Glazing of veranda and terrace allows you to create an island of comfort near the country house that does not violate unity with nature. Sitting in a house when leaving the city would be an irrational waste of time. In open buildings or directly on the street, insects can often interfere, and precipitation generally becomes an insurmountable obstacle to outdoor recreation. For this purpose, there are verandas and terraces, which, if desired, can be glazed, and there are so many options that it is easy to find a suitable solution for the realization of a variety of design ideas.
FEATURES OF GLAZING ON VERANDA AND TERRACE
Veranda and terrace have some differences. Veranda is a part of the house that is on the same level as the building itself. A basement, walls, window openings and a roof are provided by the veranda.
If there is heating on the veranda, it makes sense to make a warm glazing.
Warm glazing will allow not only to protect against precipitation, insects and noise from the street, but also to issue all-season recreation area.
Terrace is a separate building that can be adjacent to the house, and can stand apart. The terrace is considered to be an open area in the fresh air, which stands on a raised base and has only a roof on the racks (sometimes low rails are provided by the structure).
A warm glazed terrace, even in winter, will allow you to have a good time. For a terrace, heat is not the most important condition, and therefore it is possible to do with cold, but bright and spectacular frameless glazing.
A terrace with panoramic windows allows you to merge with nature, but at the same time be protected from its unpleasant surprises.
WARM OR COLD GLAZING
With warm glazing it will be possible to use the space of veranda even in the cold season. In cold glazing, the air temperature in the room will be only 5-6 degrees higher than outside, therefore this space is appropriate to use only in the warm season.
PARTIAL OR PANORAMIC GLAZING
The choice of one or another option will depend on the initial structure (to be exact the availability and height of its walls). If part of the walls are completely sewn, then only partial glazing is possible. If there is only one frame with a roof, it is possible to arrange a panoramic glazing
VERANDA WITH PARTIAL GLAZING
Depending on the available construction, you need to make a choice of wall and roof glazing. In the case of wall glazing, it is assumed that glass is inserted only into vertical surfaces. If no shed is provided, you can complete the design of veranda or terrace with a glass roof.
FRAME OR FRAMELESS GLAZING
Frame or frameless glazing of veranda and terraces is a matter, first of all, of an aesthetic plan, however, in this case you can consider the existing advantages and disadvantages. Frame glazing is simpler, it can be partially replaced or repaired, it costs much less frameless, but it looks trite. This cannot be said about frameless glazing (there are no retaining structures between glasses), which is recognized as a kind of elite direction in architecture. However, the elite version has a lot of minuses: there is no tightness of the seams, which provokes low thermal insulation properties, and there is also no possibility to hang a mosquito net to protect against insects when opening windows, since most of the structures in frameless glazing are sliding. The terrace with frameless glazing allows you to enjoy nature to the fullest. The frame glazing of terrace is simpler and cheaper than frameless, but it looks trite
Most often, the choice of owners of country houses falls on the use of frames, although the appearance of frameless designs is really amazing. Frame glazing of verandas and terraces involves the use of various materials that have their own advantages and disadvantages. The use of wooden frames is a typical glazing of veranda and terrace in a wooden house. Such frames can be made independently, and it is possible to order modern wooden glass units, which are considered the most expensive designs among all materials. The advantages of this material are mainly its naturalness, as well as long service life, high thermal insulation and the ability to replace individual parts. The disadvantages are most often the requirements for processing wood against pests and fungi, as well as its “dislike” for moisture. Glazing made of PVC or plastic is the most popular option for today. The advantages of this type of glazing are many: good thermal insulation, ease of maintenance and operation, a large selection of colors and models. The disadvantages include a relatively short service life (10-25 years), a large profile weight, for which a foundation is required, the difficulty of repairing it yourself.
There is an option to create a more durable structure due to the additional metal frame - such windows are called metal-plastic. If necessary, the room can be provided with decent thermal insulation, if you chooses such a construction, where there is an inert gas between the blocks with glass.
If the room is not heated, you can use the glazing of veranda and terrace with aluminum profile. It is only suitable for cold glazing, which is the only limitation when using this material. The advantages of this method include high strength, light weight, long service life (about 80 years), environmental friendliness, the ability to create any shape, color and size of structures.
Relatively new direction in glazing is the use of polycarbonate instead of glass. Glazing of veranda and terrace with polycarbonate has a number of advantages: high thermal insulation properties, greater durability compared to glass, lightness of material.
By way of opening the windows are considered several options for glazing:
- casement glazing is all familiar from childhood opening of a window to yourself
- sliding glazing of veranda and terrace implies “riding” the doors on rollers between the guides, and there are several options for such a “ride” (the simplest design like a wardrobe, the availability of additional fittings for initial extension of the window sash from the integral construction or the option when the sashes are gone to the corners, where they “open” and fold, like pages in a book)
- “concertina” type glazing, when the sashes are concertina folded to the desired distance.