Are you looking for glass railings? Right now, glass is by far the most popular material for modern railing. We can see why it’s a popular alternative to hardwood handrails and spindles.
The glass railing creates a striking visual impact, enhances openness, expands areas, and allows light to flow freely. When built and installed properly, it adds luxury and value to a home while also being incredibly secure and practical.
Let’s go through 5 things to think about while considering glass railing for your home:
1. Discover The Variety Of Glass Railings
You can install glass railings in a variety of ways. Examine the various systems and think about how they might integrate into the overall look and feel of your home.
There are three kinds of interior glass railing: dadoed, standoff, and clamped.
Dadoed Glass Railings
People nowadays attach glass railing panels to the top railing and bottom shoe in a system known as dadoed glass railing. A wooden structure contains glass. Because no clips or hardware are required, this railing has the cleanest appearance.
Standoff Glass Railings
Standoff glass railing is a system that uses standoffs to secure the glass panels (round stainless steel cylinders). The glass has pre-drilled holes, is leveled in position, and the standoffs hold the panel to the stair and floor system’s vertical face. It’s possible to have a frameless railing system with very little obvious hardware. Note: Because of the fastening mechanism, the decision to employ this system must be taken during the frame stage, as adequate underpinning is required to support the glass.
Clamped Glass Railing
Clamped Glass Railing is a method that holds the glass panels in place. You can do this by using glass clips. Because of the high frequency of posts required, this system allows you to use either wood or steel posts, and you can highlight your hardware (steel or black) if you want to. This is a really appealing style for some people.
2. Consider Safety And Local Building Codes
It’s crucial to think about your local building code requirements for the type of safety glass (tempered, laminated) that’s necessary or authorized.
Tempered glass of the greatest quality is available from Specialized Stair and Rail. This glass is a type of heat-treated that has a different shatter pattern and boosts surface strength.
Two pieces of glass fuse together with an interlayer in laminated glass. This gives the glass added strength and safety. One side of the glass will shatter while the other stays intact in the case of a break.
3. Glass Railings Necessitate Regular Maintenance
Overall, a glass railing requires less long-term care than a wood product. However, depending on your lifestyle, daily upkeep may be necessary. A clean railing looks a lot nicer than a dirty one. All you’ll need is a soft cloth, soap/vinegar, and water; avoid using harsh scrubbers.
4. Think About Your Budget And Costs
Glass railings are often on the higher end of the railing price range. Dadoed glass railing is the most cost-effective of the styles since it can be thinner (6mm versus 10 or 12mm), requires less machining, has no holes, requires less polishing, and does not require any expensive hardware. When it comes to stainless steel or other glass hardware, you often get what you pay for, so keep that in mind when making your choices. Investing money at this stage will considerably improve the style and function.
5. The Company’s And Installers’ Experience Is Critical
Our railing is a made-to-order, custom-measured, designed, and installed system. For the overall quality and elegance of the finished product, precision in design and installation is critical. A badly built railing can be not only unsightly but also dangerous. Choose a business with experience and ask to see examples of completed work.
We offer items of the best quality, reasonably priced, and attractive. Furthermore, they are certified in accordance with OBC and other provincial rules. Our engineers stamped it and independent engineering organizations validated it with load tests. AlumiguardMFG team has the appropriate mindset and dedication to succeed. Contact us on our phone number (416) 740-7444 or send an email at [email protected]