Choice of glass
Roof Glass Strength
It refers to the glass resistance to wind or snow load capacity. We should calculate the calculation of constant load, wind load, and snow load.
The damage of glass roofs and skylights in the earthquake is in a variety of situations. First, we should consider the glass extrusion deformation resistance and the support system whose seismic performance.
Air permeability performance indicates the sealing ability of the roof in all parts of the closed state. Therefore, the sealed roof has strict requirements for airtightness.
It refers to the ability of the glass roof to prevent rainwater from leaking inside under the simultaneous action of wind and rain or snowmelt. Water on the top is related to the storm’s wind speed, rainfall, and the amount of water after the snow melts. Therefore, the condensation on the inside of the roof is a very traumatic problem. In addition, dew water dripping down from the ceiling is a very annoying thing to people. Therefore, the design slope should consider preventing dew from leaking down.
Glass light roof heat transfer coefficient or heat transfer impedance and the different glass used and different. For example, heat-reflective coated glass, insulating glass, heat-reflective insulating glass are significantly different. In addition, we should also consider sound insulation performance, fire resistance, hail (impact resistance) performance, lightning protection design, etc.
The glass roof and skylight is a specialized, complex technology in the building. Therefore, we should consider both design structure and glass materials. Please feel free to contact the VSOM team for the glass choices.