Glass Balustrading Advantages, Selection and Maintenance

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Balustrades are mainly used to protect people from falling down stairs, porches or balconies.

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Glass Balustrading Advantages, Selection and Maintenance

  1. 1. GLASS BALUSTRADING:SELECTION, MAINTENANCE AND ADVANTAGES
  2. 2. About Glass Balustrading Balustrades are mainly used to protect people from falling down stairs, porches or balconies. They also provide a structural integrity to the stairs or floor, apart from looking good and providing security. They are made of different material like wood, steel and glass.
  3. 3. Advantages of Glass Balustrading The primary reason for having glass balustrade system is the chic and modern look they impart to the house. Glass also requires very less maintenance when compared to other materials. Theres no need for repainting it every couple of years.
  4. 4. Advantages continued.. It gives a free light movement effect. This basically means the house looks airy and somewhat less cluttered when glass balustrading is installed. Glass balustrading also avoids the spacing between balusters, that is observed in other materials.
  5. 5. Selection For a good installation, you need to measure the area with the least amount of error. Measure the length, breadth and the height of the stairs. In case of a room, do this from wall-to-wall. Hire a licensed contractor dealing in installations to get a more generic approach.
  6. 6. Selection continued.. The contractor should be well experienced in cutting, drilling, sawing and aligning of the glass. Ensure that the area is safe when installation is in progress, as injuries can occur with stray pieces of glass lying around.
  7. 7. Maintenance• Cleaning: Glass balustrades dont require as much maintenance as others. Regular cleaning using a solution of mild detergent and water is enough to keep it shining and healthy. Dont use strong alcohol-based solutions. Use dry cloth to clean afterward.
  8. 8. Maintenance continued..• Protection: You can protect the glass using a wax coating. This will reduce the frequency and the total time of cleaning required by the structure. Some protective glass coatings that protect the glass from damage and dirt are also available.
  9. 9. Maintenance continued..• Checking:• Regular checking is essential for your glass balustrades. This should be done once in every few months. The whole process is simple and doesnt take more than a few minutes.• This ensures that the glass is damage-free. Any damage should be immediately corrected to avoid ruining the whole balustrade.

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