Business with minimal investment: glazing and insulation of balconies and loggias

Most apartments have a balcony or a loggia, and in many cases they are used extremely irrationally – as a warehouse for storing unnecessary things. Meanwhile, a balcony can become a functional part of the apartment (for example, a place of rest), and with sufficient space, even a separate living space. In most of the apartments in rented houses, glazing of balconies is not provided, and it is impossible to use an open balcony or loggia during the cold season. In this case, numerous companies that deal with glazing and insulation of balconies come to the rescue. This business, despite the high competition, is considered very profitable. Its organization requires small investments (however, it is still impossible to do without expenses, as the authors of articles on some sites assure). 

Consider its main advantages. These include the simplicity of the work carried out. Balcony glazing does not require extensive experience, special knowledge and skills. It is enough that the workers in your team know how to use tools and take a responsible attitude to their work (unfortunately, this attitude is not very common). Glazing services for balconies are in high demand. The number of real estate under construction and purchased in large and medium-sized cities is increasing every year. Accordingly, the number of your potential customers increases. Repair work of balconies takes a little time (the time for their implementation is much less than when repairing large residential premises). All materials are paid by the customer, and the workers in the team usually work piecework, therefore, the main expenses are reduced to the purchase of tools and advertising of their services. The cost of repairing balconies and loggias is relatively low and affordable for most people in our country.

Most often, aluminum is used for glazing balconies. The popularity of this material is due to its low cost. However, it also has significant drawbacks: aluminum easily transmits cold and is not suitable for glazing balconies and loggias, which are supposed to be used as living quarters. On the other hand, aluminum structures are reliable, have a long service life, protect well from noise and dust. They are produced in various colors and can be easily combined with various finishing materials. Aluminum is used for the so-called “cold glazing” and is considered the cheapest option for arranging a balcony. If you plan to use the balcony often, including in the winter season, or if it should become part of the living space, then in this case the glazing of the balcony is used with plastic windows with interior decoration. Interior decoration in most cases is associated with the exterior, so experts advise lining the outer parapet on the balcony with galvanizing or high-tech siding. This glazing option is considered the most expensive. Plastic lining can also be used to finish balconies and loggias. This finish is considered inexpensive, but it involves a certain variety in color. It looks neat, easy to clean, although it has a relatively short service life. A more expensive and durable finishing option, which, moreover, is considered environmentally friendly, unlike plastic, is a wooden lining, which is specially processed and dried well before use. Interior decoration in most cases is associated with the exterior, so experts advise lining the outer parapet on the balcony with galvanizing or high-tech siding. This glazing option is considered the most expensive. Plastic lining can also be used to finish balconies and loggias. This finish is considered inexpensive, but it involves a certain variety in color. It looks neat, easy to clean, although it has a relatively short service life. A more expensive and durable finishing option, which, moreover, is considered environmentally friendly, unlike plastic, is a wooden lining, which is specially processed and dried well before use. Interior decoration in most cases is associated with the exterior, so experts advise lining the outer parapet on the balcony with galvanizing or high-tech siding. This glazing option is considered the most expensive. Plastic lining can also be used to finish balconies and loggias. This finish is considered inexpensive, but it involves a certain variety in color. It looks neat, easy to clean, although it has a relatively short service life. A more expensive and durable finishing option, which, moreover, is considered environmentally friendly, unlike plastic, is a wooden lining, which is specially processed and dried well before use. therefore, experts advise cladding the outer parapet on the balcony with galvanizing or high-tech siding. This glazing option is considered the most expensive. Plastic lining can also be used to finish balconies and loggias. This finish is considered inexpensive, but it involves a certain variety in color. It looks neat, easy to clean, although it has a relatively short service life. A more expensive and durable finishing option, which, moreover, is considered environmentally friendly, unlike plastic, is a wooden lining, which is specially processed and dried well before use. therefore, experts advise cladding the outer parapet on the balcony with galvanizing or high-tech siding. This glazing option is considered the most expensive. Plastic lining can also be used to finish balconies and loggias. This finish is considered inexpensive, but it involves a certain variety in color. It looks neat, easy to clean, although it has a relatively short service life. A more expensive and durable finishing option, which, moreover, is considered environmentally friendly, unlike plastic, is a wooden lining, which is specially processed and dried well before use. This finish is considered inexpensive, but it involves a certain variety in color. It looks neat, easy to clean, although it has a relatively short service life. A more expensive and durable finishing option, which, moreover, is considered environmentally friendly, unlike plastic, is a wooden lining, which is specially processed and dried well before use. This finish is considered inexpensive, but it involves a certain variety in color. It looks neat, easy to clean, although it has a relatively short service life. A more expensive and durable finishing option, which, moreover, is considered environmentally friendly, unlike plastic, is a wooden lining, which is specially processed and dried well before use.

