Vertical Glazing

Curtain Walls

vg_1Curtain walls by Solar Innovations® can be utilized in commercial and residential applications. Commercial applications are most often designed, engineered, and installed by Solar as storefronts. Curtain walls are an excellent way to bring natural light into a room while remaining protected from  the elements.  In residential applications, curtain walls can be constructed for exterior walls that showcase a beautiful view, interior partitions between rooms, as well as secondary structures, such as pool houses or garden sheds.

All curtain walls manufactured by Solar are constructed out of durable aluminum. The benefit of an aluminum curtain wall is the reduction in required maintenance. Aluminum curtain walls will not rot, rust, warp, expand with heat, or require constant finishing.  Curtain walls are listed on the Construction Specifications Institute website under the MasterFormat.

Solar Innovations® offers eight standard frame finish colors and unfinished aluminum; custom finish options are available at an additional cost. All Solar Innovations® curtain wall frames are custom built to meet the exact dimensions of your opening.

Numerous glazing options are available for your curtain wall. LowE tints are a popular choice because they limit UV penetration, which cuts down on the fading of furniture, window treatments, and counter tops. LowE glazing options are also energy efficient and greatly assist in maintaining a constant, comfortable temperature within the room. Polycarbonate can also be utilized in curtain walls to provide a clean line and a modern appearance. There are several colors available in varying thicknesses.

Decorative glazing options are available for unique situations such as an interior dividing wall when the end user needs to create privacy from an adjoining room. Acid etch glazing and sandblast finishes are decorative glazing solutions that can be added to curtain walls to meet specific design requirements. Another option is spandrel glass, which is painted to block all visibility. Decorative elements are often added to curtain walls and Gridwork can be used to add architectural interest and allow the glass panels to match the rest of an existing residence.

Exterior grids and interior muntins are also available in Solar Innovations®’s curtain walls. The exterior grids are located outside the glass and are traditional in style. Interior muntins are located between the two panes of glass and provide the end user with a bit of contemporary flare.  Interior muntins are very useful for hard to reach places or locations that come into contact with a lot of dirt, such as in front of a windowsill that houses plants. Multiple patterns are available, including a traditional 6 over 3 (or any custom number you would like) radius and Gothic grids.

After a design is finalized, Solar Innovations® or one of our certified installation crews can complete the installation of the curtain wall. Based on the scope of your project, there are also “do-it-yourself” installation kits available for those who wish to buy factory direct and then complete the installation of the curtain walls themselves.

Series SI5000W wood and aluminum facade system is suitable for for vertical and slope glazed commercial and residential applications. The glulam interior with thermally enhanced aluminum exterior glazing system offers superior air, water, structural, and thermal performance.

SPECIAL FEATURES

UNIT TYPE OPTIONS

Completely factory-engineered and fabricated system Operable window and door inserts with a
matching wood veneer
2″, 2 ½”, and 3″ profile widths Wood members custom milled or shaped
Outside set, pressure-glazed system Custom wood finishes
Vertical wall, slope glazed, and skylight applications Custom finishes:
Glazing infills from 3/16″ to 1 1/2″; thicker glass
options depending upon engineering
Class I Anodized: Dark Bronze, Clear
Custom designed shear blocks for easy assembly Powder coat finish: AAMA 2603-2604
Standard wood finish Fluoropolymer (50% or 70%): AAMA 2604-2605
Standard aluminum finishes: AAMA 2603 Veneer and cladding options
Duracron: Hartford Green, Bronze, Black, Natural Clay, White, Sandstone Multiple decorative cover caps in aluminum or
wood
LEED friendly system including recycled content 2- or 4- side SSG glazing options
FSC certified wood available upon request Aluminum and/or wood horizontal members
Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.