Custom Glass Railings

Custom glass railings have become increasingly more popular, and nowadays they have become one of the leading exterior railing systems for homeowners.

Glass railings are popular for decorative railings, poolside safety railings and exterior deck railing. The reason for the increased popularity of glass railings is the move towards more modern design and architecture in metro and urban areas.

One of the only downfalls of custom glass railings is the constant cleaning and upkeep the railings require, as the environmental elements such as rain frequently dirty the glass.

Physical Properties of Glass Railings

Clear glass railing systems are frequently built using sections of sheet glass, with a base support that lies parallel that is made of either concrete or wood. Glass railings are often constructed with vertical braces that bind the sheet glass panels from bottom to top, in some cases, the sheet glass panels are attached using stainless steel brackets that are so thin that they are nearly invisible.

Custom glass railing systems allow for undisrupted views if they are made completely transparent. When considering glass railings a homeowner can choose to have top and topless glass railings installed, and choose to have completely transparent, frosted glass railings and full opacity glass panels. The type of glass railing system and panels and homeowner desires can govern the amount of light that shines through and the amount of privacy a property owner desires. Glass railing systems are popular for modern homes that desire a luxurious deck that matches the exterior of the home

Since the panels of glass railings are made of glass, the system is susceptible to raindrop marks, splatters, bird droppings and other kinds of environmental hazards.

Cleaning Glass Railings

If you are looking to remove grease, bird droppings, debris, watermarks or other outdoor hazards it is best to prepare some warm water and use dish soap. Once you have made the solution you can use a sponge and apply the solution on the surface of the glass railing panels. When the solution is applied you simply rinse off the railings using a hose or bucket.

Leave the railings to dry off and once dry wipe off any remaining marks with a clean piece of dry cloth. If there is stubborn grime, white vinegar can also be used in cleaning glass railings. Using a nonabrasive plastic scrubber, apply the vinegar solution to the glass railing surface and rinse it off the solution using warm water, then leave to dry afterwards.

Glass Railing Maintenance

To Keep the glass railings clean and in new condition, for as long as possible a homeowner can easily clean the glass panels using a shower squeegee. Using a squeegee helps lengthen the duration between needed cleanings.

A homeowner can take advantage of the rains by wiping the glass railings with a cloth after each rainfall. Cleaning the glass surface of the railing with lemon oil also helps to prevent the formation of water spots.

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Glass Railing Brackets and Supports

To keep the custom glass railing system at its best it is important to have regular examinations of the glass railings’ brackets and supports. Doing so will quickly spot loose brackets and areas of corrosion. If the glass railing system is attached using wood, it is vital to check on the footings to see if there is any damage caused by mold, termites or rotting.

Regular inspections of the glass railing system and gentle shaking can let you know when to call a professional for repairs or installation.


A Simple Homeowners Guide to Outdoor Glass Railing

Custom Glass Railings in Calgary

Even though upkeep is needed glass railings are one of the easiest deck and home railings to maintain and keep looking new for a long period of time. Using regular soap and water, and a squeegee, you can clean the glass panels quickly and efficiently.

At Mountain View Sun Decks our glass railings are made of tempered glass so you can expect to enjoy unobstructed views for years to come on a custom decking solution designed for your home.


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Related Products

Discover more ways to enhance your outdoor experience with our selection of glass railings designed to elevate your deck with style and functionality.

Glass Railing & Privacy Wall Every railing is custom made to fit your deck and your lifestyle, using aluminum railings with glass panels. No need to paint or maintain its beauty every year.
Continue Top Glass Railing Most popular type of glass rail providing smooth appeal and depending on the type of glass chosen, providing either clear view or different levels of privacy.
Topless Glass Railing Without top rail and bottom rail, this rail provides clearest view from your deck. 12mm glass is used for security purpose. We have many topless glass railings to choose from.
Glass Wind Wall Custom designed and installed up to 8 feet, glass wind wall provides both clear views and protection from the wind.
Glass Privacy Wall Depends on the glass you choose, our glass privacy wall provides different levels of privacy for your deck.
Glass Stair Railing Our glass stair railings are totally custom built to fit.

Options for Glass

Check out the glass options we have for custom railing systems.

Clear Clear glass is always the most popular option for deck railing. Combination of clear view and affordable price give you the beauty without hurting your budget.
Tinted Bronze/Grey Adding a touch of cool colour to your deck.
Satin Etch This is 6′ topless glass rail with the combination of two sections of satin etch glass and clear glass for the rest of railing.
Pinhead Pinhead is the most popular option of glass that provides privacy.
Super Grey One of the more darker tinted types of glass.
Bronze Laminated Pinhead This option of glass allows both tinted and pinhead privacy.

Contact Us

For expertly crafted custom decks, railings, and stairs in Calgary, trust Mountain View Sun Decks to elevate your outdoor space.

Contact us today to discuss your project and let our team turn your vision into a stunning reality.

Unit B, 2121 39 Ave N.E.
Calgary, AB T2E 6R7
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