For residents of apartment buildings, the question of whether or not to glaze a balcony has long been out of the question. Glazing a balcony allows you to get rid of wind, precipitation and dust in an unheated room. Despite the obvious advantages, balcony glazing often raises many questions. Let’s deal with them.
The main question that the customer must answer is what kind of balcony he wants to get? Cold or warm?
If the goal is to glaze a balcony without heating, to protect it from wind, precipitation, noise, it is enough to install a structure using a standard 3-chamber profile system and a single-chamber double-glazed window. The problem will be solved.
When the task of glazing a balcony is set, with the presence of heating on the balcony, with wall insulation, as well as in the case of expanding the room due to the balcony space, it is necessary to use warmer 5-chamber profile systems, 2-chamber energy-saving double-glazed windows.
A common mistake is that the customer initially puts a “cold” balcony, and then eventually decides to dismantle the balcony unit and expand the room. Believe me – in this case, you will get problems and the coldest room you have expanded. After all, the installed balcony glazing is not suitable for these purposes.
By their shape, balconies are straight (loggias), L-shaped, U-shaped, bay windows,
French (floor-to-ceiling glazing).
Before ordering a balcony, you need to know what kind of finishing work will be done on the balcony itself (wall and ceiling cladding). You need to know this to install additional expansion profiles around the perimeter of the balcony frame.
Glazing of balconies often requires preliminary preparatory work, such as cutting out the railing, masonry, etc.