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Why You Should Add a Curtain Wall to the Front of Your High-Rise

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If you want to build a new, high-rise commercial property in a prime location, then you need to take advantage of the latest architectural techniques, maximise the available space and make it look good. You need to make sure that the project comes in underneath the budget and is completed in as short a time as possible, so you can get it fitted out and open up for business. As you ponder the exterior design, why should you think about adding a curtain wall to the front?

Standing out

Any modern city centre worth its salt will have a variety of different architectural styles on show. Each designer will try to outdo the next, so the building will attract more attention and, ideally, tenants. Little wonder, therefore, that designers often decide to add a curtain wall to the facade and to make this as aesthetically pleasing as possible. However, there are additional benefits associated with this type of approach, including cost-saving advantages.

Building Benefits

A curtain wall is typically an aluminium framed structure that sits on the front of the facade. Usually, it is filled with glass to provide a mirrored effect and can help to reflect sunlight and UV rays away from the building. It will help to push the load away from the front of the building as well, so the structure is more stable and able to deal with high winds more effectively. It will also repel a certain amount of moisture too, and this should cut down on overall maintenance costs.

Light Filtration

If a curtain wall is properly constructed and glass is used within the structure, it can certainly help to allow more natural light into the building. While this light can be filtered to cut down on those UV rays, it should nevertheless make the interior of the building much more pleasant to be in, and cut down on energy costs.


Remember, a curtain wall like this will need a certain amount of additional maintenance in order to keep wind and moisture out. The sealant that surrounds the perimeter has to be replaced from time to time, and you need to make sure that the builder is up to the job.

Focusing on the Glass

Make sure that you choose the right type of glass for your curtain wall as well, and remember, the glass will be the focal point and make your particular building stand out from all the rest.

For more information, reach out to a commercial glass window service.