A Guide to Maintaining Your Glass Balustrades

A Guide to Maintaining Your Glass Balustrades
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    Known for its elegance, versatile features and incredible durability- glass balustrades are increasing to be a common choice for balconies, pool fencing, and stairwells.


However, just like any other component of your home, even these require proper maintenance and care to ensure that their aesthetics remains flawless for a long period of time.

Now, the question that arrives here is exactly, how to maintain the glass balustrade? Moreover, is this a challenging task? Well, unlike the misconceptions that most of the homeowners have, maintaining balustrades, especially those made of glass can be as simple as it could be. However, for that, there are certain tips and tricks that you need to be aware of and this article reveals them all.

Glass Balustrade

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Keeping Glass Balustrades Squeaky Clean

Without a doubt, one of the most complex parts of maintaining balustrades is cleaning them periodically, so that their shine and appeal are not altered with time. A good practice is to prepare a checklist of the things that you will require for this process, some of the items include:

  • Soft cloth
  • Mild Detergent and
  • Microfiber cleaner

You don’t have to clean glass balustrades often as compared to its alternatives, yet they must be cleaned properly at least once in a week to remove contaminants, dust, and other pathogens that might have accumulated on the glass. If these particles are deposited on them for a long period of time, then they can affect the spark and vibrancy of the balustrades.

Glass Balustrade

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You can clean the steel fixings and powder coating too with the help of a mild detergent and microfiber cleaner. When doing this, first wipe the area with a dry cloth then apply a mixture of water along with detergent and finally, rinse it off using fresh water. Do avoid strong cleaning products for the purpose, as these can have a negative impact over the durability of the balustrades.

Protecting Glass Balustrades from Damages

Proper protection is the key to well maintained glass balustrade. Because at the end of the day, the idea is to not only bring out their best appeal but also at the same time, ensure that it sustain without any complications. Besides that, protection even makes cleaning easier, faster, and effective. For protection, you can consider treating the surface using a protective coating or special wax. These preserve the quality of the balustrades and make their maintenance a lot simpler.

Performing Proper Checks of Glass Balustrades

Another crucial step of maintenance is verifying whether each and every component of the balustrades is working the way they should or not. With this, you will be able to identify the damaged areas and fix them on time before they grow into a major problem.

Though these checks only take a few minutes, but performing them every once in a while can apparently help you save thousands that you would otherwise have to spend for fixing severe problems in the balustrades.

Glass Balustrading

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Seek Professional Services Once a Year

The last but the most important part of maintaining glass balustrade is to count on the professional cleaning services at least once a year. This restores their appeal providing the same look, which they had when they were brand new.

Moreover, professionals even perform series of checks such as examining the fittings, quality of the frame (formation of rust in stainless steel frames) and the stability of balustrades. So that, even after years of usage, it remains the way it is and that too with minimal maintenance.

There you have it! You should consider these four simple and easy steps when you want to maintain your glass balustrades to the perfection.

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