28 Jun Types of window structures for a balcony.
Types of glazing for balconies and loggias.
Glazing of balconies or loggias should start with the selection of high-quality window structures. Some enthusiasts, of course, will prefer to make them on their own – at home, but this is a rather extraordinary step peculiar only to window professionals. Ordinary inhabitants will almost certainly decide to purchase ready-made windows in building supermarkets or make them to order in specialized firms, especially since the market for window structures today can offer an interested buyer a very rich choice.
Well, we, in turn, with our advice, will try to help you understand the types of window structures, so that you can later draw the right conclusions about the advisability of using one or another type of window on your balcony or loggia.
Glazing of balconies and loggias using simple wooden frames.
Now on the building materials market, you can find two types of wooden frames – ordinary and improved. Both of them can be successfully used, if the glazing of balconies and loggias is carried out according to the principle – the faster and cheaper, the better. A regular frame is a simple wood structure with one glass. Improved frames are more complex products, among which there are wooden frames with two glasses or two independent parallel frames.
The advantage of wooden frames lies in their relatively low prices and ease of installation. Glazing a balcony or loggia with them can protect this room from precipitation, but it will not save you from the cold. The reason for this is the presence of more than significant gaps in the wooden structure, and as a result, low resistance to heat transfer.
In addition, wooden frames must be carefully looked after, otherwise they will quickly lose the poor functionality that they originally had. They should always be tinted and varnished in time, which will extend their service life.
Glazing of balconies and loggias using aluminum structures.
When glazing balconies and loggias today, aluminum profiles are often used, from which you can easily create a very original and more than functional window design. It has much more advantages compared to wooden balcony windows. First of all, this design is not affected by climatic factors, as a result of which it has a longer service life and does not require additional maintenance. Its second advantage lies in its design – after all, the sashes of its frame are made according to the type of wardrobe doors. This approach saves the space of a balcony or loggia well. But aluminum windows have the same disadvantage as wooden ones. They cannot keep warm, they are not able to fully complete the task of insulating a balcony or loggia.
Glazing of balconies and loggias with PVC windows.
PVC structures perfectly withstand adverse climatic factors and retain heat well, which makes them much more efficient than aluminum and wooden windows. Their design includes special seals that seal and soundproof the room. According to their structure, PVC are single-chamber (two-glass) or two-chamber (three-glass) double-glazed windows. It is clear that a larger number of cameras gives a greater guarantee of thermal protection. PVC double-glazed windows do not require special care. They are also very easy to operate. Only wooden Euro-windows can compete with PVC windows in terms of thermal performance.
Eurowindows made of wood.
In the manufacture of wooden euro-windows, a profile made of specially treated wood is used. Of course, windows of this type are much more expensive than PVC windows. But on the other hand, they have high hygienic and thermal performance, which makes them very attractive in the eyes of high-income buyers.