If you’re looking for a better way to create balcony rims, then look no further. We can manufacture any radius shape of rim you require. From Juliet balcony to S-shaped profiles, our balcony rim kits will simplify the process, take a fraction of the time, and give you the look you want.
How to Measure a Balcony Rim Kit
Measuring your balcony rim consists of providing measurements for the depth, width, and rise. You’ll also need to specify the cut. For clarification regarding the above measurements, please use the above pricing calculator and click on the “?” next to each measurement for more information.
How to Install Balcony Rim Kits
Installing balcony rims is simply a matter of putting them in place and fastening them to your joists. Yep, it’s really that easy! But for the sake of being thorough, we’ll supply tailored installation instructions to soothe any disbelief.
How to Drywall a Balcony Rim Kit
Drywalling a balcony rim is comprised of measuring the curvature of the rim, cutting the drywall to the curvature and depth, forming, and fastening in place.
- Wetting the back of the drywall will make the drywall easier to bend.
- For tighter radius balcony rims, consider using a double layer of either ¼” or ¼” flex drywall.
How to Finish Balcony Rims
Drywall, plaster, wood veneer, brick veneer, trim, tile…the list is seemingly endless. Whether you want your balcony rim to have a simple or an ornate finish, the choice is yours.
Balcony Rim Specifications
|Material||Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)(High Grade Moisture Resistant)|
|Thickness (in.)||1 ½”|
|Depth (in.)||3 ½” – 5 ½” Actual depth upon request|
|Width||Specified by you|
Choosing Your Balcony Rim Cut
Choosing the proper cut begins with how you plan to fasten the balcony rim to your joists. The 3 different cut options we provide include: level, square, and plumb. The level cut is where the balcony rim is cut parallel to the joists. The square cut, normally used for half-circle or S-shaped floor joist rims, will be cut squared to the rim’s radius. The plumb cut, normally used when attached directly to a wall, will be cut perpendicular to the joists. If you require a combination of cuts, such as one end plumbed and the other leveled, please call our office to discuss.
How Do You Ship My Balcony Rim?
Depending upon the size of your balcony rim and/or the size of your total order, it will either ship in boxes via UPS Ground or on a pallet via LTL common carrier. If you’d like to know how it will ship before placing your order, simply call us and we’ll let you know.
“As a framing contractor, anything with a radius, prior to Archways & Ceilings, meant I or one of my skilled hands would have to build it. What was time consuming and costly is now easy and affordable. Their balcony rims transformed what would’ve been a laborsome task into a quick and easy job.”
W&C Homes, Inc., Blanchard, OK