Glass deck railing systems are modern designs that can be found all around the world. Most commonly, they are incorporated in commercial spaces because of their ability to blend into surroundings, while offering a sense of openness and boundless views. Today, however, many homeowners are opting to install glass railings for their decks and porches. Some of the benefits of investing in glass handrails for your home include the following:
- Amazing Visual Appeal
- Unobstructed Views
- Design Flexibility
- Additional Safety
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Amazing Visual Appeal
If you are searching for a clean, contemporary way to show off your deck, look no further. Glass handrails look sophisticated, but most importantly won’t detract from the other features of your deck or patio. As with any other glass feature in your house, these railing systems are the perfect compliment to your existing home design.
There are many ways to enjoy your deck, patio or veranda. Whether entertaining guests, or enjoying a solitary glass of wine, you’ll want to make sure that you're not missing out on the view. Provided that you don’t opt for opaque or privacy glass, you’ll be able to take in your surroundings like never before with clear glass handrails.
Because glass appears neat and finished, it is one of the only porch railing systems that can incorporate multiple design elements without looking too busy. The design options for your outdoor space are virtually limitless once you install glass railings on your deck or patio!
Unlike other handrails for decks, glass creates a solid barrier between the deck posts or glass balusters and the ground below. If you have an elevated deck or screened-in porch, glass railings minimize the potential hazards. Unlike cables or wire, glass deck railing systems form a solid barrier that prevent small children, or pets from hazardous heights.
Most glass railings are made from 9/16" inch thick tempered-laminated glass. Because they are made with such sturdy materials, your glass railing system will not easily break or degrade over time. This makes glass deck railings the ideal solution for many homeowners.