Hanging up paper lanterns and wind chimes
Easily attach balcony decoration with magnets
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Flexible attachment of decoration material on the balconyColourful paper lantern and wind chimes beautify any balcony or winter garden. Thanks to magnets you can attach and take them down easily without a trace. This is especially beneficial for renters who are not allowed to drill on the balcony but don't want to go without decoration.
On balconies with steel beams, the magnets can be attached directly to the ceiling or the railing. Even balconies without steel beams can use magnets, but they need counter magnets.
The customer reports below explain the two different options.
The following is true for both options:
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Version 1: Balcony with steel beamReport by Hans Günter Nikolayczyk, Germany:
In the summer we like to be enchanted by wind chimes and Chinese lanterns, but how do you best hang them up?
Since it is explicitly mentioned in our rental agreement that we must not drill holes in the balcony, we had to turn to magnets!
The solution we found hook magnets Ø 13 mm to which we could easily attach wind chimes and different lanterns.
To be safe, we fastened a wind chime on the balcony railing with another hook magnet to prevent excessive swinging.
After the fall we take down the decoration and magnets without leaving a trace.
Version 2: Balcony without steel beamReport by Tim Lammers, Germany:
I ordered various magnets from you to hang up my wife's pretty lanterns in the winter garden and on the porch roof. Only after I received the magnets I realised that we have an aluminium construction, to which magnets don't adhere of course. I didn't want to drill or glue either.
Hence, I decided to hang up the lanterns on hook magnets Ø 32 mm (available in different colours) and attch counter magnets on the outside of the roof.
Despite the wind, they stay in place perfectly and look great.
Counterpart magnet with corrosion protectionSince the counter magnets are attached to the roof and therefore outdoors, I had to protect them from corrosion.
Hence, I ordered these little aluminium tins, which are available at online shops for cheap.
In them, the counter magnet, a strong block magnet, has enough room and sufficient protection.
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