Whether you have a gorgeous outdoor view or are looking to make a small space seem larger, glass railings are a great way to open up your place of business. Glass railings are safe, durable, and easy to maintain. They complement any design style and increase the value of your property. Thinking of installing glass railings in your building? Here’s what you need to know:
- There are several types of glass railing systems. Dadoed glass railing systems secure a piece of glass between a top and bottom rail, often made of wood or metal. No clips or clamps are needed, offering a clean look. In standoff glass railing systems, glass is secured with stainless steel cylinders attached to the stair, base, or floor. Glass railings using the standoff system have a more modern feel. Finally, in clamped glass railing systems glass is secured with clamps to posts placed along the stairs, deck, or balcony.
- Glass railings meet safety codes. Tempered glass, also known as safety glass, is used for many glass railings. The long-lasting glass is very strong and does not break into large, sharp pieces. Glass railings are ideal for businesses where children frequent, as they are difficult to climb and don’t have slots where kids can get their limbs stuck. When used in outdoor spaces, glass railings are strong enough to withstand extreme weather.
- Cleaning glass railings is simple. To clean glass railings, simply create a solution of soap or vinegar and water and wash with a soft cloth. Abrasive cleaners or pads should not be used as they may scratch the glass. While it’s easy to clean the glass railing, it should be noted that frequent cleaning is required to keep the railings looking like new.
- Glass railings require little maintenance. One of the best qualities of glass railings is that they are extremely durable and require practically no ongoing upkeep. As noted, the glass used in glass railings is nearly unbreakable and resistant to cracking. It also does not corrode over time. Unlike traditional railings, glass railing systems do not have spindles or rails that need to be replaced or repainted on a regular basis.
Interested in learning more about installing glass railings in your commercial building? Contact True View Windows and Glass today for a free, no obligation estimate.