Living in a city apartment has certain features, one of which is the lack of useful space inside the room. Its expansion is possible due to the accession of the balcony. However, this is not always possible, since often this part of the apartment is an open space. In this article we will talk about how to make a glazed balcony, consider the options for glazing with aluminum profile, as well as wooden frames, give step-by-step instructions, photos and video materials.
First of all, it is worth noting that Before making a decision about independent work, you need to take into account a number of factors.
Such a balcony will not withstand construction
Important note that there are several separate implementation options.
Various technological aspects are worth mentioning:
Due to the complexity of the installation, the frameless type of glazing is rarely used when performing the task on its own.
Wooden frames for the balcony
To decide which type of glazing to choose, it is necessary individually at the same time it is necessary to soberly assess their capabilities and qualifications. Errors made during installation can lead not only to dangerous situations. Whichever glazing option is chosen, the approximate sequence of actions will be approximately the same. Actions can be divided into several separate stages.
To begin, as always, you need to start with preparation . Balcony must be freed from all items stored there. After this, it is necessary to inspect the room of the balcony for compliance with the requirements for glazing. Thus, in some cases, reinforcement of the structure will be required, and in some cases, the parapet must be completely replaced or shifted. It is important to understand that the glazing will entail an additional load on its own, while wind influences will also occur on the glazed balcony.
General view of frameless glazing
At the preparation stage, careful measurements of the glazing opening should also be carried out. This should be given maximum attention, as miscalculations will lead to additional difficulties in the future.It is also necessary to carry out the warming and leveling of surfaces, preliminary finishing works and other actions, the implementation of which will be further complicated.
Strengthening the balcony with carrying out the floor
It is important to understand that step-by-step instructions are impossible in this case. More precisely, it will differ significantly in each case. However, some general description of the actions can be given.
Gain with the removal on the sill
Next is the installation step frames Actions will vary somewhat depending on the technology used.
Installation of plastic frames
After the frames are installed, the final finishing of the room is performed .
Frameless glazing scheme
As can be seen from the stated material, works can be performed independently only under the condition sufficient qualifications, as well as compliance with all necessary technological conditions. If there is no complete confidence in the successful outcome of the work, then it is better to entrust them to professionals.
Installation scheme of plastic frames
With a plastic parapet