Curtain Wall


  • An exterior wall that does not support any weight. Because a curtain wall is non-load bearing, the wall can be made of less expensive, lightweight materials.

non-bearing wall, non-load bearing wall

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Building Code (BC) Acronym,
    • Regulations that govern design and materials used in construction.
  • Drywall Definition,
    • Panels of gypsum plaster wrapped in thin cardboard and attached to the house framing to create interior walls.
  • Home Inspection Definition,
    • A thorough examination of a house's visible structural parts and systems, conducted before purchase.
  • Load-bearing Wall Definition,
    • Any exterior wall or interior wall that supports its weight and the weight of other parts of the building.
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