Structural glazing is a system of bonding glass to a building’s structural framing members utilizing a high strength, high performance silicone sealant specifically designed and tested for structural glazing.In structural glazing applications, dynamic wind loads are transferred from the glass, by the structural silicone sealant, to the perimeter structural support.The net results of this glazing technique are either four-sided systems, which yield an unobstructed glass surface; or two-sided systems, where horizontal or vertical accents can be achieved.
Advantages of Structural Glazing
- Allows for broader architectural design flexibility.
- Increases the thermal efficiency of buildings, because the exterior exposure of metal framing is either reduced or eliminated.
- Reduces or eliminates water and air infiltration.
- Reduces the potential for thermal breakage of glass.