Glass Balustrading Advantages, Selection and Maintenance
GLASS BALUSTRADING:SELECTION, MAINTENANCE AND ADVANTAGES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.