For insulation of balconies, as well as for insulation of apartments and houses, polymeric materials or basalt slabs are used as an insulating layer. To give the inside of the balcony or loggia a beautiful view, this layer is sheathed with the same drywall or clapboard. Some companies that provide services for glazing and insulation of balconies are also engaged in heating and / or removal (extension) of balconies in those buildings or on those floors where they do not exist. The latter service is much more expensive. To carry out the removal of the balcony, it is necessary to draw up special documentation and obtain permits. In principle, this is not a very complicated procedure if the house is not an architectural monument or if the new balcony does not face one of the main streets. However, it takes a lot of time to complete all the paperwork, and this work should be done by an individual who understands all the nuances, and ideally also has the necessary connections in the right instances. The construction of a balcony includes the creation of a foundation, the erection of supporting columns, which can be concrete, iron or cement-filled. Then a balcony platform is created, balcony partitions, a roof are built, and the actual glazing and insulation of the new balcony is carried out. If the glazing of one loggia or balcony of standard sizes takes 1-2 days, then the project for the removal, glazing and insulation of the balcony takes at least 2.5 weeks. iron or cement-filled. Then a balcony platform is created, balcony partitions, a roof are built, and the actual glazing and insulation of the new balcony is carried out. If the glazing of one loggia or balcony of standard sizes takes 1-2 days, then the project for the removal, glazing and insulation of the balcony takes at least 2.5 weeks. iron or cement-filled. Then a balcony platform is created, balcony partitions, a roof are built, and the actual glazing and insulation of the new balcony is carried out. If the glazing of one loggia or balcony of standard sizes takes 1-2 days, then the project for the removal, glazing and insulation of the balcony takes at least 2.5 weeks.

So, in order to open your own company for glazing balconies and loggias, you need to obtain a certificate of an individual entrepreneur. To do this, you need to contact your local branch of the Federal Tax Service with the necessary documents, which include a registration application, passport, TIN of an individual (the exact list can be found on the tax website). After registration, you will be issued a certificate. With this certificate of an individual entrepreneur, you must contact your district administration and obtain permission to work on glazing balconies and loggias. Conclude an agreement with suppliers of consumables. It is advisable to work not with one company, but with several, each of which specializes in certain products, producing, for example, wood and aluminum frames, PVC profiles, etc.

In addition, you will need a place to work. You don’t need an office as such, since you can take orders on your work phone, and then go to potential clients at the site to take measurements and make estimates. However, you will need to prepare some of the materials in advance – cut lining sheets, make window blocks, etc. Even a small room of 15-20 square meters is suitable for this. meters, which can be rented.

One of the most significant items of expenditure is training. It is highly desirable that both you and all your employees take courses in the technology of glazing balconies and loggias. Your team should have at least 2-3 professionals with extensive experience who will supervise other less skilled workers. The profitability of the business of glazing balconies and loggias can reach 500% (of the price of building materials). However, to maximize profitability, you should not buy ready-made window blocks and frames from other companies, but produce them yourself. But this is associated with additional costs for renting premises, purchasing special equipment, purchasing consumables and an additional team of workers.

To attract customers, it is recommended to use all methods of advertising. You can post ads in areas dominated by multi-storey buildings, as well as in microdistricts with new buildings. A good effect is the distribution of leaflets. A two-sided leaflet in the simplest and cheapest version will cost a ruble apiece with printing and delivery in boxes. To reduce costs, you can cooperate with friendly companies that are engaged, for example, in the installation of windows or doors. Place offers of your services in local advertising publications (the best option is ordinary newspapers with ads distributed free of charge around the city). Do not forget about the Internet, because it is there that about 30% of your potential customers are looking for you. You can make your own website (including completely free) with a description of your services, prices and photos of works, or you can do without it by adding your contacts to all thematic catalogs and placing your offers on bulletin boards. Actively cooperate with plastic and wooden window and door installation companies, exchange your leaflets for distribution. As an incentive, you can offer partners a small percentage for each client you refer.

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