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Frequently Asked Questions

What colors do you offer your French balconies in? Can you match my project?
Is it possible to have a French balcony between two reveals?
Do any of the French balconies that you offer come without a top handrail?
What is the length of each glass panel?
What type of glass do your French balconies come with? Do you offer tinted glass?
What material is best for my French balcony, anodized aluminum or stainless steel?
I notice your French balconies have a slight gap between glass panes; how big is that gap?

 

What colors do you offer your French balcony in? Can you match my project?

We offer a multitude of colors for our French balconies to help you match your existing structure. Four colors are standard: white, clear anodized, light bronze and Imperial chrome. A whole palette of other colors can be done as a special order.

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Is it possible to have a French balcony between two reveals?

Absolutely, we can modify our system to fit in between your reveals.

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Do any of the French balconies that you offer come without a top handrail?

We created a glass French balcony to meet the demand of many who require a railing that spans a good distance without a bunch of uprights interfering with the view. Our French Balcony can span long distances due to a handrail on top giving the system structural support. We have found that our customers all appreciate the comfort of a top railing. Surveys also turned up that most people like to rest their arms on their railing and look out. As a structural glass system is about triple the price, we don’t offer it as most don’t want it or the cost puts it out of budget.

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What is the length of each glass panel?

The glass panels are custom made to length so as to be symmetrically correct and achieve the cleanest look. For ease of installation we do not exceed 4 feet panes.

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What type of glass do your French balconies come with? Do you offer tinted glass?

Our systems come with 3/8” (10mm) clear tempered glass. We can also provide tinted or laminated glass.

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What material is best for my French balcony, anodized aluminum or stainless steel?

We chose anodized aluminum for our French balconies due to its natural corrosion resistance. Upper scale boat masts are made of anodized aluminum for this reason and survive constant salt water air exposure. As many of our systems are installed on costal front properties, it was a natural choice. There are over 150 different grades of stainless steel, most of which will tarnish if not continually maintained. The highest grades, which resist tarnishing the most, would greatly escalate the cost of our system so are not used. In order to provide a beautiful shinny finish very similar to stainless steel, without any of the setbacks, we have developed a finish called “Imperial chrome”.

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I notice your system has a slight gap between glass panes; how big is that gap?

In order to easily install and level each pane and to allow for expansion of materials, our system has about a 1 1/4” gap between panes.