Cold glazing is an affordable and functional way of designing a balcony, which provides its qualitative protection against the effects of atmospheric phenomena, gusts of wind and external pollution factors.
Due to the fact that in the production of this type of work, an aluminum profile is used, their acceptable cost is provided. Therefore, cold glazing is widely used and is in great demand.
Cold glazing with aluminum profile
Other advantages of technology include the following:
the efficiency and ease of installation of glazing with your own hands;
Universality: suitable for a balcony or loggia of any layout;
practicality of use;
Absolute tightness and reliable protection of the room due to the use of felt seals;
The variability of the design allows you to choose the most convenient version of glazing: sliding or swinging;
lack of need for preliminary hardening and compaction of the structure due to the small weight of the aluminum profile;
Cold glazing does not bear the risk of losing lighting due to the small width of the profile.
Aesthetics. The simplicity of the aluminum structure provides a strict and concise view of the room.
In addition, when arranging aluminum cold glazing, the frame can be made in any color scheme, depending on the individual preferences of the customer and the design features of the room. The selection of glasses is also very wide: manufacturers today offer anti -shut -off and tinted glass, as well as glass with mirror spraying. The latter are especially relevant for loggias and balconies that go on the sunny side of the building.
Cold glazing can also be non -enormous. In such a system, the movement of glasses is carried out through wheeled mechanisms.
With cold glazing with an aluminum profile, it is important to consider the following circumstances:
The thickness of the glass used. According to the current requirements and building codes, a large height of glazing involves the use of thicker glass;
The condition of the balcony. If there is only a metal fence, it should first be strengthened by masonry made of brick or other building blocks;
number of storeys. Cold glazing of the upper floors is possible only after installing a special roof design;
To ensure normal drainage, it is necessary to arrange visors above the window frame.
Structurally, a cold glazing system is an aluminum frame equipped with guides, as well as a roller -equipped.
Features of the design of profiles provide their comfortable use:
longitudinal stiffener ribs prevent damage and deformation of the profile;
The felt layer makes the movement of the wings silent;
strong shutters guarantee the fixation of the wings when closing windows.
Cold glazing insulation
In the presence of cold glazing of the loggia or balcony, many are wondering. At the same time, the misconception that for this is a complete replacement of the facade part of the premises of the loggia or balcony is quite common. However, given the similar algorithm for the performance of work on the production of warm and cold glazing, you can replace one with another time and resources without special expenses.
So, one of the options for insulation of cold glazing is the installation of materials with a high level of thermal insulation in the facade system. That is, you can simply mount plastic windows in front of the existing system. However, in this case, the internal area of the room will significantly decrease. This option will also significantly complicate the process of window cleaning. In addition, when arranging a system of plastic windows over existing cold glazing, it is necessary to pre -seal the latter.
The second option for insulation of the cold aluminum facade system involves the installation of a thermomost, replacement of distance, seals and clamping strips, and glass wings are replaced with aluminum or plastic with modern double -glazed windows. In this option, cold glazing is replaced by warm loss of the useful area of the room. Such insulation will not lead to a decrease in the beneficial area of the balcony or loggia, and also retain the appearance of the facade.