A modern glazed balcony is a multifunctional room that is intended not only for storing things, but also for a comfortable pastime. Basically, people prefer to warm the balconies to the maximum, where it will be beautiful and comfortable in winter. Glazing depends directly on the house where the owners live. Old houses, better known as the “Khrushchevs”, which there are still a great many, do not allow to be attached to worn balcony plates heavy structures. There is a way out – cold glazing of balconies perfectly solves the problems of this kind.
The essence of the cold glazing of balconies
The design of the frame is made of light material, as a rule, it is aluminum. Glazing is carried out in one glass, which in the end gives lightness to the entire system. The thermal insulation is a rubber insulation and mounting foam with a sealant.
Advantages of cold glazing:
ease of design;
speed and ease of installation (the balcony can be glazed independently);
an increase in the beneficial area of the balcony, due to the removal of the frame outside the railing;
use of sliding systems;
protection of the balcony space from dust, snow and rain;
durability of aluminum structures;
high wear resistance;
The ease of dismantling.
Cold glazing of balconies with your own hands: Features of work
First of all, careful preparation of the balcony is carried out, and especially its railing. Aluminum is a weightless material, so even a slight particle of dust or dirt can give a skew in the guides. Be sure to plaster the railing, wash them, and wipe it again.
Next, the black frame is made around the perimeter of the balcony. It is made from a bar (the magpie is enough), which is stuffed on the railing and side walls of the balcony. It is to the tree that aluminum is attached. The mandatory presence of an external window sill from the same aluminum that performs the function of a rainfall, otherwise moisture will fall into the window.
It is very important to make a clear definition of a window opening system. If the windows are sliding, then the transom or ventilation window is excluded. If the windows have a standard system, then the glass frame must be done in advance. The second option is also preferable because in the summer, mosquito nets can be placed on the window or phymugu, which will protect from insects and provide a constant influx of fresh air.
The seal of all the cracks and joints after the installation of the frame with the glass necessarily occurs in two stages. First, a mounting foam with silicone is used, after drying, silicone sealant is used.