Every parent of young kids knows the importance of child-proofing the house. Railings on stairways, balconies, and other open heights are essential for preventing falls, but some systems are more effective than others. A custom glass railing is perfect for families, and the guide below explains why.
How Your Family Would Benefit From a Glass Railing
1. Clear Views
Young children are naturally curious, so they’re prone to exploring every nook and cranny in the house. If your little one isn’t tall enough to see over the top of the railing, their view is limited to the spaces between bars. Solid railings will block their vision completely.
A glass railing, however, gives them a clear view of their surroundings. On the deck or balcony, this allows them to observe the landscape safely. It also gives you the ability to supervise your children without any blind spots when they’re playing in the backyard.
2. Increased Safety
The major benefit of a custom glass railing is safety. Railings with bars or slats are risky, as children often stick their limbs or heads between the posts and end up stuck. Worse, they might be able to fit their entire body through the spacing between bars.
Parents can avoid this hazard by installing a glass railing. With a solid sheet of glass, there is nothing for kids to reach for and there is no way for them to fall.
3. Low Maintenance
Not only are glass railings safer for your kids, but they’re also easier to take care of. Unlike materials like wood and metal, you don’t have to worry about rotting, pest invasions, or rusting. Glass is built to last and won’t decay. If you’re worried about damage on the deck or balcony, the custom glass used for railings is highly durable and resistant to severe weather.
Thankfully for busy parents, these railings do not require much maintenance either. No painting or staining is required—just routine cleaning. To remove sticky fingerprints, dust, and smudges, simply wipe down or wash the glass with mild soap and water.
Upgrade the safety and appearance of your home with custom glass railings from Monsey Glass. Serving Rockland, Orange, and Westchester counties, as well as New York City, this glass company has been providing reliable installation, repair, and replacement services since 1968. Their experienced team is dedicated to excellent customer service and professional work, no matter how big the project. To schedule a free in-house estimate, call (845) 352-2200 or submit a request on their website. Give their Facebook page a like and leave a review after your project is completed.