Curtainwall frames are generally used for larger punched openings or full facades on the exterior face of a building. Curtainwall can be fully assembled and glazed onsite, partly assembled and glazed on site, or come in unitized pre-glazed sections for larger projects.
The frames generally consist of:
a backmember ranging from 5” to 7-1/2” in depth, 2” to 2-1/2” in width
an optional face cap/cover, generally ranging 2” to 2-1/2” in width
Curtainwall framing can accommodate both monolithic and insulated glass, acrylic products, or metal infill panels ranging from 1/2” to 1-1/4” in thickness.
Curtainwalls can be integrated with sloped glazing/skylights, aluminum swing entrances, custom all glass entrances, sunshades, operable windows and louvers, as well as solar panels. If you have a question about curtainwall applications, contact one of our glazing experts.