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Glass Railings

Custom glass railings in Calgary are on the rise in popularity, emerging as a top choice for homeowners seeking exterior railing solutions. They’re sought after for their decorative appeal, safety features by poolsides, and enhancements for exterior decks. This surge in demand for glass railings is attributed to the growing preference for modern design and architecture, particularly in metropolitan and urban settings.

Characteristics of Glass Railings

Typically, clear glass railing systems utilize sheet glass sections supported by a base made of either concrete or wood, running parallel to the ground. These railings often incorporate vertical braces securing the sheet glass panels from bottom to top, sometimes employing stainless steel brackets so thin they’re nearly imperceptible.

Custom glass railing systems offer unobstructed views when made entirely transparent. Homeowners can opt for top or topless installations, as well as choose between completely clear, frosted, or fully opaque glass panels. The specific type of glass railing system and panels selected can influence the amount of light transmission and desired privacy level. These systems are favored in modern homes seeking a luxurious deck that complements the property’s exterior.

Cleaning Glass Railings in the House and Outdoors

To effectively remove grease, bird droppings, debris, watermarks, or other outdoor residues from your glass railings, it’s recommended to prepare a solution of warm water mixed with dish soap. Apply this solution to the surface of the glass railing panels using a sponge, then rinse off the railings thoroughly with a hose or bucket.

Allow the railings to air dry, and once dry, use a clean, dry cloth to wipe away any remaining marks. For stubborn grime, white vinegar can be utilized. Apply the vinegar solution to the glass railing surface using a nonabrasive plastic scrubber, rinse with warm water, and allow to dry.

Cleaning a glass railing at home:

  1. Prepare a cleaning solution. Mix warm water with a small amount of mild dish soap in a bucket or spray bottle to create a gentle cleaning solution.
  2. Wet the glass. Use a hose or damp cloth to wet the glass railing thoroughly, removing any loose debris or dirt.
  3. Apply the cleaning solution. Dip a sponge or soft cloth into the soapy water solution and gently scrub the glass surface of the railing, focusing on areas with stains or buildup.
  4. Rinse thoroughly. After scrubbing, rinse the glass railing with clean water using a hose or bucket to remove any soap residue.
  5. Dry with a clean cloth. Use a dry, lint-free cloth or a squeegee to wipe the glass railing dry, ensuring a streak-free finish.
  6. Spot clean stubborn stains. For stubborn stains or residue, you can use a specialized glass cleaner or a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. Apply the cleaner to the affected areas and scrub gently with a soft cloth before rinsing and drying as usual.
  7. Polish for shine (optional). To add extra shine to your glass railing, you can polish it with a clean microfiber cloth or a glass polishing cloth.
  8. Regular maintenance. To keep your glass railing looking its best, regularly repeat the cleaning process as needed, especially in areas prone to dirt or environmental buildup.

By following these steps, you can effectively clean and maintain your glass railing at home, keeping it looking clear and pristine for years to come.

Glass Railing Maintenance

To maintain the cleanliness and pristine condition of your glass railings for as long as possible, consider using a shower squeegee to regularly clean the glass panels. This practice can extend the time between full cleanings.

Glass Railing Brackets and Supports

Regular inspections of the brackets and supports of your custom glass railing system are crucial to maintaining its integrity. This ensures the timely detection of loose brackets and areas of corrosion. If your glass railing system is affixed using wood, it’s essential to check the footings for any signs of damage from mold, termites, or rot. Periodic assessments and gentle shaking can help determine when professional repairs or installation are necessary.

Custom Glass Railings in Calgary

Glass staircase railings or handrails can add a clean, modern look to any home. At House of Mirrors, we have more than 20 years of supplying and installing custom glass products including railings. We take every measure to make sure your glass railings are as safe, durable, and beautiful as possible.

Frameless glass railings are in particular demand. Advantages:

  • Uninterrupted views. Frameless glass railings offer unobstructed views, allowing you to enjoy the surrounding scenery without visual barriers.
  • Modern aesthetic. The sleek and minimalist design of frameless glass railings adds a touch of contemporary elegance to any space, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal.
  • Increased safety. Despite their transparent nature, frameless glass railings provide reliable safety and security, especially in elevated areas such as balconies or staircases.
  • Durability. Constructed from tempered glass, frameless glass railings are highly durable and resistant to breakage, ensuring long-term performance and peace of mind.
  • Low maintenance. With minimal components and no visible hardware, frameless glass railings are easy to clean and maintain, requiring only occasional wiping with a damp cloth to keep them looking pristine.

We offer home railing in Calgary in a variety of glass selections and hardware styles. Our estimators use professional equipment to ensure that all the work done in your home meets the highest standards of precision. If you are a homeowner or designer who is considering adding a glass railing to your home, visit our showroom today to view samples and speak with our knowledgeable staff.

You can order custom glass railings at House of Mirrors by calling (403) 253-3777 or visiting our showroom at 5555 2 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2W4.

Samples of Glass Railings in Calgary