There’s a lot that we don’t like about nature. We don’t like the pounding rainstorms that lead to dangerous storms and winds. We don’t like the heavy snowfalls and blizzards that travel across the region as if they’re invading. We don’t like the hail that strikes the roofs of our vehicles. We don’t like the wild winds that can uproot trees and scatter their branches all over the place. What we do like about nature is the light. How we feel when we wake up in the morning sometimes may depend on whether it’s a grey day outside, or we wake to the first rays of the sun rising. in the sky. Danpal’s glass curtain wall systems are designed to allow the best of nature, the light, to be brought inside, while keeping the worst of nature outside.
Glass Curtain Wall Systems Give Us More Natural Light
If you can spend your day in an environment where you aren’t entirely dependent upon artificial light in order to see, don’t you find yourself feeling better? It’s more than health, it’s a holistic signal from the natural realm that we are an integral part of the universe. Some weather can sometimes depress us, but natural light uplifts us.
Glass Curtain Wall Systems Don’t Surrender To Weather
Have you ever stopped to count the number of times you’ve made a complaint about the weather over the course of a year? Each season brings its own litany of complaints; even summer, which can often be too hot for comfort, sending us hurrying inside to take refuge in air conditioning. But we’re just as dissatisfied during the cold of winter, the sudden rains of spring, and the winds of autumn that strip the leaves from the trees before they have a chance to fall on their own. If a building could talk, imagine how it would have cause to complain about the weather. Yet it endures the elements and, thanks to the strength and durability of Danpal’s glass curtain wall systems, doesn’t give in to the weather.
A double skin façade is a structural term that refers to the two façades of a building, typically the vertical element, with a cavity in between them. Within that cavity is an air flow. The benefit of this system is the way that it maintains a consistent temperature, a sign that energy is being used efficiently. If you’re cozy and warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, then you probably don’t even think about whether or not your heating and cooling systems are operating at their most efficient levels. But when energy is being lost, and temperatures have to be adjusted, it’s a sign that you’re losing energy. Energy lost is energy wasted and that means money is spent for energy you aren’t using. Installation of an architectural curtain wall can restore the balance of your heating and cooling systems so that the double skin façade takes on some of the work of keeping a building’s interior spaces warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
The matter of energy is particularly apparent in big-city construction, where limited space makes high-rise buildings an inevitable part of the landscape. However, these buildings carry immense weight, an obstacle in architectural design. An architectural curtain wall alleviates the issue of weight by adding glass, which carries a high convection coefficient rather than a construction material that would lead to greater thermal loss.
The subject of façades leads to an examination of glass. When a segment of a building’s front exterior employs a glass curtain wall system as part of daylighting architecture, we’re reminded of the powerful visual appeal of glass. Thanks to the major improvements made in façade engineering, glass is a primary construction material for contemporary buildings.
Curtain walling describes the nonstructural outer wall of a building whose purpose is to block weather from penetrating the structure’s interior while at the same time ensuring the comfort of the people within.
The nonstructural status of a double glazing curtain wall allows it to be made out of a lightweight material like glass. A primary aspect of double skin façade detail is its ability to present a barrier to the air and moisture that wind, rain and snow could bring inside. These double façade systems can withstand the wind loads while absorbing the wind sway.
The glass of a double skin façade system adds flexibility to the design of the building, because it can be molded into
different shapes. A double skin curtain wall’s performance is matched by its attractive aesthetic benefits, with transparent and translucent capabilities that feature natural light as part of the internal setting. By its ability to allow sunlight to enter into a building, a curtain wall façade helps to economize on energy costs. That’s because you’re using more natural light and less artificial light. The way that technology has enhanced the properties of glass has turned glass into an ally in the regulation of building heating and cooling. Further investigation into the properties of the architectural curtain wall will validate your decision to install it into your home or office building.
Architectural Curtain Wall Energy Efficiency
You might think that a nonstructural component of a building design would be an insignificant part of the structure, but that’s not the case. Glass panel façades assist a building in the crucial area of energy efficiency, a topic which has become a shared concern of a growing majority of the world’s population. Keep in mind that the double skin façade, because the intermediate cavity between the two layers reinforces the system’s insulating capacity against winds, extremes in temperature, and also sound, offers a multifunctional advantage.
A building’s thermal efficiency needs to be able to perform in both high and low temperatures, a task which a glass curtain wall can easily accomplish. Double skin façades, because of their adaptability to hot and cold temperatures, add diversity to the heating and cooling process. If you live in a cold climate, the air buffer serves as a barrier to prevent heat loss. On the other hand, when the cavity in the glass curtain wall has absorbed heat, it’s able to provide warmth for space outside the glass, thereby lowering the demand on your indoor heating system. Your architectural curtain wall can also be enhanced with modifications such as inlets, outlet fins, or air circulators to benefit the performance of the façade.
