Are you in the market for a new railing? Why not go with the one
thing that will go with all of your other interior while also being safe
for your children and pets?
The answer isn’t what you’d expect because it’s not a type of wood, rather, it’s glass.
You may be scared that tempered glass railings aren’t practical but not only do they look good – they will make it look like you have more space in your home and they will let more light shine into any room they are in.
If this has caught your interest, keep reading for all the benefits of putting a glass railing in your home.
1. They’re Low Maintenance
When you buy wooden railings you have to deal with repainting them or
staining them later when they chip or start to fade. With glass
railings, you can pretty much put them up and forget about them.
Glass also cleans a lot easier. All you need is a little soap and
water instead of using any harsh chemicals. This is great when you have
kids because they tend to draw on everything or touch it with sticky
The only annoying thing that you’ll have to deal with is fingerprints
but if you’re not too picky about that, then you’re all set.
2. Better for Child Safety
Several sitcoms have done a gag about a child getting their head stuck in the gap between the wooden railings. The other cast members then try to hilariously figure out methods to squeeze the child’s head out.
This is hilarious when you watch it on television but not so
hilarious when you come home and it’s your own child. Glass doesn’t have
any gaps, it’s just a sheet so you won’t have to worry about your child
getting their head stuck.
3. They’re Durable
Other than getting their head stuck, a child can also break the
railing and end up falling. Tempered glass is extremely durable so there
is a very small chance of this actually happening.
Unlike wood, it doesn’t corrode and isn’t affected by the elements at all really so you can use it for your outdoor deck. You aren’t limited to indoors.
You can customize your tempered glass railings to match whatever
theme you have going on in your home. You can go clear or go with
frosted options. Frosted is a great indoor option if you don’t want to
let too much light in and a great outdoor option if you want a little
Most companies also let you choose whatever thickness and shape you
want the glass to be. So, if you want something a little fun and
whimsical you can get a wavy shape.
5. Pet Safety
Your pets aren’t invulnerable to injury if they fall from a high place. So if your pet is walking up the stairs and slips through the railing that could be an unfortunate trip to the vet’s office or worse.
Even cats who seem like they could take the punishment could wind up
getting hurt. This is why you want to lessen the possibility with
tempered glass. There will be no gaps for them to fall through and they
will be able to follow you to any room in the house without being
carried up the stairs.
6. They Create an Illusion of More Space
One of the reasons why glass is becoming so high in demand as a
railing option is because it creates an illusion that there is more
space in your home then there actually is.
This is especially true if you decide to go with the completely clear
glass option. This will make your space look more opening and welcome
than any other material can.
7. They Let in More Light
When you’re constantly busy with work and other responsibilities you
don’t get to be outside near enough. Clear tempered glass will bring a
lot more natural sunlight which will create a more welcoming atmosphere
for you and your guests. It can bring the outdoors into your home.
When you get a certain amount of sunlight in your life it can
increase your mood and overall health in general. It also serves to heat
your home up a little more in the winter so your heater won’t have to
do as much work.
8. The Best Compliment to Other Materials
Glass railings, no matter if they are clear or frosted go with
everything. This means that your banister and steps can be made out of
whatever material you want. You also don’t have to worry about what
material your walls are made out of or what color.
Due to the fact that it can go with anything you can change the color
of your walls to anything you want. You can also put any border you
want around the railing. Glass gives you so much creative freedom.
Benefits of Going with Glass Railings
Even though it doesn’t seem like it, glass is the best material to
use for your railings. It’s durable, lets in sunlight that’s beneficial
to your health, compliments your decor, makes your home look more
spacious, and most importantly of all, it’s a safer option for your
children and pets.
There is no end to the benefits of glass railings, so why not give them a try in your home?
Ready to have glass railings placed in your house? Contact us to discuss installation and check out all of our awesome options.