It’s no surprise demountable glass walls have been steadily growing in popularity over the last several years. They help bring natural light to dark hallways, add a modern aesthetic and provide flexibility when remodeling your space. In this post, we’re answering five glass walls FAQ’s.
What are the benefits of demountable glass walls vs. traditional glazing?
To begin, demountable glass walls can be relocated to different areas of a space, as they are not permanent construction. In addition to offering flexibility, they are classified as furniture, so they depreciate more quickly than permanent construction.
Installation is also cleaner. Instead of silicone between glass panels, some demountable systems use polycarbonate H-channels. This type of joint doesn’t discolor, has a uniform look and is better for acoustics.
How do they attach to the ceiling?
There are two primary ways to attach them to ceiling. They can be affixed to the drywall header or an acoustical ceiling grid. Each method requires different parts, so remember to decide how the walls are secured prior to ordering.
Which glass thickness and types can you use?
Most demountable glass walls are 3/8” or a ½” thick. However, we recommend that doors are always a ½”. Transoms or clerestory glass can be ¼”. Most of the glass we install is clear and always tempered. However, we’ve installed decorative marker boards and color laminated glass to add interest to a space.
How can you secure a space using demountable glass walls?
There are a few different options. You can start by using locking ladder poles or levers similar to a normal door. For added security, demountable walls can work with maglocks and card readers too.