4 Benefits Plus Safety Features Of Glass Railings

When my husband and I purchased our first home, the process was stressful, but we settled on one we liked enough to live in temporarily until we expanded our family. When moving time arrived, we both dreaded the expected stress. We ended up using a different real estate agent than we did the first time, and we made a great decision, because she had a lot of home remodeling knowledge! We were adamant on finally finding our "perfect" home this time. When she showed us homes that lacked features we desired that we would have "nixed" before, she let us know if the feature could be added, and usually it could! We are now in our new home that we had a few small renovations performed on after we bought it, and we love it! I want to help others by sharing some remodeling tips I learned on a blog!

4 Benefits Plus Safety Features Of Glass Railings

4 August 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The addition of a glass railing will do many wonderful things for your deck. In fact, the benefits far outweigh the extra cost. Here are a few:

  1. View: Unlike wooden rails, they allow for an unobstructed view so you can enjoy the beauty surrounding your house. Imagine lounging around enjoying the view from your very own deck without having to look around wooden rails.
  2. Maintenance: They are very easy to maintain. The only cleaning you have to do is regularly wiping down the glass. No treatment necessary.
  3. Assembly: They are easy to assemble.
  4. Customize:  They can easily be customized to fit your needs, including having a completely clear view or partial covering. Some or all panels can be frosted to provide a little more privacy.

 The one problem that most people have with glass railing is worrying about their safety. Here is a list of everything you need to know about the safety of glass railing so you can decide if it's right for you.

1.Safety Glass: The companies that install glass railings are required to use safety glass, which is much more durable than the tempered glass you see in windows or on glass doors. Not only is it put through a chemical process that makes it tougher than normal glass, but it's also thicker.

2.No Railings: Another safety benefit of glass railing is the fact that there are no individual rails that small hands and heads can get stuck in, and you don't have to worry about children or pets falling through.

3.Slick: Because it's made of glass and not wood, it's slicker and harder to climb on, reducing the fear of little ones climbing it and falling over the other side.

4.Tolerates Heat: Railings made from hardwood are affected greatly by the weather. They can crack, mold, and break down, and because of this, they have to have regular treatment. But glass railings won't do any of these. There's no regular treatment for glass railings because they won't crack, even in the most extreme heat.

Installing a glass railing on your deck will add greatly to your home. With the benefits of an awesome view, the general lack of maintenance, its easy assembly, its ease of customizing, and its safety features, glass railings are perfect for everyone. All you have to do now is decide how you want to customize it to fit your own deck. Companies like California Reflections Inc can help you decide.