As recently as a few decades ago, glass was only considered useful for doors and windows because it allows natural light to flow through a property. Homeowners wouldn’t dream of using glass to line their stairs due to the perception that glass is easy to break, but modern, toughened glass would need to be put under an immense amount of pressure to even crack. Now, tough glass is used to make kitchen splashbacks, frameless shower screens, balustrades and much more, and it’s a material that will look fashionable and luxurious for decades.
At Perth City Glass, we pride ourselves on our ability to cut glass to size to make balustrades for just about any area of your home, whether you want to surround your pool or make your staircase safer. Below, we offer a few top tips to help you keep your glass balustrades looking as good as new.
How to Maintain Glass Balustrades
Glass balustrades are a popular home addition because they require very little maintenance, but it’s still worth knowing what you can do to keep them looking new for decades to come. Here are a few of our top maintenance tips:
Cleaning toughened glass — The most frequent maintenance task you’ll need to undertake with the likes of glass fencing and shower screens is cleaning, and fortunately, it’s a task that can be completed very quickly. Some people use soap with warm water, though window cleaning substances available at most stores work just as well. Make sure you use a lint-free cloth so that you don’t leave any smears on the glass.
Avoid using sharp objects near the glass — Needless to say, you’ll want to avoid causing any damage to your new glass balustrades at all costs, so if you plan to move any large pieces of furniture or sharp objects by them, you might want to consider covering the glass with bubble wrap or cloth.
Checking for damage — As aforementioned, toughened glass needs to be dropped from a considerable height to smash, though balustrades can become chipped and worn at the corners. If you notice any chips, it’s best to contact one of our professionals right away, and if the chips start to form cracks, we may need to replace a panel.
Choosing the right system — The best way to make sure your glass balustrades are as easy to maintain as possible is to choose the right system in the first place. There are lots of toughened glass products to choose from, and glass cut to size ensures the final product will look exactly how you want. From frameless shower screens to glass pool fencing, you’ll find the perfect home addition by browsing our selection of products.
We’re Here to Offer Expert Advice
At Perth City Glass, our sole mission is to provide you with the products that will make your home look modern, stylish and luxurious, and we’re more than happy to offer advice whenever you need it. Contact us today for more information.