The double skin façade system, which readily adapts to the temperature changes brought by the different seasons of the year, improves the internal insulation by keeping it dry, lowering utility costs, and supporting environmental standards designed to benefit the planet and the people who live on it.
Another feature of a double glass curtain wall system that enhances its ecological value is the fact that glass is inherently better able to keep its appearance and integrity longer than more traditional building materials. For one thing, glass doesn’t rust the way metal does. It doesn’t become weathered the way that wood does. A glass curtain wall provides a dual purpose by supporting energy efficiency, always a priority in our climate-conscious world, and at the same time, strengthening the system itself. This immunity to the danger posed by the elements makes your double curtain wall environmentally superior in performance.
How Danpal’s Double Skin Façades Benefit the Environment
We all know that in poorer countries, maintaining sustainable environmental practices can be a challenge. But did you know that in industrialized countries, buildings account for 40% of the energy usage? Our buildings are modern and technologically advanced, but it’s our responsibility to make sure that they adhere to the federally regulated environmental standards which are intended to protect the planet. Double skin façades are proven to effectively improve thermal efficiency. This advance in the architectural curtain wall structure achieves that highly desired win-win combination: thermal efficiency that promotes responsible energy usage while, at the same time, providing a financial benefit to the individual. Danpal is committed to customer satisfaction and environmental responsibility; with our glass curtain walls, we fulfill both
Danpal, which because of its commercial presence on five continents is acknowledged as an international leader in the building industry, is especially diligent in developing and maintaining systems like the double skin wall for façade which please our clients and protect our environment.
The quest for improved energy efficiency has led to the development of a double skin façade that not only supports good environmental stewardship but also provide better overall weather protection for buildings. The double skin curtain wall system is one of the ways in which Danpal research and innovation have helped the company remain true to its Global Vision, Local Focus philosophy in its business practices. With half a century of experience in the building industry, Danpal has become a leader in new and innovative product manufacturing that is as high in performance quality as it is holistic in its effects on the environment.
You know what a curtain is. You know what a wall is. You know what a system is. What you may be pondering is how all these elements combine to create an entity that provides better weather protection for your building while promoting practices and providing choices that offer both environmental and esthetic choices. Architects are trained to create a building that starts as a concept and finishes as a structure. In between those starting and ending points, there’s Danpal.
SECURITY WITH A DANPAL CURTAIN WALL SYSTEM
The construction process that goes along with the installation of a curtain wall system reveals a lot of work. But much of the work that’s part of the process is unseen. In order to create a curtain wall system that has the high performance quality that Danpal products are famous for, we dedicated an impressive amount of research, time, and effort. Because our products are light in weight, they’re easier to work with. Clients appreciate the increased convenience and financial savings that they receive as a result. Flexibility adds to the esthetics of the curtain wall system; ours have concealed joints to keep the exterior wall flush, allowing for adaptation to the desired shape. The building is secure thanks to our double-click locking seam which adds to the easy installation process. Those features are the result of the know-how that Danpal brings to the manufacturing process: before we build it, we’ve researched it and tested it so that. You see the finished product. That’s where Danpal innovation and quality are visible.
WHAT A CURTAIN WALL SYSTEM ADDS TO YOUR BUILDING
Maybe you’re wondering why we’re so proud of our curtain wall systems. It’s true that curtain wall systems don’t play a structural part in the design of your building, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. A building can’t protect itself from the damage that weather can cause, whether it’s from a single extreme event or the ongoing, relentless effects of snow, wind, rain and even sunlight on the structure. Our secret weapon is our microcell technology, which gives the curtain wall system that line of defense that keeps damage out. Once a building has been damaged on the inside by dampness left behind from snow or rain, it’s compromised in a manner that will affect your energy expenses, the structural integrity of the building, and the overall life expectancy of the building. A curtain wall system keeps a building strong throughout the seasons.
CURTAIN WALL SYSTEMS ARE ATTRACTIVE
Flexibility. Strength. Energy efficiency. Protection from weather damage. Color. Color? How does color come into the picture? At Danpal, we regard performance and appearance as a match. If you buy a car, you’re looking at more than tires and miles per gallon, right? You’re also checking out its looks. Buildings are the same. They have a purpose and they have a visual appeal. A curtain wall system adds that extra something to your building’s image and you’ll enjoy the options that Danpal provides with regard to colors, textures, and finishes.