Though it had become available as a building material relatively recently, glass had taken the world by storm more and more becoming the preferred choice in most modern building enterprises. Its use in and around homes, did not catch on that quickly, however. It was partly due to the fact that it became relatively inexpensive only not too long ago. Whatever the reason, we now have at our disposal glass balustrades that are gradually replacing traditional wood and iron ones.
Glass balustrades offer many distinctive benefits that set them apart from the more traditional solutions in the form of timber, iron or less used stone or marble.
Glass as a material has two very important advantages. Firstly, it is transparent, which makes it vastly superior to any other material if you wish to let the light flow freely in your home, and get the desired functionality without visually shrinking the space in and around your home, depending on where you use it. Secondly, glass does not age, at least not in a way you can notice without a laboratory, very precise measuring instruments and people who know how to use them. We present with a couple of distinctive benefits of installing a glass balustrade in your home.
Easy to Install
Basically, all you will need is some common tools and elementary skills in using them. Glass panels that mimic the balusters are usually screwed on, so almost anybody can install them with great ease.
Durability and Maintenance
Maintenance of glass balustrades comes down to oiling the metal joints and replacing the damaged panels. Not much can go wrong save from actually breaking the glass, which will take a considerable amount of effort on your side, a natural disaster or a gunfight, as this glass is made according to nationwide standards which eliminates any safety concerns. And glass is getting even more durable with new scientific discoveries.
Easy to clean
Cleaning glass balustrades is just like cleaning windows, which is a great progress compared to the nightmare of scrubbing beautiful, elaborate and usually hard to access dents and curves on wooden and metal balustrades. If you have gone through such an ordeal, you will appreciate the simplicity and ease of keeping glass balustrades spotless at all times.
We live surrounded by glass and we have come to take it for granted, which is a privilege that people only few decades ago werenâ€™t able to enjoy. The beauty and elegance of glass partly lies in the fact that it is stylistically neutral, though most people have come to consider it a symbol of modern architecture. More than any other material, glass fits any style and can be paired with almost any material. If the surrounding is has a distinctive style, glass will only amplify the existing visual impression. If not, glass will assume the main role and give the place personality and character.
Illusion of Space
Glass balustrade will visually expand your home and make it more spacious, adding it a glossy shine, a touch of elegance and a whiff of splendor. No other material can provide this kind of effect, as balustrades made of other material act as elaborately stylized fences, so to speak, filling your home with shadows and making it subjectively smaller than it really is.
Unfortunately, subjective impression is the only one you can have, which means that your house will in effect be smaller in your eyes and in your mind and that is something nobody would want. Sense of space has a great psychological effect. Changing your perception of the size of your living space in this manner will allow you to be more relaxed and productive on a daily basis.
Abundance of Light
Being transparent, glass will allow the light to fill every corner of your home, which will have a beneficial effect to your health in addition to obvious esthetic appeal. In order to get the right idea of the change this will bring, you simply have to see it. Nothing can replace natural light and with a glass balustrade, the clichÃ© of the Sun coming through your window will become more real that you could possibly imagine.
Images provided by Aqua Vista Glass from Brisbane