Glass safety railings are a bold design statement, giving any space a touch of modern sophistication with uninterrupted sightlines and a luxurious atmosphere. Professional glass installation certainly helps your business make a strong first impression, but you might have questions about their safety and maintenance needs. Below are answers to some common concerns people often have about glass railings.
4 Answers to Questions About Glass Railings
Are glass railings safe?
Most glass safety railings are made of tempered glass, which is the same type found in auto windows. The heat-treating process enhances the strength of the glass, making it just as strong as many other building materials.
What if it breaks?
The tempering process actually changes the structure underneath the surface of the glass, so you don’t have to worry about falling shards if an accident does occur. Instead of sharp points, glass railings shatter into small cubes with dull, harmless edges.
How much maintenance do they require?
Because glass is transparent, it does show fingerprints, dust, and dirt more readily than other surfaces. Fortunately, their shine is relatively easy to maintain, with the same products and process you already use to keep your windows sparkling.
What type of railing do I need?
Manufacturers offer a wide range of products, any of which could be suited for your particular design. Building codes may also require you to install railings of a certain height, depending on where they are and how they’ll be used. After reviewing your plans, an experienced glass installation professional can help you choose products that provide maximum safety and harmonize with the rest of your design.
As the oldest and most experienced glass installation experts in the area, Monsey Glass Co. has helped business owners throughout Westchester, Rockland, North Bergen, and Orange counties, as well as NYC, bring their vision to life. They’ve been serving the region for over 50 years, and bring unbeatable expertise to every project. To discuss your glass installation project and request a quote, visit their website or call (845) 352-2200, and follow their Twitter for more expert tips and advice.