The primary purpose of stairway railing is to protect you. However, this doesn't mean that it can't look great while accomplishing this goal. Gone are the days when your railing options were limited to wood or wrought iron. Glass is now a unique and contemporary option. If you're looking to give your home an instant face-lift, a glass specialist can help you transom your stairway railing. Here are a few reasons you might want to consider this option for your home.
When compared to wood, glass railing requires far less maintenance. Over time, the finish on your wood railings will need to be refinished. Just from everyday practices like holding the rails while walking up or down the stairs is enough to cause the finish to wear off.
On the other hand, glass simply needs to be cleaned occasionally, to remove any dust or dirt buildup. Over the life of the glass railings, this is the only type of maintenance you will need to complete. This doesn't just save you time, but it can also help save you money.
However, if you get substantial grime on it, such as a sticky substance, it will be visible from both sides, so you may want to consider quickly scraping it off with a razor.
Glass railing can increase your home's value in a number of ways. Glass railings offer a wow factor. They are a step away from the traditional cookie-cutter options that most potential buyers have likely seen over and over. You could almost say your home will be a breath of fresh air. Immediately, buyers will be able to recognize your home's unique character.
This type of character is what many buyers are looking for and don't necessarily mind paying more for. Additionally, if your home is an area where there are a number of other competing properties on the market, glass railings can help distinguish your property from the competition.
No Decrease In Safety
There is somewhat of a misconception that glass railings aren't as secure as more traditional methods of stairway railings. However, this is not true. The glass used for the railings is designed to be thicker than the glass used for your windows or even shower doors.
Additionally, the glass railings are bolted using stainless-steel fasteners that keep them securely in place. Yet another protective measure is their tempered glass design. In the rare event that the glass was to break on impact, you wouldn't have to worry about glass all over. The railing is designed with a protective film on its exterior that causes the glass to break into small pieces, but still remain intact. Glass replacement will be a simple process.
Break away from tradition and consider a home stairway design that will add style and character to your home without sacrificing safety.