Nowadays, stainless and glass balustrades have become highly popular in the architecture of both commercial and residential properties. They are installed around the pools as pool fencing or in porches balconies or patios and even decks to avoid any tripping and fall out. The combination of glass balustrades and stainless-steel handrails are also used around the staircase.
However, to give a highly elegant and sleek look, frameless glass balustrade is a better choice. They are a nice addition to your overall décor and surroundings. These balustrades allow you to enjoy the view without any hindrance and blockage. Despite their aesthetic appeal, frameless glass balustrades need regular cleaning and maintenance for a sparkling clean look and long life. Here, we share with you, few of the most practical tips on your glass balustrade maintenance:
The first step to ensure long-life of your balustrade; is to clean it regularly. Your glass gets polluted due to dirt and dust resulting in a murky and unclean appearance. To keep it sparkling clean as new, you need to use environmental-friendly glass cleaners available at any local store. Never use harsh abrasives on the glass as it can damage the surface and can cause scratches.
All you need is a soapy liquid, sponge and clean water to remove grime. Sponge the glass with soapy water (dish wash/detergent diluted with warm water) as it can easily remove grease marks and bird droppings. Then wash the glass with warm water and either air dry or use a rag to clean excess water.
To sanitize your glass, you can use white vinegar instead of the chemical as they can damage the surface and polish. Take equal amount of white vinegar and water and wipe your glass with it. Later wash and dry the glass for a much cleaner look.
During rainy seasons, all you need is shower squeegee to remove the water streaks from the glass. You can even do this in between your regular cleaning routines. Lemon oil is also a quite handy solution to prevent the glass from watermarks.
Check for loose fittings
Air pressure and weather conditions loosen the fixations of your frameless glass balustrades. The screws and metallic surfaces can corrode and rust due to humidity and dampness. You can use cleaning and passivation kits to remove the contamination of oxides from the surface to avoid rust and erosion.
Change in temperature or mishandling can even lead to cracks in the glass. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you inspect the structure frequently and retighten and upgrade whenever required. If the glass has chipped or cracked, the affected panel needs to be replaced as it can cause further damage.
You also need to check on the mechanism of the gate, springs, and hinges to ensure that they are working properly. You can even polish the surface with buff cleaners and polish cleaners so that they joints and fixations are shiny and sparkly.
For more tips and guide on installation and maintenance of balustrades and handrails, visit our website: www.stainlesshandrailsystems.co.uk/balustrades-buying-installation-maintenance-guide/