3 Brothers Decking, the preferred home extension specialist in Western Washington, recently completed a balcony at a home in Tacoma. The balcony, made from the highest quality materials available, featured a frameless glass railing, offering homeowners an exceptional view of the landscape below.
In this blog post, we take a closer look at this project, one which the team is exceptionally proud of. While we’ve built balconies and decks on many homes across greater Bellevue and Tacoma (and beyond) which offer great views of the landscape below, this one was always going to be something special.
From choosing the ideal materials to ensure long-lasting durability to precise installation methods, this project illustrates just how beneficial it can be when every aspect of your new build is properly executed.
Introducing the Tacoma home where the balcony was constructed
Located in Tacoma, southwest of Bellevue, this beautiful home features an exceptional view of the water and landscape below. We got to work discussing the needs of the homeowners to make sure they received the final product they were looking for. The biggest outcome for them was to maximize their view and so opted for a wooden balcony that extended out from the top floor.
Our team was particularly excited about this project as it allowed us to showcase our capabilities in building not only a high-quality deck but also a frameless glass railing to ensure an uninterrupted view.
The team got straight to work.
Frameless glass railings and why they’re so popular
Frameless glass railing is quickly becoming the go-to choice for balconies because of its seamless, unbroken look. It appears open and airy while providing maximum strength and durability. While it may be glass, it’s considered an extremely safe option for raised balconies, for both children and pets.
Since it is available in clear or textured finishes, there are plenty of unique visual options allowing homeowners to customize their balconies to match other features such as flooring materials or the architecture of the house itself.
Benefits of using frameless glass railings on a balcony
The most attractive thing about a frameless glass railing is that they don’t block out any views and allows for maximum light since there are no horizontally placed bars as is the case with most conventional railings.
Also, due to its extremely durable tempered glass construction, the railing requires minimal maintenance and is able to withstand extreme weather conditions.
By installing frameless glass railings on your balcony or deck, you’ll have an aesthetically pleasing gallery feel that will create a wow factor for anyone visiting your home.
The balcony deck
The balcony deck was constructed with precision and care, and here you can see the quality of the work that went into this project. The sturdy and durable construction materials provided peace of mind for the homeowner, with the deck providing many many years of happy returns.
The user-friendly design incorporates a frameless glass railing, adding an airy but secure feel to the balcony. Even in the Western Washington climate, the deck is able to withstand high winds and any other environmental conditions, especially rain.
The deck is large enough to accommodate a seating area, plants, and other outdoor items, creating an inviting atmosphere for the homeowners.
A weatherproof space that will survive the elements
This particular balcony not only provides a weatherproof area, but it will survive the elements year after year. You can see how the rainwater beads off the deck, thanks to the waterproofing nature of this high-quality decking material.
Constructed with a frameless glass railing, the Bellevue balcony was designed to last long-term in any type of environment. For added protection from the elements, high-strength wooden supports were used and cemented into the ground below. The wooden supports were chosen to match the rest of the home’s style, creating a decking extension that blended in with the rest of the property.
With its glass railing and durable foundation, this balcony is sure to remain a staple of the home for many years to come.
Use of high-quality glass railing brackets
Quality glass railing brackets were used in the construction of this balcony in Tacoma, WA. The use of high-grade brackets not only gives the structure overall strength and stability but also helps to enhance its beauty and aesthetic appeal.
The use of these brackets adds nuance to the construction while increasing its security – making it safe for both adults and children alike.
A perfect space in which to entertain or relax
The balcony provides the perfect spot for the homeowner to entertain or relax.
This luxurious retreat overlooks the landscape below and offers the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor spaces. Frameless glass railings maximize natural light and preserve the beautiful scenery with their sleek design.
Opening the balcony doors lets in refreshing breezes while providing enough protection to provide a safe and enjoyable experience. While the deck is yet to be furnished, we have recommended that the client use complementing accents such as wooden planter boxes, patterned tiles, and large potted plants to create a complete look that is ideal for an evening of entertaining, or an intimate moment spent unwinding under the stars.
A balcony to complement the rest of the home
Installing a balcony with a frameless glass railing can dramatically improve the aesthetic of any home and is a great addition to properties in this area. The contemporary design of the glass railing seamlessly blends with all existing aesthetics.
Not only is this balcony aesthetically pleasing, but also extremely safe, practical, and durable. Such features make it ideal for families who are looking to invest in a functional yet beautiful remodel of their outside space, without detracting from the rest of the home.
With its frameless glass railing, this balcony blends seamlessly into the natural look and feel of the surrounding area while providing an elegant touch to the exterior of the house.
Not only does this unique setup provide additional space for relaxation and entertainment, but it is also structurally sound and can withstand extreme weather conditions. Thanks to quick and precise workmanship, this home now boasts a stunning architectural feature that will provide years of enjoyment to the homeowners.
Trust 3 Brothers Decking to create the ideal balcony for your home
When you’re looking for a beautiful, modern balcony for your home in Tacoma or the surrounding Bellevue area, turn to 3 Brothers Decking for the perfect solution.
With extensive experience in balcony construction, whether you are looking for a seamless glass railing or a more traditional option, we have the expertise you need to achieve a stunning balcony space you and your family can enjoy.
Not only do we install world-class balconies and high-quality decks in Bellevue, but we also provide lighting of all kinds. Take a look at our deck lighting page to see what options we have available, and to view some of the projects that we have completed so that you can see how it all comes together.
Customized decks and balconies
We understand the importance of customizing each job to meet the needs of our customers while still providing exceptional craftsmanship. Trust 3 Brothers Decking to deliver the ideal balcony that fits your vision perfectly.
Contact us today at (425) 505-5282 (Western Washington) or (509) 998-6522 (North Idaho).