If you are revamping your home's deck, you may wonder if there are any other options available for railings beside wooden beams. If so, consider the advantages below of using glass railings instead.
Tempered Glass Is Durable
When you have wood railings on your deck, the material is subjected to the sun, extreme temperature changes, and moisture. After several years, even if the wood is treated, the color will fade, the seams will come loose, and the wood will start to rot.
However, if you decide to have glass railings installed, these scenarios become non-existent. Since the railings are made from thick tempered glass, there is no color that can fade, seams to loosen, or material to suffer from rot.
Also, since the glass is tempered, the railings are more resistance to impact and high winds. This means you can likely go many years without having to have your glass railings repaired.
Railings Do Not Block Views
One of the possible reasons why you have a deck in the first place is so that you can sit outside and enjoy the view. However, if you have wooden railings around your deck, the beams block your views. If you want to see a certain part of the scenery, you either have to change your chair or adjust your seating.
However, since glass railings are clear, you do not have to worry about them obstructing your view. You will be able to sit wherever you want without having to worry about missing out on the scenery around you.
Glass Barrier Is Safer for Children
When you have wooden railings on your deck, you might worry about kids climbing on the rails so they can see over them. Especially when they are smaller, this puts them at risk of falling and possibly hurting themselves badly.
However, since your children can see through glass railings, they will be less inclined to climb over them. Also, since glass panels can be used to fill in the gaps between the railings, they cannot crawl through the railings, which reduces the risk of falling off of your deck even more and can keep your children safer.
After considering the advantages of having glass railings on your deck as opposed to wooden beams, you may decide that you would like to learn more. If so, contact a contractor to discuss your options for having glass railings installed on your home's deck.