Most homeowners prefer glass railings over their other counterparts due to their elegant styles and the spectacular views they offer. To add more magic to the mix, they are also eco-friendly, pocket-friendly, and effortless to maintain. They are quick to install and do not require much workforce. They are a complete package of safety, view, and versatility. However, there may still be some facts you don’t know about glass railings which you should before considering them as your option.
Let us look at the top ten glass railing secrets-
Secret #1- Glass Railings Are Not Expensive: Yes, we know that glass railings do cost enough money upfront. However, if you calculate the lifecycle and overall maintenance costs, you will come up with a sum much less than what metal and wooden railings will cost you.
Secret #2- You Can Get Invisible Railings!: Tempered glass is widely used for constructing “invisible railings” both in residential and commercial settings. You can also opt for laminated glass for railings. For best safety, ensure that the glass thickness used is at least half inches.
Secret #3- Glass Railings are Tough: Gone are the days when glass was not used in the construction industry due to its fragile nature. Tempered glasses employed today are strong, safe, and very durable. Even if they shatter by accident, they break into small pebble-like pieces instead of sharp-edged shards.
Secret #4- Tempered Glass is Your Amigo!: Tempered glass is approved by most building codes for railings in residential and commercial spaces. It is heated to extreme temperatures before cooling back down to increase its strength and alter its breaking pattern from sharp shards to smooth beads.
Secret #5- It is Very Easy to Keep Your Glass Railings Squeaky-Clean: Whether you have a framed or a frameless railing, you can easily clean both the glass and steel parts. Simply use a solution of soap and water and sweep the dirty areas. Once done, wipe the glass with a dry lint cloth.
Secret #6- Glass Railings Can Increase Your Property Value: While they enhance the aesthetic view of your interiors, glass railings can also increase your property value with their looks and sophistication.
Secret #7- They are Eco-Friendly: Amongst all the golden advantages of installing glass railings, they are also eco-friendly. They reduce energy utilization, carbon footprint, are chemically inert, and are recyclable.
Secret #8- They Can Increase Your Space: Not really! But being see-through, glass railings offer the ability to view what’s behind them and visibly make your room look bigger and spacious.
Secret #9- Cleaning Glass is Easy-Peasy Lemon Squeezy!: You can clean glass easily with water and newspaper. But for tough stains, use a mixture of white vinegar and water or apple cider vinegar and water in a 1:2 ratio. Squeeze some lemon juice into your cleaner to also remove odor.
Secret #10- Fixtures are Also Important: Keeping the glass clean is imperative. But you should also keep an eye out for corrosion and loosened bolts in the fixtures and other peripheral parts of glass railings.
About Pro Glass & Railings-
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