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Balcony - Mtce Issues?

Posted by mjlb (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 20, 12 at 11:47

I like the idea of a balcony, but at least in apt. bldgs, they seem to be a maintenance nightmare. If you wanted a projecting balcony in your home, what type of construction or materials would you use?


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Wood or engineered lumber that had been properly specified after the structure of the house was inspected to be certain that it was even doable and a complete set of architectural drawings complete with a PE stamp was completed.


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Thanks, millworkman. Your comment seems to be more for adding a balcony to an existing home. Would you broaden your options for a new-build? While I love wood, I really don't like the mtce that goes with it (have that for deck at my current house).


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I have a 30ft long wraparound balcony that cantilevers off the house by 6ft. It's a reinforced concrete construction.


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"While I love wood, I really don't like the mtce that goes with it"

What?


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mtce = maintenance I believe..


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Yes - sorry -- maintenance.


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LOL I clicked on the thread because I thought you had mice issues on your balcony. Sorry I'm no help, but thanks for the giggle.


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"mtce = maintenance I believe.."

Sounds like you have neglected routine maintenance if you associate mice with balconies.


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eek!... I'm off my desk, feet on the floor...

Now, class, let's get back to the subject matter! :))

Re: reinforced concrete mentioned by jrldh. My husband's old condo had that, and it was a maintenance (note: spelled out fully!) nightmare. The condo assoc. was repairing, patching, painting every other year. Similarly, wood requires pressure washing, staining, and eventually rots. I was thinking perhaps something metal. Is wrought iron still used? That rusts, tho', doesn't it?


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Why would you paint concrete? Of course then it's a maintenance nightmare...

Maybe you should go with stainless steel?


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You need to use something like this....

http://www.neuwoods.com/


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Why not just use SPAM!!!


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mjlb,
Would it be covered?


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houseofsticks -- No, I was thinking of a balcony that projects from the building, so uncovered.


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