Glass Balconies

Glass Balconies

Manufacturers offer to choose and install a glass balcony fence to solve the problem of design and safety once and for all. The main criteria to be met by the enclosing elements of balcony structures are precisely the beauty and safety. 

These balconies with glass enclosures provide decorative features and high structural strength that make them one of the best options in the installation of residential and commercial real estate.

So when installing glass enclosures on the balcony of your apartment or entire building do not fear that they are something fragile that can quickly break because the manufacturing material is tempered or laminated glass, the strongest in the industry.

Types of glass balconies and their main differences.

Existing models of balcony railings present several types:

  • Modular construction;
  • Frame fence;
  • Solid lattice complexes.

Modular fencing involves the use of a segmented wooden or metal frame. Transparent or tinted glass is used in the construction of this type. The dimensions of the frame and glass, as well as their shape and type are depending on the customer's preferences and the characteristics of the balcony on which the structure is installed.

A full glass balcony in a triplex or mono-glass apartment is very popular among residents of urban high-rises. In this case, the glass is installed in a single canvas along the balcony. For fixing the glass, a steel frame is used, rigidly fixed flush with the balcony slab.

Due to the flexibility of the glass, the fence can have a different shape, from a classic rectangle to an arched or oval structure. Enhance the aesthetic characteristics will help coloring, toning or applying a photographic print on glass. It is also used for carpet decoration, sandblasting processing or installation of LED lighting.

In constructions of this type, the main load rests on metal elements, while the canvas is "suspended" on point or linear fasteners located along the perimeter. The frame can have a different shape and color, as well as forged or patterned decorative elements.

Elements present for the installation of glass balcony fences

The strength of tempered glass is beyond doubt; it is simply impossible to break it without the use of heavy tools. It is more important to choose the type of fastener responsible for the stability and fixation of the fence on the balcony slab surface. In general, we can distinguish the following types of fasteners:

Connectors - loops welded to the frame parallel to each other at a distance equal to the thickness of the glass. The connectors have technological holes with which the through hole of the glass is aligned and fixed with a screw;

Frame slots - the classic "sled" principle of fastening, in which the glass is inserted into a special groove made in the upper and lower profiles of the frame;

Brackets - pin mounting principle, which provides for fixing the screen by means of a threaded screw. Installation of glass balcony fences is carried out between racks equipped with brackets. 
The screen is securely fastened after tightening all screws;

Hidden fasteners - a method that does not involve the use of frames and racks. The fence screen consists of several modules with holes at the ends. In the holes mounted screw, fastening the glass together. To fix the end glasses, grooves are installed directly on the surface of the reinforced concrete structure.

How to choose and install glass balcony railings

Fencing balcony glass is performed sequentially. At the first stage, the balcony plate is released. To do this, the previous design is dismantled, cut all capital fasteners. 
If there are chips, cracks and irregularities in the slab, it is repaired. Next, the frame is attached to the vertical and horizontal surfaces. Finally, the glass elements are installed and fixed.

The best balcony glass enclosure manufacturers in New York City

Bkny Glass has been designing, manufacturing and installing glass and mirrored products for more than a decade for the city's residents successfully and uninterruptedly. In fact, we have a track record of high-end projects that not only meet expectations, but exceed them. You can see a sample here(). But we have much more that we would like you to see.

We have a team of experts in the field such as Engineers, Designers, Glaziers that together with innovative work tools produce fascinating works of superior level in record time.  
All of them are licensed to operate commercially with the Department of Consumer Protection. This way you will be sure to get from us a complete result, in the agreed time and without additional costs.

No matter if the size of the project is small, medium or large, we will help you. In fact, our projects are completely tailor-made, always highlighting the personal seal that characterizes you.

Our glass and mirror services include:

Interior and shower doors
Kitchen backsplashes
Corner units

But if you need more information about this or any other service you can contact us, ask what you need and ask for a free estimate without obligation.

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