Panoramic glazing is becoming more and more in demand in the modernization of secondary housing, but also in the construction of new houses.
Large-format glazing, huge floor-to-ceiling windows and “disappearing walls” of glass continue to gain popularity with homeowners. Let’s see together what panoramic windows can be, and also figure out what advantages and disadvantages such large-area glazing has.
The construction of large-format windows can be aluminum (used for very large windows), PVC and wood.
Important! According to manufacturers, you first need to choose a double-glazed unit, and then a window profile. After all, it is the profile that will have to withstand the weight of the glass, and it can be rather big.
The advantages of panoramic glazing are obvious:
- A country house or apartment looks very modern, stylish and exclusive. Such projects always stand out from their neighbors;
- Maximum sunlight gets into the room, you can save on electricity;
- The room seems more spacious than it really is;
- A beautiful view is provided (unless, of course, the view from your window is actually attractive).
There are also disadvantages of large-format glazing:
- It is not easy to wash such huge windows, especially on the upper floors, there will be problems with their care;
- You cannot install a wall radiator under a panoramic window; either a floor-standing connection and installation option, or a floor convector is required. All this needs to be planned at the stage of construction or major repairs;
- In the summer you will need curtains, blinds, roller shutters, curtains to hide from the hot rays of the sun. Or you have to buy tinted glass;
- You will find yourself in front of your neighbors if the effect of an aquarium appears in front of other houses. In this case, it is advisable to order mirrored glasses.
We will separately mention such disadvantages of specifically frameless glazing as the inability to install mosquito nets and a low level of heat and sound insulation.
Many homeowners are concerned about the potential disadvantages of panoramic windows such as increased heat loss, poor security, and condensation in winter. According to the manufacturers, all of these disadvantages are far-fetched. Panoramic windows are always made of shock-resistant glass. For example, according to user reviews, triplex is difficult to break even with an ax. In addition, shock-resistant foil can be ordered separately.
Heat loss will not increase if you order a high-quality glass unit and correctly mount the profile. To get rid of the risk of condensation and icing, you need to optimally select the depth of installation of the double-glazed window in the profile – at least 18 millimeters. And also ensure the supply of warm air from below by installing a convector built into the floor or a floor radiator.
It should be noted that panoramic glazing is an expensive pleasure. Especially with modern energy-saving double-glazed windows, which are necessary in the Russian climate. On average, the cost of a window with an area of 7.5 meters is 200 thousand rubles. Of course, a lot depends on the manufacturer, the selected glass unit and profile, but in any case the price will be high. Yes, and it will not be possible to save money on installation – professionals should be engaged in installing large-format windows. published by econet.ru
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