Currently, the improvement of suburban real estate uses a variety of options. Particularly popular in the country is a glazed veranda. Glass constructions with a sliding system have proven themselves best.
Glazing types of terraces and verandas
Glass terraces and verandas are a modern and attractive option for designing a recreation area on a personal plot. It is not at all difficult to erect a wooden structure on your own, and then glaze it. First you need to choose the right type of such a design and decide on the option in which glazing will be performed.
Also keep in mind that there is cold and warm glazing. The first option assumes that the internal temperature level differs from external indicators by about 5-7aboutC. With warm glazing, room operation is carried out regardless of the time of year.
Important to remember, that the verandas are equipped with the main building, and have the same foundation and common roof with it. A fairly well-insulated veranda is used even in the winter as an extra room with appropriate heating. In this case, the so-called winter glazing is performed.
Terraces are most often built apart from the main structure, and a platform or garden path is used as a connection. Properly executed glazing of the terrace helps to maintain a positive temperature only if there is a slight cooling outside, therefore, glazing is used to protect the room from precipitation and bad weather.
Glass Verandas: Ideas
Frameless and frameless
You can glaze the terrace and the veranda in different ways.. The advantages of the frame option include:
- low cost due to the use of smaller glasses, which are easier to manufacture and transport to the installation site;
- the ability to replace items that have become unusable;
- the possibility of independent performance of all work.
Nevertheless, this method cannot be called the most popular, due to the impossibility of building non-standard structural buildings.
Frameless method - a more expensive option, characterized by the ability to perform designs with almost any configuration. This method is optimal if necessary to obtain a panoramic effect, create an elegant and stylish building while maintaining full natural light. In this case, sliding systems are mainly used. The disadvantages of this option are represented by the lack of sufficient heat-insulating properties, the inability to install mosquito nets, the lack of optimal tightness of the seams and the high cost.
With sliding and folding frames
You can choose a glazing method depending on the type of opening and closing the windows on the veranda or terrace:
- sliding frames fixed on parallel guides. The advantage of this design is space saving. However, it must be borne in mind that there is no possibility of a full-fledged opening of the wall, because the glasses from the frames are not able to be removed and can simply be shifted to one side. Such a glazing system is characterized by a lack of full tightness;
- folding accordion frames characterized by the presence of a mechanism connecting the sashes, which allows you to put them in a "stack", as close to each other as in the "accordion". In order to create such "accordions", not only aluminum profiles are used, but also plastic guides. In terraces and verandas, where it is required to perform glazing over the entire wall, it is better to give preference to aluminum, which has sufficient rigidity and is able to reliably hold heavy glass.
When choosing the type of frames, it is necessary to focus on the design features of the building and its design characteristics.
Wall, roofing and combination options
At the installation site, a couple of the most common options stand out:
- wall glazing, in which window blocks are installed in the walls of the veranda, and with panoramic glazing, they are completely replaced;
- roof glazing involves the installation of a translucent structure on the roof of a completed building.
Recently, simultaneous wall and ceiling glazing has been increasingly carried out. In this case, the windows are installed not only in the walls, but are able to completely or partially replace the ceiling of the veranda, creating a complete illusion of presence in open air.
Veranda made of wood and glass
Panoramic and partial glazing
Particularly considered to be glazing, performed in structures with blind or sewn with decorative material walls. This method is notable for its low cost and the ability to replace a failed element on its own. Unconditional disadvantages include the limited visibility and not too attractive appearance of such a design.
The panoramic effect, on the contrary, allows you to fully enjoy the surrounding landscape, thanks to the presence of not only transparent walls, but also a glass ceiling. In addition to an excellent review, keep in mind that the effect of the "aquarium" is not always convenient in the absence of a sufficiently good fence and too close to the neighbors. Among other things, the cost of such a building cannot be classified as publicly available.
Stages and features of glazing terraces with sliding structures
It is best to glaze the terrace with fairly simple sliding structures. Swivel systems are more suitable for glazing a veranda. Regardless of species, the use of sliding structures has a number of undeniable advantages:
- such elements occupy little free space even in the open position;
- under the influence of gusts of strong winds, windows of this type do not slam shut;
- there is no risk of damage to furniture and interior;
- durability of a design and practicality during operation;
- sufficient tightness.
Sliding systems are an excellent option for arranging a terrace, a veranda, a winter garden on a personal territory.
Before creating a design, you need to make the right choice of material and glass:
- glazing wooden frames can be done independently, and euro-windows made of wood belong to the category of the most expensive structures. The advantages of this type of glazing are represented by the ability to independently replace individual elements, a long service life, the naturalness of creating a microclimate indoors. However, the option is expensive and needs high-quality regular wood treatment with antiseptics and antifungal agents;
- plastic or PVC windows - One of the most popular methods for choosing a design of a certain shape and color. The material is easy to maintain, has a fairly good thermal and sound insulation. The disadvantages include the lack of maintainability, insufficient durability and relatively high weight;
- aluminum terrace glazing - cold version with a long service life, low weight and high strength. You can choose not only a sliding, but also a swivel, swivel-tilt, tilt, slide and lift-slide system. Any aluminum does not retain heat well, so you need to use various heat insulators.
You can use glass of different types. Along with simple, stained glass, tempered and laminated glass, as well as energy-saving glass are often used. Quite often, designs are glazed with cellular and monolithic polycarbonate.
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Standard technology for sliding glazing provides for the installation of one glass, and the presence of LG-profile allows the sash to move easily and protects the room from the entry of cold air masses. With this option, thermal insulation and a good soundproofing effect are created. Double-glazed windows from a pair of glasses have the same basic characteristics, and there is a tight enclosed space between the glasses.
There are certain, fairly generalized tips, using which everyone can independently glaze the terrace or the veranda in the conditions of suburban home ownership. With a competent choice of building material and observing the technology, you can get not only a very decorative, but also a durable construction.