Glass Systems | Design-Assist
Interior Glass Cladding Systems
Quick-assembly glass wall-cladding systems for opaque and back-lit feature walls, columns, and ceilings
Ventilated Glass Facade Systems
Open, back-ventilated glass facade systems offer openness & protection from the elements
Decorative Glass Rainscreen Systems
Exterior flat glass wall systems for rainscreen facades & decorative architectural glass screens
Double-Glazed Channel Glass Facade Systems
Stick-built & unitized exterior channel glass wall systems for high-performance daylight-friendly facades
Single-Glazed Channel Glass Facade System
Channel glass wall system for stick-built rainscreens & exterior decorative screens
Interior Channel Glass Wall Systems
Single & double-glazed channel glass wall systems for interior glass walls, screens & partitions
What Is Channel Glass?
Channel glass is a U-shaped, translucent, machine-rolled architectural glass. Its unique geometry allows it to withstand imposed forces in ways conventional flat glass cannot. Relatively lightweight ¼” (7 mm) thick channel glass can achieve far greater spans than regular flat glass, reaching limitless widths and heights up to 23 ft. (7 m).
Channel glass can create sweeping, virtually seamless glass walls uninterrupted by metal frames, including glass-to-glass corners and serpentine curves.
What Is a Rainscreen?
As the name suggests, a rainscreen is akin to a raincoat. It protects the building from the elements: rain, snow, and ice. If an elegant cladding material, such as decorative architectural glass is used, a rainscreen can also deliver an added dose of modernity and style. It can be easily attached to the structural walls or floor slabs of a new or old building, creating a protective envelope around it.