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5 Benefits of Glass Railing Systems

Glass Railings | January 20, 2023
Benefits of Glass Deck Railings

With so many options available for deck railing systems, it can be extremely difficult to determine which is best for your needs, aesthetic preferences, and budget. While aluminum picket systems, cable railing systems, and glass railing systems all offer several benefits for every deck, each system is unique and will be a better fit for some homeowners over others. As a leading provider of high-quality frameless glass and framed glass railing systems, the team at Vista Railing Systems knows how difficult it can be to determine the ideal solution for your deck. That is why our team has put together a list of 5 benefits of glass railing systems to help you determine if they are right for you.

Learn why glass railings are a safe choice for nearly any deck.

5 Reasons to Choose a Glass Railing System for Your Deck

Glass Railing systems offer the following benefits for decks of all sizes:

1. Unobstructed Views

Glass railing systems are constructed with clear tempered glass panels, allowing you to preserve your view while enhancing the safety and functionality of your deck. For unmatched visibility and view preservation, consider a frameless glass railing system. As noted by the name, these systems utilize a design that eliminates the top and bottom of the aluminum frame, allowing for minimal obstructions.

2. Lasting Durability and Safety

Since glass railing systems use tempered glass, they are far more durable than they appear. This allows them to reliably stand up to harsh weather conditions and minor collisions without worry. Should the tempered glass panels in your railing system break due to a heavy collision or accident, they will break into many small pieces that do not have any sharp or jagged edges, increasing safety.

3. Minimal Maintenance Requirements

Much like aluminum and cable railing systems, glass railing systems are extremely easy to maintain as no staining, painting, or refinishing is required over time. The only work that must be done to keep your railing system looking great is regular cleaning of the glass panels. These panels can be easily cleaned using the same glass cleaner you would use on the windows and other glass surfaces throughout your home, allowing you to clean everything at the same time.

4. Wind Protection

By utilizing a series of solid glass panels, every framed glass railing system provides enhanced protection against strong winds by preventing them from entering your deck or patio space. This can enhance comfort during cold weather, allowing you to continue to enjoy your outdoor space throughout autumn and winter.

5. Versatility

The design of glass railing systems allows them to easily blend in with any style of architecture and colour scheme. The aluminum frame for framed glass railing systems is also available in a variety of colours, allowing you to select the perfect option for your home’s siding and other exterior elements. Each glass panel can also be cut in 2” increments from 24” to 66” wide and 36” to 66” tall, ensuring that you are getting the perfect solution for the dimensions of your deck.

To learn more about our glass railing systems or for assistance choosing the perfect product for your needs, get in touch with the experts at Vista Railing Systems. We can be reached by call or text at 1-800-667-8247 and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our products.