At Timberhaven Log & Timber Homes, we are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting products and innovations to incorporate into your dream home. From creative designs to functional living trends, we are here to make your home the best it can be.
One of those unique innovations is the Cabrio Balcony from VELUX. These multi-functional products are not only leak-proof but can add a tremendous amount of appeal to any loft or second-floor living space.
For 75 years, VELUX has been perfecting the skylight for residential and commercial structures. With environmental consciousness as a cornerstone of their business model, their sustainable manufacturing process uses materials sourced from local suppliers. All of their products are produced right here in the United States.
The VELUX Cabrio Balcony is a testament to this tradition of excellence. A skylight, a window, and a balcony all in one, it is the perfect combination of design and functionality. Mounting flush with your roof when closed, it is specifically designed to overcome a variety of issues some homeowners have come to dislike in skylights.
VELUX Cabrio Balcony: Functionality
When closed, the Cabrio functions just as any other skylight, providing beautiful views into the world beyond your home. VELUX ThermoTechnology™ works to maximize energy efficiency and provide that glowing portal into the “wild blue yonder” without compromising energy flow or working against your heating and cooling system. Unlatching the pane and pushing outward on its upper hinges instantly turns the skylight into a window on your roof, allowing the gentle breeze to filter through your living space.
What sets the Cabrio Balcony apart is what can happen next. By pushing on the lower pane of glass, your skylight can turn into an instant balcony with railing, large enough to walk into! Not only does this provide stunning vistas but also frees up floor space and gives more room to walk around. When you’re finished, the railing simply folds back into the frame of the window, and you’re good to go!
VELUX Cabrio Balcony: Additional Subtle Features
Lastly, two of the more subtle features we really like are the natural ventilation and ease of cleaning. With the simple pull of a handle, the VELUX Cabrio allows natural, filtered airflow through the skylight without requiring it to be open. When it comes time to clean the exterior of your window, the sash can be rotated 180 degrees to facilitate easy, no-hassle cleaning – something that can’t be done with ordinary, stationary skylights.
So, when you’re considering which functional architectural elements to include in your log home or timber frame home, be sure to talk to your Timberhaven sales representative to see how these unique and creative windows can help brighten your lifestyle!