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Glass Balustrade Maintenance
Wednesday, 8th April 2020 Handrails

6 Glass Balustrade Maintenance Tips You Should Know About

Glass balustrade maintenance is important. Regular maintenance can increase the lifespan of the glass balustrade. While glass balustrade is made from thick tempered glass panels and high-quality stainless-steel accessories, maintaining it can avoid unnecessary maintenance bills over the long-term. All routine maintenance tips are easy to complete for balustrade Melbourne.

Here are six maintenance tips for glass balustrade Melbourne.

1. Regular cleaning

Regularly clean your glass balustrade to ensure it looks new and glistens. Warm water, mild detergent and a soft micro-fibre cloth are recommended. Glass balustrades are a statement in the home and ensuring the panels are clean allows light to filter through to create an amazing spectacle. Regular cleaning avoids soiled panels and parts and makes removing dirt and foreign substances easier over time.

2. Check for chips, cracks or damage

Glass panels and stainless-steel accessories are tough products. However, these materials are not unsusceptible to chips, cracks or damage. If the panels have hair-line cracks, it is best to call a professional to replace the panel or stop the crack from spreading. Unattended cracks in glass panels can be dangerous if the glass panel breaks and/or shatters. Chipped or damaged stainless-steel parts may create a rough surface that could be unsafe to touch. Also, the exposed area may be subject to the external elements and develop corrosion.

3. Check the components are working

Glass balustrades may have doors, access hatches for pets or other components such as feature lighting. Remember to check that these components are working properly. Ensure the hinges and lighting are operating effectively so that the glass balustrade serves its purpose.

4. Don’t place heavy items close to the panels

Heavy or unstable items may fall on the glass balustrade and cause unwanted damage. Do not place heavy items close to the panels. While the panels are tough, the glass inserts are fragile and can break or shatter when subject to unbearable force. Keep the area surrounding the glass balustrade free for best results and unobstructed views.

5. Kids and pets to take care of balustrade

Kids and pets must take care around the balustrade. Ensure the pets don’t jump over the balustrade or lean against it. Kids must not play against or on the balustrade, e.g. by hitting a ball on it or climbing over the balustrade or sitting on it. This may cause injury to the person and structural damage to the glass balustrade.

6. Check for stability

Check the stability of the glass balustrade on a regular basis. If installed correctly, the footings of the posts should be sturdy. If you suspect that there is a slight wobble to the glass balustrade due to use, underground movement or for some other reason, call a professional immediately to assess.

At Keble’s Trading, we stock all parts, equipment and tools to construct glass balustrade. We stock tempered glass panels and standard grade or marine grade stainless steel accessories to help you complete your project. Based in Victoria, we continue to serve our customers with reliable, effective and long-lasting products that have been crafted to suit various applications and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Keble’s Trading has the network to source premium stainless steel and glass products for domestic and commercial projects throughout Australia. If you are in need any glass balustrade supplies, give us a call on 1800 067 687 or visit us in-store.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you clean glass balustrades?

Clean glass balustrade with a soft cloth, warm water and mild detergent. Ensure that all mild detergent is removed from the stainless steel and the glass panels so that no residue remains.

How do you clean outside glass?

To clean glass from the outside use warm water and a soft cloth. Use a mild window cleaning solution, if necessary, to remove stubborn dirt and other foreign substances.

How strong is glass pool fencing?

Glass pool fencing is typically 10 mm to 12mm or more thick. Depending on the size of the panel, glass pool fencing is strong and will prevent people from accessing the pool area from the outside if they can’t get through.

Are the glass pool fences safe?

Glass pool fences are safe because they are fabricated from weather-resistant stainless steel and glass. This means that if the fence has been installed correctly, it will not collapse or not function properly. Ensure the glass pool fence is maintained regularly for an even longer life.

How much does it cost to fence a pool?

The cost to fence a pool depends on the size of the area, the type of glass balustrade required, the design, the accessories and more. It is important to ensure that the glass balustrade fence for pool functions properly. Customers are often pleasantly surprised when they are quoted for a glass pool fence, as it is more reasonable than they think.

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