Balcony covers: utility, harmony and design.
How not to think of Romeo and Juliet if we think of a balcony? The balcony is the symbol of Shakespeare’s most famous love story of all time. Beyond the literature, balconies are generally in harmony with the style of the house. Balcony covers serve to complete the look giving it customization: there are balconies and associated covers in a classic style, those in a rustic or country style and those in a modern style. The main function of balcony covers is to protect them from attacks by atmospheric agents. Then come the secondary functions: balcony covers are useful for creating more privacy in an otherwise highly visible area of the house; whether the space under the balcony is used for gardening, balcony covers have the function of protecting plants by creating shaded areas; This space can also be used for household activities such as laundry and therefore the covers serve to protect electrical appliances.
The use of fir wood in balcony covers.
Wood for creating balcony covers is suitable for lovers of the classic style. The manufacture requires a lot of time and technical knowledge since the transformation is artisanal. The wood used for the ceiling is fir wood, but if you want to increase the strength of the ceiling, it is a good idea to combine solid wood and plywood. The wood can be enriched with special processes in harmony with the design of the house that embellishes the balcony. Obviously, wooden terraces require constant maintenance over time for them to have the same appearance: they must be treated to obtain waterproofing against rain and to prevent hail or humidity from deteriorating in a short time.
The use of pergolas to create a garden on the balconies
If we want to create a garden on the balconies, the pergola is the right cover to choose. In fact, it was created to be associated with climbing plants: the effect of jasmine or climbing roses on the balcony is impressive. Because these plants associated with window boxes are placed in rows, the balconies create a covered area conducive to privacy that can be used as a lunch or dinner space to pass serenely away from prying eyes. To achieve the desired goal, you can contact garden centers or professionals in the sector for the appropriate advice. Even while surfing the Internet, gardening sites offer useful information for DIY enthusiasts.
In addition to wood and pergolas, balcony covers are made of other materials. Polycarbonate: its characteristic is transparency but, nevertheless, it is resistant to atmospheric agents; pvc: its characteristic is to protect the balcony from the sun because it repels the rays; sheet metal: its characteristic is energy saving by introducing integrated photovoltaic and insulation systems; awnings: their characteristic is versatility since they are used only when needed since they are equipped with manual or automatic rewind systems; canopies: these are concrete artefacts that acquire aesthetic value on the balconies of old houses and which we have tried to re-propose in new buildings in the old style; in aluminum: it is a technological material often equipped with an integrated photovoltaic system but with a cold appearance and therefore not suitable for the classic style. Roof models can be radial, semicircular, straight and horizontal, curved; they can be supported by wrought iron or wooden pillars if they are in harmony with the material used and the design.