You can rarely find modern interiors in which there is no glass. And we are not talking about usual windows and glazing loggias. In recent years, the popularity of small space is gaining popularity with the help of glass partitions and other types of transparent surfaces in the room. The best solution for framing fragile glasses and their reliable fixation are aluminum profiles.
Description and scope
Aluminum glass profiles are best suited when creating from a variety of glass sheets of a solid and reliable package. The main advantage of such a light and durable metal element is a small cost, especially in comparison with stainless steel. In addition, the profile of aluminum is distinguished by environmental friendliness and aesthetics.
It is convenient that if necessary, the metal can be processed directly on the spot. This allows you to create a variety of glass and aluminum designs.
And you should not focus on the classics, you can search for more original options.
Aluminum profile makes it possible to create cozy corners in the apartment and houses, in particular, it is great for septo. Due to the different number of grooves in the profile, you can choose the degree of noise insulation.
Aluminum, like metal, is a light and flexible material, but in the form of a profile it becomes quite rigid, due to which it is suitable for fastening large and heavy sheets of glass. Designs of this species use to arrange the facade entrance, showcases, as well as other places where rich glazing is required. Directly in the housing, the glazing is less common and only as partitions.
For greenhouses, an aluminum profile can be used, but it is worth considering a number of its flaws. Among them is a high thermal conductivity, which in the summer excessively heats the frame, and in the winter – too cool. As a result, when low temperatures, condensate accumulation can be formed on packages. Also aluminum has a predisposition to corrosion under the influence of chemical. Soundproofing is not so strong to protect from extraneous noise, which is coming outside.
Of course, the profile of aluminum has many advantages. For example, structures are capable of partial air transmission. This allows inland rooms to ventilate. Also among the advantages it is worth highlight fire safety, resistance to deformations and destruction, long service life (up to 80 years). If desired, the aluminum surface can be decorated with any coating.
Metal is widely used both in private homes and for designing various commercial premises, for example, shopping centers. No less popular such profile and for framing the plexiglass on advertising structures.
Quite often you can see aluminum-glass designs in offices, airports and in the interiors of other large rooms
Review of species
Aluminum profiles are most needed for the framing of thin glass sheets with a thickness of 4 mm. For example, With a thickness of 6 millimeters, profiles with a cross section of 20 per 20 mm and 20 per 40 mm are used. They, as a rule, each side is equipped with four grooves. In the theory, such a groove allows you to cross the partitions of four rooms. 6 millimeters profile is well suited in order to divide work areas in large office centers.
For glass, which has a thickness of 8 millimeters, used profiles with a large cross section to provide increased rigidity. It is necessary, since thicker sheets more weigh. At the same time, the darkening is similar to what can be observed in a 6-millimeter version.
Glass thickness in 10 millimeters requires a significantly different profile. So, The section of the section should be no less than 40 millimeters to withstand the whole mass. Also, the design should carry various oscillations and be more rigid. Of course, it is best to choose options with an 80 size of 80 millimeters. They will allow you to create even glass walls capable of cutting into, for example, from the sound of a working TV.
For the framing glass of 12 millimeters there are various types of profile from aluminum. For example, a profile thickness of 100 mm will create a single-chamber glass, and in 200 mm – three-chamber.
Such partitions are suitable for good sound insulation and most often made from opaque glasses.
Often called channel and apply to create frames for inner glazing. Also, they are also often used as a basis for framing the end of the structure with aesthetic purpose.
This species most often can be found when the partitions in the office space. In addition, such elements have found their use when designing various furniture, lamps and other designs for decor. In the form of the letter H, the profile allows you to connect sheets located in a single plane, for example, for the facade of the kitchen. It can also be used as a profile suitable for fixing several glasses in one frame.
Designed for those places where glazed design should be tightly adjacent to any other plane. Quite often, such a profile is called clamping.
U-shaped makes it possible to create ends of the elements on the facades. The profiles are most often used as a fastener, in shape resembling the letter R. For the interior decoration and the selection of individual parts, the C-shaped version is used.
Corner types of profile, similar to the L symbol, are required for attachment to visors and facades of buildings. TAVR or T-shaped type is a fastener for panels on the facade. Also among the types of profiles it is worth highlighting a radius with insert plastic elements.
At one level, the elements of each other can be fixed using a Z-profile, and strengthen from the outer part of the buildings – the D-profile. Small holes are blocked using a W-shaped type.
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Typically, the installation of the profile occurs in special production, where there is all the necessary equipment. When collecting Rama, it is important that all parts are connected qualitatively. In particular, the angular compounds must accurately be cut at an angle of 45 degrees. Of course, if you get some skills, you will get a collected package yourself. In this case, you can connect with the help of angular elements, screws and a suitable sealant.
Installation of the resulting packages is carried out by the same technology as the installation of conventional plastic windows. First, the box with alignment on all axes, horizontal and vertical planes is installed. After that, temporary fastening is done using wedges.
Next, there is paddling frames, in which it is important to check with what accuracy and how tightly they are adjacent. Also in a timely manner must make sure the performance of the fittings. Fix the package is best with the help of anchor bolts with the subsequent filling of the envelope with the mounting foam. Then the slopes are made, dumps for precipitation and other additional elements.
Installation of the profile and glass is performed in the following order:
- In the groove it is necessary to install a glass sheet or solid double-glazed windows;
- The following should be seal for which special rubber pads are applied;
- After that, it is necessary to put a stroke for sealing and fixing the glass node, as well as sealing.
If you have to replace the glass, then all procedures should be carried out in reverse order. Then install new. There are various frames that are designed to hold a glass sheet in an aluminum profile, according to certain technologies.
So that independent work on the installation of the profile has passed successfully, it is necessary to adhere to some rules. Starting standing with a careful inspection of the entire framework to understand how the glass is removed correctly.
For fasteners of the metal profile, only special fittings should be used. There are a large number of varied elements that allow connecting loops, glass nodes, valves and other parts. Connecting accessories consists of various components and is selected depending on the type of construction.
Of course, you can apply alternative fasteners, like self-tales. However, this is permissible when independently installed or when there are missing items.
For partitions, it is necessary to choose a profile wide from 3 to 6 cm, depending on the thickness of the glass and the number of cloths. The covering plate at the same time can have a width of 2 to 5 cm. TJust for this you may need swivel pipes by 90-270 degrees. Aluminum parts can be painted in any shade using polymer compositions. Corner racks allow the partition to turn around on any sides.
Installation of swinging door sashs are performed using a profile with a thickness of 0.12 to 1.3 cm. In this case, the cross section will be the most different. Corners, brackets, mortgage elements, eccentrics are used as a supplement. To make the sash better to look in the interior. All parts can be painted using powder composition, varnish or select anodized profile.
Sliding canvases are created from the frame type or in the form of the letter T. They can be supplemented with false parts, handles, lower and upper guides.
Coloring, as a rule, is made in a single tone with the main partition from aluminum.
Aluminum glass profiles in video below.