With the arrival of summer, we spend more and more time outdoors. Balconies, terraces and gardens come alive. But how to protect our outdoor spaces from the wind and prying eyes? For a practical and effective solution that is also aesthetically pleasing, you can choose windbreaks. But let’s find out together how they are made and what they are for.
THE windbreak I’m there ideal solution to protect balconies, gardens or terraces particularly exposed to the wind. On the market it is possible to find various models. The difference concerns not only the size, but also i materials in which they are made and, last but not least, the cost.
From wood to the glass, from‘aluminum to completely green solutions to be created with plant, windbreaks offer protection not only from the wind, but even from prying eyes, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor spaces in complete relaxation.
But let’s find out more about the materials and types of windbreaks. We are sure that at the end of the article you will have a clearer idea about buying the most suitable windbreak for your balcony or terrace. Enjoy the reading.
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Windbreak what they are and what they are for
THE windbreaks are panels which can be made of different materials. Wood, aluminum, glass, but also more ecological products such as reeds, or wicker or plants. The windbreaks have three main functions that we can summarize as follows.
- Wind protection. For balconies, terraces and even gardens, particularly exposed to the wind, the windbreaks break the force of the wind and vi allow you to enjoy in full relax your outdoor spaces.
- Aesthetics. Generally the windbreaks are also aesthetically pleasing and therefore give a touch of style to the balcony, terrace and garden.
- Privacy protection. Especially if you live in very crowded places, the windbreaks offer protection from prying eyes of neighbors and passers-by. In this way you can experience the exterior of your home, as an extension of your interior spaces, without the danger of being observed.
But what is the best material for the windbreak? Obviously, also in this case, as in everything related to the choice of interior or exterior furniture elements there is no best solution ever. But on the contrary the best choice is the one that best meets your needs and your personal tastes. Let’s take a closer look at some types of windbreaks.
Windbreak in wood
It is undoubtedly one of the most loved and appreciated solutions. The wood, indeed, it is an ecological material, natural, completely recyclable, resistant and also aesthetically appealing. In particular, the wooden windbreaks give a touch of refinement to your outdoor spaces. But if we want to highlight a negative aspect of wood and that requires periodic maintenance.
Don’t be scared! It will be enough, especially when exposed to the elements apply protective products. In this way, your wooden windbreak will continue to offer you maximum protection from the wind and from prying eyes. And, if this is not enough, it will make your outdoor space welcoming and pleasant.
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Glass for a bright space
If, on the other hand, you want your windbreak not to block the passage of light and you want to keep a bright and welcoming space, glass is the solution for you. The glass windbreaks indeed they are bright and elegant. The transparencies of glass they give a touch of class and a refined style to your balcony or terrace.
The glass windbreaks are also often used to divide the various condominium spaces. However, if you want protection from prying eyes from your glass windbreak, you will have to choose frosted or opaque glass.
Often the glass is replaced with plexiglass. A material obtained with plastic materials, but which is able to restore the transparency of glass and has lower costs.
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As you can see from the following photo, in this case, the glass windbreak allows you to continue enjoying this splendid surrounding panorama.
The pvc windbreak is undoubtedly one of the more practical and also cheaper solutions commercially available. It is about applying a pvc sheet with with edging and eyelets. It can secure easily to the railing with plastic ties.
The pvc windbreak is obviously customizable according to personal needs, in size and color. As we can also see from the next photo, it offers excellent protection and is well suited to the condominium aesthetics.
Windbreak with plants
But if you don’t want to miss out on a green corner on your balcony or terrace, you can choose to make the windbreak with plants. It will be a question of placing the plants in such a way as to prevent the passage of wind. Among the types of more suitable plants for this purpose there are: l‘Laurel, the viburnus tinus and the privet, Euonymus and theholly. These plants have a very dense crown and are a lot resistant to gusts of wind.
To these you can add some climbing plants how ivy, wisteria, bougainvillea, honeysuckle. To allow these plants to expand, on the market there are structures in different materials. In the photo we propose a wooden structure as an example.
If you are among nature lovers and green products, this type of windbreak can be an excellent solution. It’s about fixing gods reeds of bamboo cane which will not only prevent the passage of the wind, but will give a green touch to your balcony or terrace.
They exist on the market also products with a similar structure, made However with innovative materials such as resin or pvc.
At this point you are certainly wondering i costs of the various types of windbreaks. As can be easily understood, the cost varies according to the type of material. In the cheapest line there is certainly the pvc and bamboo. With a few tens of euros you can protect your balconies.
In reverse among the most expensive products there is certainly the wood and the glass. The advice is to ask for more quotes before making the most suitable choice for you.
Windbreak for balconies and terraces: photos and images
If you want to protect your balconies from the wind and prying eyes, you can choose to install windbreaks. You can choose between different types of materials. In the gallery we offer you a roundup of products available. Let yourself be inspired.