Glass facade models are spreading rapidly, especially in recent years. They offer convenient and simple solutions that are good not only in terms of aesthetics, but also have great functionality. Glass is a modern and safe material. Despite the apparent fragility, it has obvious advantages, including increased strength and energy efficiency. Glass facades of buildings in modern cities have long become a reality and a trend in modern architecture. They transform the exterior walls, creating an innovative and progressive appearance of the building.
What Are The Glass Facade Types?
Glass facade systems are systems of different types that may differ in terms of the material used and the benefits it gives. Many types of facades help ensure the energy efficiency of a building. In addition, they provide protection from ultraviolet radiation, reflect sunlight or partially pass it into the room. In addition, glass facades can be made of glass of varying degrees of strength. So what are the types of glass facade systems? Let us get a look.
- Classical (crossbar) facades;
- Structural (frameless) facade;
- Hinged facades;
- Spider glazing facade.
These are the four main types of facades that differ in the type of glazing (or in other words, the type of connection of glass panels to each other). In addition, facades can vary due to the material used: the type of glass, its strength, color, degree of transparency and reflection, and so on.
What Are The Advantages Of The Glass Facade?
Glass facades visually increase the area of the premises, while outside they look beautiful and modern. One of the main advantages can be considered the durability and practicality of glass. However, this is not the only advantage of the glass facade, and here are some of them:
Glass facades have a high level of thermal insulation, which helps to significantly save on heating costs in winter. In addition, facade glass can reflect sunlight partially or completely, which means you do not have to additionally condition the air in the room in the summer. Another advantage of the glass facade is its high UV protection.
Glass facades reduce the level of extraneous noise in the room by 20-30%.
Reliability and safety
Despite the apparent fragility, glass facades are a durable and safe material. Reinforced or laminated glass used in glazing is able to withstand damage of various strengths from scratches and chips to explosions.