Glass curtain: the complete guide to the glazing of balconies

The glass curtain - popular name for balcony glazing is an excellent choice to insulate and protect the environment against noise, rain, wind, dust and cold. This protection may be the missing item so you can enjoy the balcony as a complete living space. Because it is a considerable investment, another added benefit is the very appreciation of the property, either when it comes to renting or when it is time to sell.

Types of Glass Curtain

This type of glazing is installed with aluminum profiles, allowing the glass to slide easily. The profiles usually receive an electrostatic painting in white color.

Basically, there are two types of glass that can be used in glass curtains: laminate and tempered. Let's look at the main differences between them:

Laminated glass

Used on windshields of most vehicles, it is manufactured with two or more glass plates fixed by an intermediate film. When breaking, the pieces get stuck in this film. Its resistance to winds and pressure is lower than that of tempered glass, therefore, the standards and criteria according to the region of the country, as well as the height of the unit, must be taken into account.

Tempered glass

Tempered glass has proven to be most suitable for buildings in regions with high winds, and can be protected by a layer of colorless safety film. Its manufacturing process involves a shock of temperatures that increases its resistance, being up to six times more resistant than a laminated glass.

To make the right choice, ask for the evaluation of your unit for the company that will install it, as well as the protective films provided.

Automatic closing

With the evolution of the manufacturers and the technology itself, the electric shut-off remotely activated for the glass curtains appeared in the national market. In the video below, the company shows how the HautomaticS system works:

Can I apply a film on the glass?

The application of films must follow the rules of the condominium, when there is. Transparent color film is generally accepted as a protection from UV rays - most developments use transparent color for the glasses.

Does the glass curtain play a role in sound insulation?

Yes, glass curtains not only help to mitigate external noise but also reduce the incidence of heat in the indoor environment - a common complaint among most apartment owners.

Condo Standards and Specifications

To standardize the appearance of facades, condominiums have established application standards for glass curtains in relation to their material, color, size and other specifications. Therefore, as a precaution, it is recommended to consult the trustee so that your unit meets the necessary requirements and avoid major inconvenience.

Professionals and suppliers

The choice of the company to make the installation must be meticulous - in addition to the price, one must consider the reputation, tradition and the availability of architects and engineers to issue the necessary documents to regularize the change of the unit, as well as to meet all the requirements to have a safe and lasting installation.

Another important item is to check the warranty of each installed item, in addition to glass panels, aluminum profiles, any cracks that may appear and the difficulty in sliding and running the parts.

When evaluating vendors, look for complaints about specialized sites to make the right choice.

60 enclosed rooms with glass curtain to inspire you

Now that you know the main features of glass glazing on balconies and balconies, now follow the gallery that we have selected for easy viewing. Continue browsing to see all images:

Picture 1 - Earn a new space in your apartment with the closing of the balcony.

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This ensures protection and cleaning against rain and dust throughout the year. It is ideal to transform the balcony into a social area with gourmet space to welcome friends and family.

Picture 2 - The curtains play a great role of fence.

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Build a private office in your home with an inspiring view!

Picture 3 - They amplify and integrate the environments better.

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In this project, the materials used must follow the same proposal of the architecture of the house. The glass curtains were able to unite aesthetics and functionality without disturbing the concept of the residence.

Picture 4 - They promote a partial view of the exterior.

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This type of glass curtain is ideal for those who want to close the environment, but without losing the breeze and the fresh wind.

Picture 5 - Another proposal is the articulated curtain model.

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Following a system similar to the folding doors, the glass hinged curtains are also one of the darlings in the decoration.

Picture 6 - There are also those that turn on the axis itself.

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This system has partial opening, it is better suited for those looking for an aesthetic on the facade.

Image 7 - The main advantage is the full view it offers.

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Picture 8 - Leave your house airy!

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Picture 9 - The curtains on the balconies offer comfort and practicality.

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Image 10 - The retractable model is the most used in the balconies of apartments.

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This model allows full opening of the glass curtain by means of a sliding rail. After being fully opened, the glass plates are sealed, watertight and secure, occupying a minimal space.

Image 11 - In addition, they can be part of the composition of the facade of a residence.

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Picture 12 - The rail and frame have a discrete look.

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Picture 13 - How about a central patio integrated to several rooms of the residence?

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This idea made the house more cozy and integrated. She came out of the obvious with the pools facing the yard. In this way all the residents can observe the leisure area in most of the rooms of the residence.

Image 14 - Glass curtains can cover from floor to ceiling.

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Picture 15 - They also serve as a partition or as an entrance door.

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Picture 16 - They can be installed before or after the bodyguard on the balconies, according to the specification of the condominium.

