Do-it-yourself plastic window to the veranda: all the pros and cons. The glazing of the veranda is performed using various methods, namely using polycarbonate, metal-plastic, PVC film, wood and aluminum profile.
Nowadays, the most popular option is plastic windows on the veranda.
Their advantages include the following:
But the disadvantages include the fact that plastic is not a natural material, and some of its varieties can even release toxic substances harmful to human health. When buying double-glazed windows with a plastic frame, it is worth checking with sales consultants whether the material is safe and require product certificates, which indicate what hazard class the material has. If the plastic is not of the best quality, then after some time it will begin to lose its shine and fade.
Pure plastic is a weak material, and it may simply not withstand the weight of the glass, therefore, plastic bags are usually used for glazing.
The structure itself is weighty, so supporting supports will be required to install it. Plastic that has not been reinforced is used for lightweight structures, and thin, not tempered glass is also used. Such windows are traumatic because they are very fragile. To install a plastic window, wooden beams with a length of 10 * 15 cm can be used as supports. When installing double-glazed windows, it is required to use special fasteners that will connect the structure and the end of the frame.
If any gaps remain, then they should be sealed with polyurethane foam.
We use the same rule for glazing the ceiling on the veranda, if required. The ceiling frame must necessarily be strong, capable of withstanding the weight of plastic bags + a layer of snow in winter, therefore polycarbonate is most often used. Sometimes manufacturers make skylights and it looks very original. For ventilation with a ceiling structure, a remote control is usually used.
Plastic windows keep warmth in the room perfectly and are suitable for winter verandas in which a fireplace or other modern heating means is installed.Due to their manufacturing characteristics, metal-plastic structures are not too large, therefore, if you dreamed of making windows into the floor, then you should make a choice in favor of a different material (wood, aluminum).
The glazing of the veranda can be panoramic and partial. In any case, windows are not installed in every wall, and this option is cheaper, but in this case the extension will not be light enough. If the windows from the rooms face the side of the veranda, then the rooms will not be well lit.
Panoramic glazing will affect all exterior walls, sometimes even the ceiling. Glazing of the veranda with plastic panoramic windows will help to make the extension as illuminated as possible, with a lot of natural light.
Any glazing can be selected according to the frame opening method:
Sliding multi-frame varieties ("accordion") cannot create the required tightness, and this method can also be called swing-sliding. Windows with a similar mechanism will be relevant for summer verandas.
After you decide on the choice of the glass unit by the way of opening, it is worth talking directly about the very form of the glass unit.
Plastic windows have differences in the shape of the glass unit.
Most often, standard rectangular glazing structures are used, as they are ideal for typical verandas in a private house and summer cottages. Closed frames will look strictly classic and have 1.2 or 3 glasses. Designs can be different in terms of the opening system (rotary, sliding). Plastic round veranda windows are not so popular, and they are rarely ordered in order to implement unusual design solutions.
Arched windows can also be made of PVC, which look expensive and non-standard. Such constructions are functional, as they can both open and close.
The most expensive of all structures are those metal-plastic structures, which are also called bay windows. Usually, their installation is trusted by specialists so as not to accidentally damage the double-glazed windows. The complexity of the installation work is also represented by trapezoidal windows, and it is also better to invite a master to install them.
This type of glazing looks unique and beautiful.
If the terrace is always open and cold, then the veranda can be warm in winter or summer, which has a leaky glazing. Warm double-glazed windows have a dense structure, which consists of several frost-resistant glasses. If you insulate the roof and walls, think over a heating system, you will get a comfortable and warm winter extension. With a beautiful finish and a modern interior, you will be able to turn the veranda into the most favorite place in the house.
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