If we start from the concept of "terrace"which is an open area for recreation, standing on a foundation or on the roof of the ground floor in a multi-storey cottages, then this building has no walls. It was originally conceived as a paved area, where you can arrange the chairs, furniture and easy to relax in the sun. That these are the terraces in the European countries where the climate is milder Russian. The maximum that is added to the structure - a roof railing and fencing type for high platforms (so you do not accidentally kuvyrnutsya from the terrace). But when the fashion for decorative building has reached our country, people are faced with the problem of the strong winds, is inflated in the winter on snow mountain area. And there was a question whether it is possible to come up with the glazed terrace in the country, to protect against rain.
As soon as the hosts began to look for ways toglazing for its relaxation area, went to the confusion of the two types of structures, ie, We mixed up the concept of "veranda" and "terraces". SNIP has a glazed veranda with a few sides of the wall, because it must be not only a place of rest owners, but also to protect the house from direct exposure to the cold street. If you glaze a terrace stationary materials that do not plan to remove the summer (for example, PVC windows), it will automatically go into the veranda status. So, look for the appropriate option in the glazing should be articles about the construction of terraces.
Terrace was conceived as a building for recreation, not having walls
We will consider ways to partially glazing terrace in the country for decorative purposes or to make sliding windows, which will be installed only in the winter.
Since the terrace is not intended toyear-round use, in winter it is cold without heating. To close the site of precipitation, it is possible to use aluminum sliding frame profile with a cold. It is called the cold, as there is no so called thermal break, which makes the design more airtight. Warm aluminum profiles is carried glazing winter gardens and terraces, where they plan to put the heaters.
In summer, the terrace can be fully opened by sliding the aluminum frame in a corner
Aluminum frames are convenient in that they can beglaze as part of a terrace (with the most windy side), and the entire perimeter. At the same time in the summer the whole system moves in one corner, and a playground again becomes open.
Select a glazing can be opened in a manner most favorable to your veranda.
- Sliding frame. They are mounted on parallel rails,so go as the door to the Commander cabinets, stopping one after another. Plus, such a design in space-saving, which occupy swing doors. In this case, you will not be nothing to plow, but simply retract one leaf after another. But with such a glazing in the summer you can not fully open the wall, because the glass of the frame can not be removed and can simply be shifted to one side. This glazing system is not sealed, so for winter gardens, which need the greenhouse effect, it will not work.
- Folding frame. Second Embodiment aluminum glazing -folding frame, which is also called "accordion". Such walls summer you hide in the corner terrace. The mechanism that connects the sash, allowing them to put a "stack," close to one another, like an accordion. In this case, you only need to leave free one corner, where he will hide all glass doors. However, from there you will not be able to observe the natural landscape, for the assembled structure will close review. For the "bellows" is used not only aluminum profile and plastic. But for terraces, where you want to glazing in the wall, it is better to buy aluminum, because it is more rigid and securely hold heavy glass.
Sliding frames are mounted on the rails, and in the summer they can be pushed to one side
"Accordion" system allows you to collect all the glazing in the corner where the leaf would not want
Aluminum frames provide a large space forcreativity, if they combine glass and tinted transparent. There are also zerkalnotonirovannye that winter will reflect in the glass terrace pictures winter nature. Instead of glass, you can insert a transparent polycarbonate.
This is the most approximate to the terms of an option terraces, because between glasses there are no frame and vertical uprights, making construction even in winter seems to open.
Glass frameless look invisible even when closed
Frameless Glass can be closed as a terrace from the front side, and on the perimeter
To apply a special tempered glassglass, so worry about the fragility of the structure is not necessary. Across the top and bottom edge of the open aperture is set rail system, which will move the glass sheets. In summer, the whole structure is shifted in one corner and made up a book.
Example of frameless glazing method:
If the terrace is used primarilysummer (for example, in the country), then closing it for the winter is completely does not make sense. Come gardeners at this time is rare, so the snow will bring it or not - you do not care. Once a month you can come and clear. But to create protection from the windy side, possibly worth. Then you can relax on the terrace in bad weather without fear of getting wet under the slanting rain.
Closing the end walls glass, you get rid of drafts
The most favorable option - close the glass endwall, if rectangular terrace. You can use glass windows, which are in the house you were replaced by more modern. Before the wall or the belt to drive brick stitch lining and above - insert window. In this case, the glazing in the summer is not removed and will serve as an additional element in the design of terraces.
Terraces front wall is glass, if it's north side
If the area is rounded, it is more convenient to glaze its polycarbonate inserted in the aluminum rails. The system will repeat the bends site can not be said of the wooden frame.
If you do decide to leave the open terrace, the glass can be made fencing
And yet, before the glazed terrace consider: and whether it is necessary? If it's close for the winter completely, then where is the guarantee that the corners will not freeze? Better in this case to create a veranda warmed floors and other elements.