Glass Type:

Spandrel glass

Concealing structural elements of buildings

Spandrels are opaque glass panels located between areas of vision glass, which are often used to conceal structural building components such as columns, floor slabs, HVAC systems, vents, wiring and plumbing. Spandrel glass must be heat-treated to avoid thermal stress breakage. Matching spandrel glass to vision glass that's either high transmittance or low reflection can be challenging but Guardian Glass has developed solutions to ease the specification process.

Spandrel glass for concealing structural elements of buildings

Spandrels are opaque glass panels located between areas of vision glass, which are often used to conceal structural building components such as columns, floor slabs, HVAC systems, vents, wiring and plumbing. An aesthetically pleasing way of concealing structural elements, spandrel glass is often contained within false ceilings on each floor of a building, located between vision glass on each floor.

Designs that call for large areas of glass such as curtain walls or structural glazing often include spandrels. Depending on the design, the spandrel colour can match the vision glass or complement it. Guardian SunGuardĀ®coatings are available to help architects and

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