4 Maintenance tips for glass balustrading
The glass is one of the unique materials that you can get your hands on. When the need arises, it can become the most delicate of the materials and if handled tactfully, it can exhibit strength and durability that can leave us all shocked to our bones. It is for this reason why glass is one of the most preferred choices for balustrading. It works perfectly in all sorts of indoor and outdoor conditions and has been engineered to be strong and durable too. So, when you plan on getting glass balustrade, what are some of the things you should know about them to ensure that they are properly maintained and looked after?
Always look for damages
The thing with glass is that it can be pretty hazardous if it breaks or cracks. So, the first rule of maintenance is to always keep an eye out for any sort of damages that the glass balustrading might have developed all this time. This becomes even more important if you have kids around or the balustrades have been installed outside in the open. Any harsh weather condition will cause a direct threat to its structure.
Look for loose fittings
Usually, it is the clamps and the screws that hold the balustrades together and upright. Make I a point or better yet create a schedule when you would, like a duty, check on the balustrades for any loose-fitting screws or clamps. If you find anything which needs proper attention or maybe replacing then do not delay it for later. The sooner you get to it the better it would be.
Keep sharp objects away
As much as you would like to believe that the glass balustrades are strong, still a blow of a sharp object can get them breaking into tiny pieces. The best way to keep them safe is to be as precautious as you can around them. Keep all sharp objects away from them. In case the furniture needs to be moved, don’t move it around the balustrade. If there is no other route that can be adopted, you can take measures to protect the balustrade. This can be done by using bubble wraps or blankets even to cover the glass.
Keep it clean
What good would be the glass balustrading if they do not maintain their shiny sparkling appearance? This is only possible if measures are taken to regularly clean and scrub off the dirt from the glass balustrades. When installed indoors, you can do it with a gap but be very regular with the ones that have been installed at the outdoor. Do it with soap and water or any glass cleaner that you are comfortable with.
For more information on how you can keep the glass balustrades in a better condition, follow us on the link www.stainlesshandrailsystems.co.uk/balustrades-buying-installation-maintenance-guide/. If they are properly taken care of, they can prove to be as durable and strong as those made from metals.