Wood Curtain Walls

Timber Walls

vg_2Our Timber Wall curtain wall system has been skillfully created to accommodate all design conditions, whether they be vertical, sloped, or custom skylight. Consistent with all of our quality products, Timber Walls dependably maintain a high level of performance through their positive drainage principles and thermally-broken aluminum profiles. The innovative Timber Walls combine the warmth and beauty of a natural wood interior with the durability and longevity of an aluminum exterior to create the perfect solution for those seeking a high-performing, green building system.

This system allows for greater spanning capability than its solid wood predecessor, the two inch by seven inch system. The glu laminate design provides greater flexibility in both span and appearance, as well as in the number of wood species available. By utilizing glu laminate as an alternative to solid wood beams, younger trees, planted with the intent of early harvest, can be used to create the structural members. The glu lam system also allows for an increased range of species, as creating the desired size members can be easily achieved. When several pieces of wood are melded together to create the structural members, the strength of the system is increased. Finally, by using glu lam, customers are able to incorporate their wood of choice without compromising their budget.

The uncompromising aesthetic design flexibility and thermal performance of Solar’s Timber Walls is achieved primarily through the use of the aluminum glazing system attached to the wood interior. This aluminum system creates a superior barrier to the elements, limiting the wood’s exposure to any type of precipitation or wind. Solar Innovations®’s unique weep system allows water to run through the aluminum gutters, channeling water away from the curtain wall and effectively preventing any leakage into the system.

Solar’s Timber Walls are pressure equalized systems. This is achieved by overlapping the horizontal profiles with the vertical profiles. The unobstructed flow from horizontal to vertical is key to the construction of this pressure equalized curtain wall. In addition, the wood in the Timber Walls is the main component of structural support, as it stiffens the system and carries the dead-load from the glazing.

Timber Walls are available in three different widths: 2 inch wide wood with 2 inch wide aluminum profile, 2 1/2 inch or 3 inch wide wood with 2 1/2 inch aluminum profile, and 3 inch wide wood with 3 inch wide aluminum profile. The 2 inch (4′ x 8′ panel) and 2 1/2 inch (5′ x 10′ panel) Timber Walls are both being tested for hurricane applications; a 4 by 10 system has been hurricane certified, and a 5 by 10 system is in the process of being certified.

These Timber Walls may also be integrated with Solar Innovation®’s conservatories, greenhouses, sunrooms, and additional products. Our extensive line of operable windows and doors can be incorporated into the new Timber Wall.

Glazing options include glass and polycarbonate. Wood species available with Timber Walls are solid Mahogany or Spanish Cedar and glu-laminates of Southern Yellow Pine, Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, and Northern White Pine. Upon special request, additional wood species may be available. Aluminum exterior finishes for the Timber Wall are available in Solar Innovations®’ seven standard colors of White, Bronze, Hartford Green, Black, Sandstone, Natural Clay, and Mill (unpainted) and two anodized colors of Dark Bronze Anodized and Clear Anodized. Custom colors are also available upon request.

We will be happy to assist you or answer any questions. For more information on Solar Innovations®’ Timber Walls or aluminum curtain walls, contact a Sales Representative at 800.618.0669 or email us at info@solarinnovations.com.

* Please note: Any Solar Innovations® operable feature should not be operated when there is snow, ice, or any other non-natural weight on the structure. Operable features must remain free of debris for proper operation. Operable features should not be operated when the wind is blowing in excess of 50 mph, based on an exposure rating of B. Failure to comply with these limitations will void the warranty on the operable features and any component thereof.