When it comes time to choose what railings you want to go with your project, there are a wide variety of choices for you to choose from. There are wrought iron railings that provide a strong look and feel to your project. Wooden railings provide a classic and timeless look to your project. However, one type of railing provides a modern and clean look while providing more safety and security. Glass railings provide a look that is clean and modern while still providing the safety and security you want.
Glass railings are just what they sound like, panes of glass that have been strengthened and tempered. Many of the benefits that glass railings provide to your project are sometimes the things we don’t think about.
Glass railings provide a level of safety that other railings cannot match. Contrary to what people might think of glass railings they are not fragile pieces of glass that will shatter at the slightest touch. Glass railings are made from however many sheets of tempered and hardened glass that is needed and then fused together into one solid piece. This provides a wide and protective railing without any large gaps for things to fall through.
Gone are the days when you have to worry about things falling through the railings. With the solid panes of glass that make up glass railings, there is a complete barrier that stops anything you might drop from falling.
Glass railings also provide a clean and modern look that no other type of railing can match. They provide a seamless viewing experience. The ability to look through the railings at your surrounds without any bars in the way is something that only a glass railing can provide. Glass railings provide an amazing level of safety while also seeming non-existent.
There is also unmatched durability in glass railings. Compared to iron railings that can rust and oxidize or wooden railings that can rot and splinter, glass railings have no issues that arise from age. Their fastenings never weaken, they never rust, and they never wear out. The only maintenance that they require is an occasional wiping with a glass cleaner.
No matter what the look of your project is, glass railings are able to compliment any style or design. You can use any material as cap ends for your glass railings. Have an antique wooden staircase that you want to add a railing too? You can add a glass railing to it and cap it off with wooden accents to match the look of the staircase. Or if you have a metal walkway that you want to add a railing so you can add a glass railing and accent it with metal.
There is only one major downside to glass railings; they are not very DIY friendly. While you can attempt to install them yourself, having a professional help you is always better. Trust the professionals at The Glass Connection to help you with the perfect glass railing, no matter your project.
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