Opening balcony glazing systems provide a convenient way of adding space to your property. Frameless opening balcony glazing protects your balcony from rain, snow, wind, dust and dirt.
A glazed balcony can be furnished and decorated for example as an addition to your living room.
Opening balcony glazing consists of two horizontal aluminium profiles attached to the ceiling, balustrade and floor structures of the balcony. A sliding, hinged 6, 8 or 10 mm toughened glass pane is attached to the profiles.
The first glass is opened with the lower latch. The glass can be locked in the ventilation position. Other glass panes slide and turn. When they turn, the hinges lock together. This way the panes can be opened completely. In L and U-shaped balconies, the glass panes can be moved past +90° to 270° corners. The aluminium parts are polyester powdercoated to selected RAL colours.
Lumon balcony glazing was the first in Europe to be granted a CE marking.
The following among other areas have been tested: aging, wind resistance, durability and all technical and safety properties.
Lumon balcony glass panes are made of extremely durable toughened safety glass. The breaking stress of 6 mm toughened glass is 426 MPa, while for ordinary glass it is as low as 150 MPa.
Toughened glass has a high-strength surface and good tensile and bending properties. Corrosion is slowed and frost weathering stopped completely.
According to the study, balcony glazing reduces moisture damage and the rusting of reinforcing elements is slowed by about a third on balcony side walls and by about 50% on balcony ceilings. Frost decay of concrete stopped completely. Glazing protects balcony structures from rain and snow.
Energy Savings of up to 10.7% and on average up to 5.9% in the residential building's heating energy consumption. These outstanding results were obtained by Kimmo Hilliaho in his research on the balcony glazing's energy-economic effects completed in August 2010 at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland.
The research was conducted in Finland and supplemented with reference calculations obtained from Germany. The heating energy consumption of glazed and unglazed balconies was compared with each other by using field measurements and computer simulations. In addition it was ascertained how the balcony type, thermal insulation and the direction affect temperatures inside glazed balconies.