If you are building a new deck, you want to make sure that you choose the materials for your deck carefully. In addition to choosing the base material for your deck, you also need to choose the type of railing you want to go around the deck. The type of railing you choose will impact the feel and function of your deck.
One of the materials you should consider is a glass railing. Under certain circumstances, installing a glass railing over a metal or wood railing makes a lot of sense.
Sign #1: You Want Something That Is Low Maintenance
You may not think of glass as low maintenance, but in comparison to other building materials, glass is really low maintenance.
If you have a wood railing installed, you will have to make sure you keep the wood well sealed with either a deck stain or with paint. Sealing or painting a railing, however, is not that easy, since railings have many different angles and shapes.
Metal railings also require you to keep the metal sealed and to take care of any rust right away.
With a glass railing, you really don't have that much maintenance to worry about all. All you really need to do with a glass railing is clean it off every once in a while, which is really easy if you have a hose with a spray attachment.
Sign #2: You Have a Great View You Want to Enjoy
Next, you need to think about what type of view you want to enjoy when you are sitting or standing on your porch. If you have a really great view, perhaps of your backyard, or maybe you have a great view of a nearby lake or the mountains, you are going to want to enjoy the view.
With a glass railing, you will be able to look out and see the view, regardless of if you are sitting at a patio table, or if you are laying down in a lounge chair or standing up. You will be able to enjoy a great view, regardless of where you are sitting or what you are doing on your deck.
You can customize the size of the glass panels on your deck to help ensure that you are able to enjoy a great view. For example, you can have large unobstructed panels, or you can have smaller glass panels.
When it comes to choosing the railing that you put on your deck, you need to think about what type of maintenance you want to handle for the railing and what type of view you want to enjoy. If you want low maintenance and a great view from your railing, you should choose glass railings for your deck. For more information about residential glass installation, reach out to a local company.Share