In the era of modern construction, curtain walls are a crucially important component. People use it in
their buildings to protect them from harsh environmental conditions. Placed at the exterior of the
building, curtain walls are panels that are placed through chemical or mechanical bonding or adhesive.
Curtain walls are made of many types of materials such as metal, glass or stone. Constructors highly
recommend installing curtain walls due to its several benefits.
Benefits of installing curtain walls in a building
Curtain walls can benefit a building in many ways, such as:
Thermal efficiency: The thermal efficiency of your building can be enhanced by installing curtain
walls. All you need to do is maintain the curtain walls well. They can be used to stabilise the
temperature of the building and reduce the operating costs of cooling systems. Moreover, the harmful
effects of UV rays on items of the buildings can also be reduced with additional glazing to curtain walls.
Air and water resistance: Curtain walls serve a huge purpose of resisting air and water from entering
the building by acting as an insulator and buffer. It becomes easier to maintain a building after installing
curtain walls. As they are like protective shields against water and air, buildings last for a long time
without suffering any damage.
The resistance of fire spread: Fire can be a grave danger for skyscrapers as it spreads upwards very
quickly. So, every owner and resident of such a building must be concerned about preventing the spread
of fire. Curtain walls can be used as barriers to block the easy transfer of fire, thus, blocking its spread
Prevention of building sway: Curtain walls cannot provide the structural stability to a building, but
they can be used to secure the structures by reducing building sway. They protect a building by
dispersing kinetic force throughout the frame and structure thus, any stress in the building is evened
out. As a result, buildings can withstand