Pros and Cons of Installing Glass Railings on Your Deck

Glass railings for your deck are unique products that promise to add a modern flair to deck and patios here in Calgary. Listed below are some of the pros and cons you might want to weigh when considering adding glass railings to your at-home deck.

Advantages of Installing Glass Railings

Glass railings have a clean, contemporary appearance compared to any other deck railing choice. They are the gold standard of design for most people looking to upgrade or change their railings with the most visual appeal.

If your deck, patio, or veranda faces a spectacular view, glass is a great way to keep that view intact and unobstructed. You and your guests will have a great vantage point from your custom deck in Calgary of the foothills and mountains if your railings are glass. You’ll be sure to enjoy the view!

Glass can incorporate multiple design elements without looking too cluttered or scattered because it has a neat and finished look. Designing your outdoor space gives you more options and flexibility with the final look of creating your outdoor space.

The majority of glass railings are made from tempered glass, which is a quarter of an inch thick. The result is that it’s unlikely to crack or break under everyday stress and use, making them an excellent complement to low-maintenance decking.

Cons of Installing Glass Railings

Glass railing systems are among the most expensive railings per linear foot. However, given the benefits that they give homeowners, this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. However, the cost varies, depending greatly on how the glass is attached to the decking. Metal clips, stainless steel clips, and a wood system are all possibilities – the latter involves creating a picture frame around the glass. Stainless steel is the most expensive option, followed by wood and metal.

Glass railings, much like windows, require cleaning on both sides to keep them looking their best. Given that these railings are exposed to the elements, they need cleaning on a fairly regular basis.

Glass railings are an excellent option for finishing your home’s deck. The pros outweigh the cons, but ultimately it all depends on the look and feel you want for your home. King’s Glass has years of experience installing glass railings, and we’re ready to provide you with the best service and pricing. Please request a free quote for your next project from us today!