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Balcony and Patio Enclosure Comparison

Balcony and Patio Enclosure Comparison

Comparison of Aluminium Glazing System and uPVC Glazing System

Balcony and patio enclosures protect the space from rain, dirt, shield against strong winds and hail. What is more, depending on the selected glass and frame, the space can become much warmer. Enclosed balconies and patios can be used in all kinds of weather for hobbies, dinners, or relaxation. Two systems of balcony and patio enclosures are currently leading the field: aluminium glazing system and uPVC glazing system. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Below is a comparison of both system types.

uPVC glazing system benefits

  • Heat and sound insulation.
  • Weather tightness.
  • Several opening options.
  • Possibility to use any glass unit.
  • Stability.
  • Many laminate colours.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Security hardware available.

uPVC glazing system drawbacks

  • Higher price.
  • Heavier weight.
  • Reduced space in the balcony or patio, resulting from inward opening windows.
  • Reduced glass area, resulting from wider frames.

Comparison of uPVC glazing system and aluminium glazing system for balcony and patio enclosures is given in the table below. Balcony and patio enclosures may differ in manufacturer, price, and other characteristics, so this is a general comparison only, which is based on the standard characteristics of each glazing type.

Balcony and Patio Enclosure Features

uPVC Glazing System Aluminium Glazing System
Low price ++ +++
Energy efficiency +++ +
Sound control +++ ++
Weather tightness +++ ++
Narrow frames ++ +++
Light weight + +++
Easy maintenance ++ +++

Note: more plus signs mean a higher rating.

uPVC Glazing System

Aluminium Glazing System

Aluminium glazing system benefits

  • Lower price.
  • Durability.
  • Security.
  • Light weight.
  • Resistance to deformation.
  • Less space required, due to sliding operation.
  • Increased glass area, due to narrow frames.
  • Many different opening configurations.
  • Wide choice of colours.
  • Low maintenance.

Aluminium glazing system drawbacks

  • Poor heat and sound insulation.
  • Less weather tight.
  • Fewer glass options.

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