Curtain walling is a structure that protects the building from the outside. During medieval period these structures were very proactive in keeping the invaders away but in today's time, they are used to restrict the external components like rain, dust, pollution and wind. Largely they are used in commercial sectors as they help to stabilize the structure by taking the load of the building or facility proportionately.
In the middle ages, the castles or tombs needed some protective and secure option to be safe from intruders. Earlier these walls were made of stones which were very effective and did not rot easily as well. Now with the passing time, the look and feel of the space became an important aspect as well apart from protection and safety. Today's curtain walls are made up of aluminum frames and glass material to make it look appealing yet strong as a whole. In the present structure, a thin wall of glass is attached or affixed to the building exterior along with the frames of a robust and pocket-friendly material called aluminum. This wall is proven helpful in keeping the wind and water outside. The wall being horizontal in shape does allow space or facility to have an overall stable structure.
The material of this structure is very lightweight and does not put any pressure or force on the building. People who love going with the durability and ecstasy should go for the combination of timber along with aluminum as it is very strong and beautiful to look as well.
Being transparent, they are a great source of natural sunlight or daylight which helps in having less use of electrical components in the daytime. Apart from savings on electrical bills, they help in enjoying the outer view of the surroundings as well. With the hustle bustle view of outside the employees can enjoy and relax after the mental fatigue and will be informed about the activities going outside as well. The glass appearance will not only be beneficial for the employees but will also increase the value of the property.
The structure is also influential in maintaining a good thermal performance. It does not allow the heat to come inside the awards in hot summer days and does not let the temperature of inside go outside at any cost. This wall is a perfect and economic option for the commercial spaces where safety and elegance go hand in hand.