A common fixture in many homes, glass fencing is considered an aesthetic option for many. Normally, it’s installed around swimming pools, balconies and other open spaces.
The glass has to be sturdy enough because it also acts as a protection, partition, and railing material for the area it surrounds. According to Perth City Glass, “Installing a glass pool fence is an effective way to keep children and pets safe from accidental slips and drowning.” Tempered glass is used and secured with strong fasteners to make sure the fence puts up with all vagaries of the weather. Also, as glass is transparent, it doesn’t obstruct anyone’s view.
Glass fencing is also known for its durability. With the recent advances in glass technology, special heat-treated and toughened glass is being used widely to withstand all kinds of weather conditions. Some may even last a lifetime. These come with aluminium, stainless steel, and titanium fastener systems, which are anti-corrosive. Traditional building materials used in areas around swimming pools tend to wear out and decay due to constant contact with chlorine-based pool chemicals. But, tempered glass fixed with strong metal fasteners are far more resistant to chemical corrosion and last much longer.
Safe Against Breakage
The glass normally used for fencing is toughened glass that has a thickness of 8, 10 or 12 millimetre. It’s also relatively safer because in case it breaks, it forms small cubes that don’t have sharp edges like glass of window panes. So, it won’t cause injuries. Even glass gates used around swimming pools are safe, as they work on closed hinges and the gate is never accidentally left open. The gate latch is also fixed, so it’s out of reach of children. Glass fencing is fixable to pavers, tiles or concrete and even timber decks through special fixings. Even lawns can be fenced with glass fences by building concrete pads on the garden beds and fixing the glass panes with screws.