Top 5 Curtain Wall Questions Asked at MODEX Answered
MODEX took place March 17-20 in Atlanta, GA with approximately 25,000 attendees exploring the 230,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Rite-Hite participated with a large booth featuring many of its product lines including Zoneworks® Curtain Walls. The response of attendees to curtain walls was great and they instantly understood how the flexible nature of these walls is such a benefit. We received many good questions at the show, so we decided to compile and answer the top five we were asked.
Question 1: How much do fabric curtain walls cost?
The simplicity of curtain walls and their components (vinyl fabric, insulated batting, and thread) culminate in a product that doesn’t require a specialized sub-contractor and allows for a speedy installation with minimal interruption to your daily operation. This results in savings of roughly 40-60% over traditional construction costs on sizeable projects.
Question 2: What level of temperature separation can I achieve using curtain walls?
Curtain walls can be used to divide cooler/freezer space, keep employees warm or cool in specified plant areas where treated air is needed, and protect temperature-sensitive items or processes. Insulated curtain walls can provide temperature deltas up to 40°F (22°C).
Question 3: Are Zoneworks Curtain Walls an “off-the-shelf” product?
No. Every curtain wall is custom built for each project and designed by our engineers. This allows the curtains to be configured in virtually any size, shape or dimension – making them rich with potential for varied applications.
Question 4: Can you add doors to curtain walls?
Yes, we can incorporate any type of door (PVC strip doors, high-speed doors, impact doors, sectional/rolling steel doors, steel man-doors, etc.) with the addition of steel framing supplied by Rite-Hite or fabricated locally per our provided drawings.
Question 5: Do curtain walls attach to the floor?
They do not, and we don’t recommend it unless there is a heavy negative or positive pressure situation. Our sweeps at the bottom of the panels seal against the floor and match any voids or elevation changes in the floor slab. In the event the curtain needs to be anchored to the floor, steel angles can be positioned on the floor and the curtain secured to the steel angle.
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