Glass railings usually use tempered glass. The tempering process in fact adds the structural rigidity and helps to prevent damage and cracking. There are in fact so many modern home builders who actually consider glass railings for a customizable elegant design potential and also one that comes with low maintenance.
Glass railings also are the future when it comes to the railing systems with its sleek design, low maintenance and could be customized as well. Some of the places where glass railings could be used are decks, staircases, pools, and walkways. Glass railing systems also are aesthetic and versatile and are likewise practical design solutions.
There are various reasons why it’s best to install glass railing systems for your home or for your commercial property.
Both visibility and light are very important in designing a living space. Glass railing systems also give cost-effective solutions to the design challenges. If you wish to open up more space, using glass railings to your deck, staircase or pool helps to open up space. The wooden or metal railings can, however, be bulky and this may decrease visibility and could also block sunlight. Glass railing systems, on the other hand, can offer a sleek design that allows natural sunlight in radiating inside and in making space feel more open.
The deck area would be one of the best places where you could install a glass railing system so you will get increased visibility. Installing a glass railing around your deck will actually remove the obstruction of the view and this also allows you to enjoy the deck better.
Needs Less Maintenance
Compared to wooden railings, a glass railing system only needs less maintenance. The internal application of wooden systems in fact needs continuous polishing and staining in order to preserve shine and color. If wooden railings are placed outside, its maintenance is very high. Also, exposure to natural elements could cause problems to the wood railings fast. Glass railings, however, don’t weather fast or will need regular maintenance. You could also clean the glass with water and soap that makes it look like new.
Offering Durability and Safety
Another addition to its modern design, a glass railing system is safe and is also durable. Also, glass railings also offer a way of ensuring safety and prevents the chances of falls. It also offers protection from external elements if this is installed outdoors. A glass railing system also works as a barrier from strong rain, winds and even from heavy snow.
Another added benefit of glass railings is that it doesn’t corrode because of water exposure, cracks because of extreme temperatures or changing colors because of different factors. A tempered glass railing system is also designed in withstanding different environmental factors. Glass railings also offer excellent durability and this also continues in looking great for longer periods of time.
Can be Customized
A glass railing system can be customized as well. This will allow each space to be designed in a unique way. You can have the glass customized through changing its size, shape and its transparency. If you wish greater privacy, you should consider frosting or blurring the glass’s surface.