The terrace grills are panels that are expertly applied by special operators who will mount accessories suitable to become planters or dividers that are able to protect privacy in an excellent way. The grids, however, also adapt very well to decorate the balcony in a particular way when they are fixed under the walls and form particular decorative arches. The grids where you want to make flowers climb, must be applied on the wall or even on the railing and the very tight meshes of this piece of furniture, ensure not only a perfect seal of the plant but also an ideal privacy. The terrace will become like a sort of garden where you can spend pleasant evenings in the company of friends and above all away from prying eyes.
When you buy terrace grills on your own, if you are practical, you can apply them yourself otherwise you can call a competent person or contact a manufacturer who has the task of assembling. These companies usually offer direct advice with a visit to your home. They will propose suitable solutions for your terrace and will show you what the advantages of the various grids proposed will be. Once the visit has been carried out, a technician from the company will take care of showing you on the computer, a three-D prospectus that will allow you to observe in three-dimensional form, what your terrace will look like when finished. The realization of terrace grills are customized in the sense that there are different shades of colors that differ from the raw wood for the different shades. Then there are brighter colors that go beyond the shades of natural wood. The wood used for the grids is very sturdy and if expertly assembled, you must not be afraid that the grate may be damaged by bad weather or too strong currents, especially if it is very high floors. The grids are solid and require minimal annual maintenance. The material is waterproof so there is no risk of them being damaged by atmospheric agents or by insects such as woodworms. Some companies install grilles equipped with sunshades which, during the sunniest hours of the day, give way to create shaded areas.
When you buy both grids to be applied to balconies or walls and pergolas or grids of any kind, make sure that the condominium regulations allow these elements to be applied. There are buildings in the historic center of some cities, which need a particular authorization before being able to place the grids because it could disturb the public decor. Not infrequently, some municipalities prohibit the location of awnings or other components that may in some way disfigure the beauty of a building that is not necessarily historic. You should get a condominium regulation or request an extraordinary assembly. During the meeting, you will present your problem and express the doubts that haunt you. At the same time, however, call the technical office of the municipality of your town of residence and ask the employee for all the information you need. If there are no limitations and constraints in the condominium regulations, send a letter to the property administrator and notify him of the additional components you are about to place on your terrace. If the technical office of the municipality will give you the possibility of being able to locate the grids, proceed without any hesitation otherwise you must necessarily give up. Many municipalities prevent not only the location of grids but also of dishes, air conditioners and everything that is visible from the outside and that modifies the facade of the building.
For DIY enthusiasts, it is also possible to build terrace grills by yourself. Of course, you have to buy the building elements that are available in the brico centers in the timber sector. You will get vertical and horizontal profiles of the desired size, strips, junction brackets, impregnating agent for wood and screws and bolts for wooden profiles. Start by wiping the primer on all the elements so that you don’t have to do it when the grid is already assembled. Build the frame trying to create it solid but sturdy then apply the strips perpendicularly forming rhomboidal elements by cutting any excess wood that comes out of the frame with a hacksaw. Make sure you get a firm and solid grid and to achieve this, create a second frame that you will apply on the first. The structure will thus prove to be more robust. To make dividers, place the grid wherever you want and then nail the feet to the floor. To make dividers, place the grid wherever you want and then nail the feet to the floor. To carry out your work, you can buy spruce strips that are very robust but at the same time are the cheapest. Otherwise you can opt for beech, mahogany or oak slats which are hardwood. Some brico centers or specialized DIY shops, make available to passionate customers, operators who will give you useful advice on how to build what you intend to do and your skill, will be associated with their very valid advice. Alternatively, you can buy semi-finished products that will allow you to build the grid without too much effort but only by assembling the pieces. Whether you call the specialized company or do the work yourself, once the work is finished, you will have a warm and comfortable green oasis that will give you the impression of living in a new and innovative environment like that of a restaurant in the suburbs and instead you are alone on the terrace of your home which has turned into a magical place and all yours. Remember that if you use the grid for a double function, that is, using it both as a divider and as a support for climbing plants, you can even create short flowery corridors that will give the terrace an amazing effect. The grids are very useful not only for climbing flowering pints such as geraniums but also if you have a home garden and you can use them to climb those varieties of tomato plants that in addition to being tasty vegetables, give a very ornamental effect to the balcony. If you use the grids equipped with a cassette vase at the base, you will be at an advantage and the effect you will have will be optimal.