Glass has transformed in many ways and across various industries. From break-away glass for action scenes in films to tempered panels on stair railings and balconies, glass is a modern, versatile material. And it has shifted into a broader usage in building stairwells. Here’s a brief overview of why glass is the most modern commercial railing option available today.
Glass Looks Appealing
Buildings with smooth exterior designs need the same flow on their interior, so architects look at railing systems. Today, railings are necessary, especially because buildings must be ADA-compliant indoors and outdoors.
A good design element is
tempered glass railing panels. These transparent blocks create the illusion of a larger space, so it feels like there’s more room to walk up and down the stairs and across long corridors.
It’s Safer To Use on Railings
Glass is among the safest modern materials to use on railings. Railings require a unique handrail mechanism, and they must also be able to prevent accidents such as children placing their hands through open spaces.
Glass is the safest material because it prevents others from attempting to climb over the rail, and it’s difficult to break, especially when installed outside on a balcony or terrace. When weighing your options, go with glass.
The Installation Process Is Quicker
Installing a glass railing doesn’t take long. You don’t need to worry about multiple parts because most glass panels only come with two pieces: the glass and railings. That’s all you need to put the railing system together.
Glass Is an Eco-Friendly Option
The biggest reason why glass is the most modern commercial railing option is that it’s eco-friendly. Sustainable materials like stainless steel and glass panels contribute to healthier ecosystems and reduce carbon footprints. Plus, glass panels are not typically made using harmful chemicals.
Eco-friendly materials make a building stronger. It doesn’t need to be replaced often, especially since it can sit in an office building, outside of a modern structure, or in a residential home for a long time.
It’s Easier To Maintain
Maintenance is the biggest obstacle for any material type, whether it’s stainless steel or glass. Glass panels for railings are typically tempered. Tempered glass is a thick, lightweight material made from crystal. When maintaining this glass type, all you need is a glass cleaner and a rag to wipe it down—it’s simple to clean and polish if any blemishes appear!
Tempered glass panels are the future of a greener environment and modern structures. Take your office building up a level with tempered glass panes. At Custom Manufacturing & Polishing, Inc., we work with clients to customize glass sheets to their needs and never use harmful chemicals in the manufacturing process. We want to hear from you, so contact us for ideas on modern handrail designs.