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What Are Frameless Glass Doors and Glass Curtains?

7 May 2022 at 09:09am
A few years ago, in Spain, glass curtains became popular as an attractive method of enclosing a balcony or covered terrace to keep out the cold winds in spring and autumn, thus prolonging the feel of summer. Cortinas de Cristal Precio m2 Chile

They are comprised of panels of frameless glass that can are locked together to form an invisible barrier against the weather, cold temperatures and a certain noise level, whilst allowing natural light to flow in and people to look out over an uninterrupted view.

In addition to being suitable for external use to non-living areas, glass curtains are ideal for internal use as frameless glass room dividers, constructed of toughened clear glass with no side frames, enabling unobstructed views between rooms.

These single glazed frameless doors are widely used in commercial premises: shop fronts, restaurants, caf├ęs, hotels, offices, conference meeting rooms, golf clubs, leisure centres, shopping arcades, summer-houses, swimming pools and and wet-room partitioning.

Many new commercial construction projects are designed with large, glass curtain walls that are attached to the outside structure of buildings. These glass walls allow filtered natural light to enter the building interior as well as create a beautiful outside appearance. Another benefit of these wall systems is to increase fire spread between floors and to keep out air and water. Typically, a curtain wall spans more than one story and is composed of metal framing with infill units of glass. Unfortunately, these glass walls are often damaged during construction activity at considerable cost.

Curtain walls can be damaged during shipment to the job site, during installation and after installation while the remaining construction work takes place. There are several methods that manufacturers' can use to protect the aluminum windows and mullions from damage for shipment. Protecta-foam strips can quickly be adhered to the metal surface and act as a protective barrier between stacked wall units. Reinforced cardboard edge protectors from 2.5 to 4.0 inches can be taped to all edges of the units for shipment. Lastly, rolled cardboard can be used in some cases if the weight of the units is not enough to crush the cardboard. Wall glass can be protected from scratches during shipment by using adhesive window film.

Once curtain walls have been delivered to the job site, unpacked and properly installed, they are at the highest risk of damage. Various construction trades will work both outside and inside the construction project for months or years. Not only can the aluminum be dented or scratched, the glass is at high risk for scratching and breakage as well. Some glass may be very expensive if it provides seismic- or hurricane-impact resistance or ballistic proof glass specified on courthouse projects. Protecting both the glass and metal once the curtain wall has been installed is a smart move by any contractor.

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