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Before installing a glass curtain in your apartment, check the rules of your condo. They will determine the model of glass that should be placed - the traditional ones are transparent, but depending on the facade, it may be another specific hue like opaque, green, blue, smoke, etc.

Image 17 - Choose a model that follows the style of the house.

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Image 18 - Glass curtains in curvilinear balconies.

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Image 19 - They enlarge and extend the look.

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Picture 20 - They still promote an exuberant view in your apartment.

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With the square meter getting louder, you need to optimize every space in which the apartment offers. The balconies can be enjoyed as a new environment from the glass closure.

Picture 21 - Integrate the internal and the external with the glass curtains.

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Image 22 - Yacht with glass curtains.

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Figure 23 - Installation requires specific care for curved balconies.

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Picture 24 - Glass curtain in the external area.

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You can insert the glass curtain into one of the walls of the living room, as this project shows for example. This way, you will have a beautiful look of your yard, especially us where the incidence of light is more intense.

Picture 25 - It has an excellent system for large spans.

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Image 26 - Glass curtains can also be used in commercial projects.

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Image 27 - A great solution to expand your living space.

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Image 28 - Room with glass curtain.

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For a house with a pavement, all the rooms facing the backyard can use this system with glass curtains. For more privacy, as in the rooms, opt for some model of blackout curtain or blind.

Image 29 - Glass curtain with irregular balcony design.

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Picture 30 - The advantage is that the curtain provides the differentiated use throughout the day and night.

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With glass curtains it is possible to leave the window open during the day, especially when having a privileged view.

Image 31 - Indoor pool with curtains and glass cover.

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Picture 32 - Install the glass curtain in some room of the residence.

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If your home is two or more decks, choose to install the glass curtain in the master bedroom, where the view is the great differential. Even if there is noise in the surroundings of the building, the glass curtain guarantees a quieter nights sleep.

Picture 33 - Curtain of glass with high right foot.

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Image 34 - Gourmet balcony with glass curtain.

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Image 35 - The leaves are collected taking up a minimum space.

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Image 36 - The glass leaves the environment clean and the facade modern.

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Image 37 - It is also possible to use the glass curtain as an interior decoration in your home.

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Create walls with the glass curtain between the living room and the dining room, as the project shows, giving a distinctive air in its environment, resulting in a completely modern decoration.

Image 38 - Complement with the shutter to leave the environment more private.

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Image 39 - With the glass curtain installed, it is possible to use the balcony space safely.

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For those who own children or even those who are afraid of height, glass curtains will bring more safety to the residents. You also get a lot more space on the balcony, since the next go of the guardrail will be protected.

Picture 40 - Living room with glass curtain.

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Picture 41 - In this project we can see three models of curtains.

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Image 42 - Expands some ambience of your home.

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Picture 43 - Protect your balcony with the glass curtain.

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Picture 44 - They still have the function of partition.

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Image 45 - Replace the masonry with a glass curtain.

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For projects in homes on the beach or in the countryside, this is a great alternative to enjoy the view of the outdoor area.

Image 46 - Porch with glass closure.

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Image 47 - Glass panels slide on a rail.

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Image 48 - The cool thing is that they allow the ample natural light inside the environment.

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Glass is a versatile and elegant material in decoration. That's why when installing a glass curtain, it creates an elegant ambiance without disturbing the decoration.

Picture 49 - Curtain and glass cover cover the balcony of the house.

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Picture 50 - Glass curtain on the balcony with format in L.

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Image 51 - Balcony with gourmet area closed with glazing.

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Picture 52 - In this system, the sheets of glass travel on the rail and remain organized on this axis.

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This system called Stanley depends on the size of the gap, where it is possible to add more rails through which the sheets of glass can travel. The opening is almost complete, as the leaves hide behind a fixed panel.

Picture 53 - She creates an outside porch in the house.

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Most home projects have a balcony or a very large backyard where they are often left out. Solve this problem with glass curtains where they provide adequate protection and also allow daily use for this environment.

Image 54 - The glass curtains open to the leisure area.

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Picture 55 - Leave your corner of rest more cozy with the glass curtains.

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For those who live in large metropolises, the ideal is to choose the glass to fulfill the role of acoustic insulation, reducing the noise of the exterior.

Image 56 - They make a beautiful backdrop in the background.

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Image 57 - You can redistribute the panels according to your need.

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The cool of this system is the uniform incidence of light and wind. With the sliding panels, you're in control.

Image 58 - Here the closure follows from the guardrail.

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Image 59 - Glass curtain above the guardrail.

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Image 60 - They can also be used in indoor areas.

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When inserted indoors they promote air circulation and lighting. In this project, because it is an area with barbecue, it is necessary to block this passage so that the air circulation does not advance to other environments of the house.
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