Curtain Wall Repairs
Here at Warwick Window Repairs, our team of curtain wall experts are on hand to sort any of your curtain wall issues that you might have quickly, efficiently and expertly. But what exactly is a curtain wall?
Curtain wall systems are structural non-cladding systems for the external walls of buildings. They are generally associated with large, multi-storey buildings.
Curtain walls separate the interior from the exterior but only support their own weight and the loads imposed on them (such as wind loads, seismic loads, and so on) which they transfer back to the primary structure of the building.
Typically, curtain wall systems comprise a lightweight aluminium frame onto which glazed or opaque infill panels can be fixed. These infill panels are often described as ‘glazing‘ whether or not they are made of glass.
Many commercial curtain walling systems are susceptible to a range of issues that render them in need of remedial repairs as they age and are exposed to the elements.
These issues can include – water ingress, defective /loose gasketry, cracked windows, blown units, damaged fixings, and poorly performing spandrel panels. If left unattended, these can manifest further, and we have seen cases of system components falling from height.
If refurbished, the remaining useful service life of an aluminium curtain walling system may then be extended often by up to 20 years or more with the correct package of works. Similarly, we can inspect and report on the entirety of the curtain walling system to include recommended remedial repairs going forward.
What is a common curtain wall repair?
Curtain Walls systems can suffer from several issues due to age-related dilapidation. Common curtain wall repairs we are asked to conduct include:
Replacement/upgrade of existing glazing
Dilapidation inspection and report
Investigation and repair of leaks
Replacement of loose/missing fixings
Full curtain wall refurbishment program
Replacement of existing feature caps/pressure plates
Replacement of existing system gaskets.
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