If you spend valuable time and money ensuring your landscaping gives you breathtaking views, does it make sense to obscure the scenery with fencing or wooden rails? If you haven’t heard of glass handrails yet, they’re all the rage in design circles. Sturdy enough to hold up against heavy winds, yet clear for line of sight, custom glass handrailing might be the ideal addition to your patio or balcony. Here’s why:
They’re Low Maintenance
Yes, glass requires cleaning, but so do your home’s windows. Not to mention, the glass panels and metal frames resist water damage, unlike wood rails that can warp with moisture and weather, degrading over time. The tempered glass, not easily cracked, will break into small pebbles under extreme force, reducing the danger and mess.
Glass rails installed around an outdoor pool not only let you enjoy the water view but allow you to monitor young children more effectively. From almost every angle, you can clearly see all swimmers, unlike other fencing that can obstruct your line of sight.
There’s no way around it–glass looks sleek and stylish, blending in and complementing any outdoor décor. Plus, glass makes spaces feel open, whereas other railing can feel closed in.
Depending on the scope of your project, glass handrailing can cost less than you might think, and you avoid the yearly expense of stripping or staining since glass resists weather damage and can even hold up to strong winds. Also, properly-installed glass panels last years, meaning you won’t have to budget for replacement any time soon.
They Can Be Used Indoors and Outdoors
The same qualities that make glass handrails ideal for outdoor use translate to indoor spaces. If you have a loft or second story overlooking lower rooms, you can open up the view in the same way while maintaining safety. Moreover, the modern look of clean glass around stairs can enhance the staircase and add security at the same time.
If you’ve never considered glass handrails before, it’s never too late to upgrade your outdoor and indoor spaces. With homebuyers looking for unique modern features, this durable, economical, safe option won’t disappoint. If you want your property to stand out, consider adding glass handrailing. If you live in Atlanta or surrounding areas and want to know more about glass handrails, feel free to give CHG Glass & Mirror a call at 770-623-9779.