Safe and Appealing – Building Secure Balconies

Safe and Appealing – Building Secure Balconies

Balconies are a very attractive addition to any home, especially for people living in apartment complexes and co-ops. They give home owners the chance of having a small outdoor place where they can enjoy some sun. Some homeowners also install small balcony gardens to add a piece of green to their home.

However, metal balconies in Boston need to be secure and well maintained. This is especially vital for high rises where a badly maintained balcony can lead to devastating accidents. At Boston Ironworks, we recommend that you keep the following points in mind if you have balconies.

Building One

Metal balconies in Boston aren’t really made entirely of metal. In fact, they’re made from concrete and metal. That makes them secure enough to last for a long time without giving any problems. These concrete and metal features in your home need to be built well as they’re exposed to the elements. There are two kinds of balconies in buildings:

• The continuous slab balconies are those that are just an extension of the concrete slab that’s your apartment floor. The metal railings are just added later for safety.

• The externally mounted metal balconies in Boston, on the other hand, are attached from the outside. There are several steel rods that extend from the building, forming a frame. This frame is filled with concrete, which forms the balcony. Railings are added to this balcony too.

Durability and Maintenance

Concrete and metal balconies in Boston can last for a long time. However, they need proper maintenance to endure. As we mentioned above, these structures are exposed to a lot of wear and tear. They have to bear the harsh conditions of the weather, with the sun, rain, and snow assaulting them during the course of the year.

Metal railings need to be maintained more often than the concrete surface. It’s a good idea to inspect the railings for any scratches and rust. You should also carefully sand, add rust prevention coat, and paint them once in a few years.

You should also look for cracks, stains, or leaks in the concrete roof or floor, which can be an indication that the balcony is in dire need of maintenance. If you want to know more about metal balconies in Boston, you can call Boston Ironworks at 617 657 3117. You can also fill in this contact us form. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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