How Do You Tell if You Have a Veranda or Balcony?
Basically, if your outdoor space is level with the ground, it is a veranda. If it is on the second story or above, it is a balcony.
There are some building designs that may make the difference between the two confusing. For example, some houses have verandas on the first level that support balconies on the second level. Plus, some condos and apartment buildings will call the verandas that are attached to the first-floor units’ balconies. That’s just for convenience, as the verandas are comparable to the balconies of the units on the floors above.
Railings for Verandas
As verandas are level with the ground, their balconies are mostly decorative. Unless you have a commercial property, where many people might be leaning on the veranda balcony, there aren’t many safety demands for this kind of railing. Instead, it’s all about beauty.
Cable railing systems are a great choice for verandas because they offer the least obstruction to your view. Wood and metal are great material choices that can bring out the style of the space, whether you want it to be Spanish-style and traditional, rustic, or modern. Plus, our cable railing systems don’t need maintenance and will never bend, warp, or sag, so the front of your property will stay effortlessly beautiful.