Home improvement is one of the most diverse and in-depth topics that one can research. Whether it’s for pleasure, improving property value, or just making your neighbors jealous, elevating your property is always a fun experience.
Glass balustrades are one of the best ways to do that because it can take any exterior from drab to chic. Give your home the sophisticated finish it truly deserves. This article will teach you everything you need to know about glass balustrades.
A glass balustrade is a type of balustrade with glass infill. These are typically made with 10mm strengthened glass which you can choose to be clear or tinted.
Frameless glass balustrades or barriers may either be semi-frameless or fully frameless. The only difference between the two is that the fully frameless kind is designed with no handrail on top.
Regular maintenance is needed for glass balustrades to ensure that they remain in the best possible condition. Glass can be easily dirtied by dust and fingerprints and is also incredibly prone to scratching. Luckily, there is a wide variety of glass cleaning products available on the market that can help make cleaning your fence a lot easier.
When cleaning the glass, make sure to use a scratch-free pad to avoid leaving any marks. Avoid using products like steel wool or metal scrapers or else you’ll end up with a badly scratched glass panel.
You may also want to invest in a good brand of glass cleaning solution especially when dealing with any tough stains. Keep in mind that strong solutions can also damage the glass. Avoid using any products that contain hyaluronic acid or fluorine derivatives as well as those that are highly acidic or alkaline. If your fence does not have any special coating, you can opt to clean it simply with some soap and warm water while using a sponge or microfiber cloth.
How often you should clean your fence typically depends on the type of environment in your area. This can range from once every two weeks to once every six months depending on how quickly dirt starts to accumulate on the glass. Dirt and dust can be easily washed away when it rains so you might not need to clean the fence too frequently if you experience regular rain showers.
On the other hand, if you live in an area near the sea or ocean, you might need to clean your fence more regularly because salt can build up on the glass. If left unattended, this could leave several scratch marks as well as corrode any metal on your fence.
We hope this article was able to give you some more information about glass balustrades and fences. Be sure to contact us at (03) 9799 9005 if you’d like to get your own modernistic glass fence installed for your home.