Six Reasons to Choose Glass for a Decking Balustrade

There are several reasons for adding a decking balustrade to your outdoor living space. These can be, for example, essential safety considerations, zoning off areas of your garden for different uses, or to provide the perfect finishing touches to your area. However, there are a variety of design options, feels, and looks available which can be made up of wrought iron, timber, composite woods/plastics, cable, or stainless steel and glass. In recent years, more and more people have opted for that last mentioned: a stainless steel and glass decking balustrade. This short blog article will discuss why the stainless steel and glass decking balustrade has become more popular than other design options in terms of the several features and benefits offered.

1. Visual Appeal

Glass balustrades offer a stylish, sophisticated, and elegant look to any architectural project whether this be a garden deck/patio, a balcony, or a rooftop terrace.  Furthermore, if you use glass for a decking balustrade, light will reflect around the area making it feel more spacious.  As well as the look it creates, a glass decking balustrade offers clear views of the garden ahead, especially when a frameless glass balustrade is used.  If the main purpose of your deck is for relaxation, being able to immerse yourself in your surroundings will certainly help!

2. Versatility

Glass is an unobtrusive material and works well with the majority of architecture styles from modern to classic.  Elite Balustrade Systems have a variety of stainless steel and glass balustrade profiles that can be used for most installation and fixing scenarios including timber, steel, and concrete.

3. Durability

It may be of surprise to some people but glass is one of the most durable materials to use for a decking balustrade. It doesn’t rot or fade over time like wood and isn’t damaged by the elements like concrete.  They are manufactured from toughened and toughened laminated glass in varying thicknesses depending on design requirements and building regulations.  The stainless steel used in Elite Balustrade’s Mini-Post frameless glass railing system is manufactured from Marine Grade 2205 duplex stainless steel.  This offers superior corrosion resistance to other glass balustrade designs, especially in coastal locations or high chloride and humidity areas.

Decking Balustrade Seating Area

4. Easy Maintenance

For most of us, life is hectic at the best of times.  Who really wants to spend so much time on treating and maintaining a traditional timber decking balustrade?  Glass offers the perfect alternative.  Simply wipe down with a cloth  using a mild detergent and warm water, or use a glass cleaner.  Depending on location, about once a month should suffice to keep your decking balustrade looking its best.  Easy as that to leave more time for the things you enjoy most.

5. Simple Installation

The design and installation of glass balustrades is quite straight forward.  Therefore glass makes an ideal solution for a decking balustrade if it is a DIY project.   With sufficient guidance, it should also be relatively simple for a builder to undertake.  Elite Balustrade Systems is an experienced and reputable business who can offer the technical guidance and support required, to ensure a smooth process from the point of ordering to completion.

6. Cost Effective

Although a glass decking balustrade may be slightly more expensive than other designs, it is likely to add more financial value to a property due to demands for a modern finish and luxurious feel.  Furthermore, simple and quick installations, low maintenance, and the fact that glass balustrades are likely to last a life time may lead to overall cost savings.  Many people associate higher costs associated with a frameless glass balustrade.  However, our Mini-Post systems offer one of the most economical frameless solutions on the market.  Ask for more information or a quote- you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Decking Balustrade

If you would like more information on how we can help you create the perfect decking balustrade, we would be delighted to hear from you.  Call us on 01254 825594 or email sales@elitebalustrade.com.   Furthermore, you can download our balustrade information pack here.




Published: 28th June 2017

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