The Beauty & Elegance of Glass Railings
Nothing provides better transparency and modern appeal than glass railings on your stairway or deck. Paired with stainless steel supports, glass railings can be extremely sturdy and durable so you’ll never have to sacrifice safety for style.
Sophisticated Aesthetic Appeal
No alternative railing systems can compete with glass railings when it comes to contemporary appearance and modern aesthetics. In fact, many architects consider glass railings to be the pinnacle of beauty and elegance for stairways, porches, patios, stairways, balconies and decks. They are especially beneficial if you have an outdoor area that offers a stunning view, as glass railings are clear they won’t ever obstruct that scenery. For example, if you have a second floor balcony then installing a glass railing system will allow you look outwards and below without having to lean over the railing to see down.
Design & Durability of Glass Railings
Glass railing systems excel at adapting to a wide range of porch or patio styles. Because glass railings incorporate the crystal clearness of glass and can be mounted with a slim railing system they can look very attractive in a variety of areas. There are also many style options that can go along with the railing system, although traditional stainless steel is typically the preferred option because it looks clean and can adapt to many different types of decor. Glass rail systems also create a solid barrier on your deck or patio, which means you don’t risk the chance of objects rolling off the deck when they are accidentally dropped.
Unique Benefits of Glass Railing Systems
Materials such as glass provide our customers with a variety of unique opportunities when it comes to design and aesthetic appeal. Not only do they look great, but glass rails provide several unique benefits that simply cannot be obtained using traditional materials.
The benefits of glass railing systems include:
- Glass railings also function as a windbreak, so you can remain more comfortable when sitting on your outdoor patio, deck or balcony.
- Your view won’t ever be obstructed when you use glass railings like it would with railing made from traditional materials.
- When paired with aluminum or stainless steel, glass railings are extremely durable, sturdy and long lasting.
- Tempered glass panels consistently outlast other materials such as wood, which means a longer return on your investment and less maintenance required.
- Glass railing systems are also very safe since there are no large spaces between them as there would be if you had traditional wood railing.
These railing options can also be very cost-effective. You can choose between different materials for their supports to save on costs. For example, aluminum would be a less costly alternative to stainless steel. Glass railings can also be made with high-quality wood supports, which could be even more affordable than other alternatives.
Glass Railing System Options
Sleek and modern, glass rail systems are an excellent alternative to traditional options. They feature strong, durable and long-lasting tempered glass panels that will never obstruct your view. Glass railings are also resistant to whatever nearly any weather elements that come their way.
Frameless Glass Railings
Great for customers who want an unobstructed view of their beautiful surroundings, frameless glass railings are held in place my small clamps on either side that are attached to poles. The support system of these glass railings is the only part involved in the system since there are no frames around the glass. Frameless railings still have an excellent quantity of customization options. With frameless glass railings you can get the most out of the view from your porch, deck, patio, terrace or balcony.
Framed Glass Railings
Still providing a great view, framed glass railings offer an extra variety of style considering they have framing material around each of the glass panes. This option serves especially well if you intend on framing your glass railings with wood, as the panes of glass look absolutely stunning when paired with finely stained natural wood. You can even decide to add stylized framing on the top of your railing and framing also offers you something you lean on when you’re out on your balcony or porch.
Glass Railings With Safe & Stylish Tempered Glass
Tempered glass is simply glass that has gone through a specific manufacturing process that makes it harder and more durable than standard glass. Through a unique cooling and heating process, normal glass is turned into tempered glass that is much more resistant to scratches, cracks and general damage than standard glass.
There is also an improved safety element to tempered glass. If by chance tempered glass does break it will shatter into small chunks, rather than large dangerous shards, which means a decreased chance of injury in case an accident occurs. Therefore, if you want a railing system that allows you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and surroundings, but still want to ensure that children or pets accidentally fall through the railing, then a glass railing system is the best option because there are no large spaces between railings like there would be with alternative choices.
These types of railing systems deliver ample protection, provide a solid barrier and still allow you to see through them. Glass railings have very small spaces between the glass and where they attach to the supports, so there is absolutely no risk of anything sizable falling through them. This also greatly decreases the chances of small limbs of pets or children getting caught in between railings.
Affordable High-Quality Glass Railing Systems for Your Home
When it comes to choosing the perfect railing system for your home you’ll want to consider several factors. First, you want the safest railings possible to prevent any potential accidents. Next, you’ll want to consider the visual appeal of the railings. Do you want a sleek, modern style to your railings with superior visibility? You’ll also want to consider the long-term investment value that a high-quality railing system will add to your home, and think about what it can add to your home’s overall aesthetic appeal as well as value.
No matter which style of railing system you choose you’ll want it to pass the test of time, and few railing styles can hold up to the weather and general wear better than a glass railing system. In addition to the high-end style it adds to a home, your glass railing system will last an extremely long period of time and it requires little to no maintenance. You may only want to occasionally clean the glass with some all-purpose glass cleaner, which is a very simple job.
Add a glass railing system to your balcony, porch, deck or stairway and see for yourself how it can create an elegant, sophisticated appeal to your home for many years to come.
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