When thinking of large continuous glass facades, structures like skyscrapers and commercial buildings with their stunning curtain walls often come to mind. However, modern residential homes can just as easily feature a facade of glass to create beautiful open surfaces. They create a bright and friendly atmosphere inside, providing fantastic views and a feeling of openness. Thanks to state-of-the-art manufacturing and craftsmanship, a Neuffer glass facade is also a highly effective solution for your project's security, energy and sound reduction needs.
Glass Facades: Design Features & Characteristics
Windows and doors have always had many different architectural requirements to meet. With modern advances architecture, frame construction and glazing technology, they can offer a remarkable range of features that can all be tweaked into a remarkable custom product. These include:
- Energy efficiency / Thermal performance
- Visible light transmission
- Sound reduction
- Weather resistance
- Regulating solar heat gain
- Fire protection
The weight each is given will depend on variables such as your local climate, home's orientation to the sun, energy goals, security needs and physical location (urban/suburban/rural). It is important to note that just like curtain walls in large high-rise buildings, residential facades of glass are not structural, that is, they do not bear the weight of the overall structure. They simply form an exterior "curtain" of glass.
Today's multitude of glazing options provide homeowners and architects a variety of solutions for the facade system you choose.