Whether they’re in the home or the office, glass balustrades bring a sense of elegance and style to any environment. However, although glass balustrades are a truly incredible addition to any home or office, they need to be regularly maintained in order to keep that brilliance. Whether you’re on the South Coast or in North Sydney, glass balustrade maintenance can consist of a simple clean every now and then to applying glass protection and replacing fittings.
Cleaning the glass
In Sydney, frameless glass balustrades, whether they’re in the home or the office, are going to be subject to dust, grime and fingerprints. Eventually, these will all begin to build up on the glass, giving it a dirty and unkept appearance.
Luckily, keeping your glass balustrades clean is a very easy task to perform. All that’s needed to clean the glass is methylated spirits with a soft, non-abrasive cloth and for exterior balustrades, use a pressure cleaner wash on – wash off product. After that’s done, all you need to do is let it dry naturally. Do not use bore water or water with a high mineral content as this will leave residue.
Coating the glass
When your glass balustrade is initially installed, you’ll notice the pristine, undamaged condition of the glass. However, as time goes on, this pristine glass is susceptible to damage, whether it’s in the home or the office. One way you can reduce the damage that your balustrades will sustain is to seal them in a protective coating.
This protective coating can often be found as a spray-on or a wax that is thoroughly applied to the glass, which will reduce damage from dirt, dust and other airborne contaminants, as well as protecting the glass against staining from oil and water. In order to achieve the best results, we recommend this process is done by a professional.
When looking after your glass balustrades, or when you have finished cleaning or coating your glass balustrades, one thing you can do is inspect your balustrade to see if there is anything that you’ve missed during the coating and cleaning phases. As well as this, inspecting your glass balustrades will also give you the opportunity to spot any sections of damaged glass or loose fittings that you may have missed previously.
If you are interested in an aesthetic upgrade or if you’re after newly designed glass balustrades for your balcony, deck or walkway, talk to Interglass Designs, one of Sydney’s leading glass design and installation companies. We’ve installed high-quality frameless glass balustrades throughout Sydney, and we’ll work with you to design, develop and install high-quality glass balustrades for your home or business. If you’d like to know more, give us a call on 0411 233 922.