WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BALCONY AND A TERRACE?
Many people use the terms interchangeably however there is a difference. Here are definitions that will set you straight for discussion at your next party!
A Balcony is a concrete slab that projects out from the exterior wall of a building and is surrounded by a railing or a balustrade. It may be surrounded on three sides by the protective railing or balustrade, or partially or completely recessed into the building with the protective railing along the front edge. The size and shape of the balcony can vary depending on the design of the building.
A Terrace is a section of the 'roof' of a building that has been made accessible for use and is surrounded by a railing and / or a parapet wall. It has direct and unobstructed exposure to the sky with no overhead soffit or partial soffit above the outdoor space. Transformation of a terrace calls for a unique design, fabrication and installation process that is different from what is required for a balcony.