Have A Deck? Why You Should Enclose It With A Glass Railing

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If you have a deck area in your backyard, you may be thinking about enclosing it with a wooden or cast iron fence so that there is a border and safeguard in place.  However, you may not have considered the benefits of enclosing your deck with a glass railing.  The glass railing is essentially a large block of tempered glass that is highly durable and aesthetically appealing.  Learning more about the benefits of using glass railing on your deck can help you determine if it is the right choice for you.

Frameless Glass Railings Increase Your Visibility

One of the most compelling reasons why you should consider glass railings is because they now come in a frameless version.  This means that you get the security that comes with having a barrier around your deck area, without having to obstruct the view that you may have of your neighborhood or landscape.

Frameless glass railings can make it seem that there is actually no barrier between what's inside and what's outside of the deck area.  Unlike with wooden or metal gates, you won't have to peer through cracks and spokes because you'll have an excellent view through the large blocks of glass.

If you're concerned about privacy, you can elect to have the glass tinted a slight gray color.  You'll still be able to see out with no problem, but people walking by on the outside will not be able to see inside of your glass railings as easily.

Glass Railings Are Virtually Maintenance Free

Another reason why it's such a good idea to use glass railings on your deck is because they are virtually maintenance free.  If you hold the misconception that glass is fragile and will require frequent replacement, you may be mistaken.

The glass used for decks is layered, thick glass that is able to stand up to a number of different weather conditions.  It won't warp like wood, or tarnish like cast iron.  Instead, all that you'll really need to do to keep your glass railings looking good is spray them down with water from a hose to loosen up any dirt or debris that may have attached itself to the glass.

Don't miss out on the beauty and convenience of enclosing your deck with glass railings.  Contact a decking expert or glass contractor, such as htose at California Reflections, today so you can discuss your options for using glass railings to surround your deck with style.


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Pool House Parties: Building Your Backyard Escape

When I decided to turn my backyard into a pool and spa space, I wanted to have a pool house built. Adding a pool house would give me somewhere for everyone to shower and change without tracking pool water and dirt into the main house. I worked with a local contractor to construct a pool house with an outdoor kitchen, outdoor showers, and full indoor restroom facilities as well as a game room and changing rooms. I created this site to journal the process so that I could hopefully inspire others to do the same. I hope this site takes some of the mystery out of the construction process for you so you can build the backyard structure you've always wanted.