Is it worthwhile to build a balcony

Is it worthwhile to build a balcony

There could be several reasons. In housing estates that are located on streets with high traffic intensity, balcony buildings effectively eliminate dust and noise entering the apartment from the outside. It is also a protection against snow, rain or wind, if you decide to keep valuable items on the balcony, such as bicycles or prams, due to the limited space of your home. It has an insulating effect and can save you some money during the heating season. Moreover, this form of management is chosen by parents of small children – it prevents toddlers from falling out or throwing something away. In apartments on lower floors, properly constructed buildings provide protection against potential thieves.
After making a decision, it is worth taking care of an appropriate project – because although the built-in balcony in winter will allow us to save some money on fees, in summer it will be used as a greenhouse. It is necessary to make sure that the maximum sliding capacity of individual modules is maintained, so that on warm days the ventilation of the apartment is not lost, and to prepare for a much larger area of glass for washing.
Balcony construction, as any interference with the structure of the building, requires additional permissions. Cooperatives, administrations or community boards do not allow for “arbitrary” in this respect, both for safety and aesthetic reasons – the buildings on the ground floor may allow external access to the upper floors, a significant role is also played by the care for the character and color scheme of the building or housing estate. Specialized companies dealing with this type of activity in the costs of the overall implementation also submit a project, which we can submit in order to obtain the appropriate permission.
The costs of construction are very different, depending on the town, the contractor or the techniques used. The most expensive but at the same time the most aesthetic is the installation of frameless construction – a system placed on the guides installed in the balustrade or floor.
One more thing to remember – a secured, covered balcony instead of a place to spend time “at home, but in the open air”, can easily change into a junk storeroom for which there is no room in the basement or pavilion. Whether this was the intention of a relatively expensive investment – everyone has to respond to this by themselves.

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