Balconies can easily become your next favorite place for chilling out, even if they are only a small one. With conscious planning, stylish designs, they can deliver the difference that you are looking for. Either if you are planning to upgrade your house, or if you are unsure about which type of balcony would be the best pick for your, the short list below will hopefully get you closer to your decision. We decided to give a few tips on the most important aspect of balconies, such as looks, types, safety and their applic ation
Looks and Types of Balconies
Obviously, the most important aspect of your future balcony are the looks. Finding the right one which delivers the right kind of style, has enough space and matches your exterior design might be a bit of a challenge, but if you dedicate enough time to check the various types available, you will surely find the perfect match. There are numerous types of balconies which deliver different looks, such as:
– The Juliet balcony:
As one of the most popular false balconies, the Juliet balcony usually used to describe a small, non-protruding terrace, which also features a glazed door with a shallow railing outside.
– The False balconies:
The 4-6 inches deep tiny deck is the only difference between False and Faux. These can be easily installed to any home, while they still do not provide any considerable square footage, however, they are the perfect choice to bring a bit of the outdoors in.
– The Faux balconies:
These are not more than ornamentations usually in the form of a railing attached to a home’s facade. Therefore they are mostly used as a design element for creating the illusion of a balcony
– The French balcony:
Another popular false balcony, the French style got its name from the french doors that open to a small deck. It is a romantic and stylish solution.
Deck Glass Railings
If you’ve got small children or pets, then you’ll already know just how much they love to stick their arms, legs, heads and paws through standard bar railing. Not only is this hugely scary as you’re never sure if they’re going to get stuck, it can be hugely frustrating having to keep telling them not to do it! The joy of glass deck railings means that there are no bars for them to try to sneak through. You’ve got an extra level of security. As the glass is toughened too, it’s not going to be broken if somebody does fall or run into it.
Glass deck railings can be seen through too, so you don’t have to compromise at all on the view that you’ve got by installing railings. They make any outdoor space look so much more cared for, and now we’re coming into the warmer seasons it makes sense to have your outside space as somewhere you love spending your time. There’s no area that’s too small or too big for glass deck railings, so why not get a quote for your property today?
Safety is an inevitable question when it comes to designing your next balcony or deck. There are numerous safety precautions which can be installed initially. While regular inspections are also highly advisable to keep the structure in perfect condition. You can also easily turn your balcony or deck into a children-friendly safe zone, by installing safety nets. Large cracks in concrete, warped wood are all alarming signs, therefore, in these cases turn to a professional for assistance.
If you are looking for a professional service which deals with both installation and safety of balconies, we are here to help! All the balconies we make are compliant with Ontario’s building code. Contact us today for further information on our professional services!