Whether you are working on a new deck or improving your current layout, glass balusters can completely change both the look and function of this space. You need something to protect your friends and family from going over the edge but this does not mean that you need something clunky or unattractive to get the job done. Instead, consider a safe idea that will not obstruct your beautiful view.
Glass balusters might look fragile but rest assured, they are built to last. Whether you choose to add a railing at the top for an extra measure of stability or you plan to let the material stand alone, you are still getting protection from things like falls. The material is thick and tempered making it incredibly difficult to break. If a break does occur, there are no sharp shards as you might expect. (It is very rare to have glass balusters break.) You can choose to have pieces fit together, side by side without any gaps or you can have pieces separated at different set intervals. Either way, despite the fragile look, you can be sure that they will hold up to the weather and the weight pressed up against them.
Most homeowners choose glass balusters because of the unobstructed views they offer. Instead of trying to look between railings or adjusting your seat to look over the edge, you can remain seating and easily see your entire surroundings. Homeowners with children can really appreciate the unobstructed view as they allow their children to play in the yard below. They can feel safe knowing they can keep their eyes on the kids easily.
If you have a home nestled within beautiful surroundings, you do not want anything to take away from your view. Instead, glass balusters make it possible to enjoy your view no matter where you are seated or what you are doing. In some cases, it looks as though there is nothing separating your from the outside area. Taking a material that works aesthetically and still provides the right safety precautions is perfect for your decking area. In most cases, it makes the space look larger and more open because there are no real breaks in the view.
There are several different uses that you can take advantage of if you enjoy the mix of open space and safety. If you have a pool in the backyard, you will not need a fence that ruins the view of the yard. You can still have the entire pool surrounded, preventing anyone from falling in and still enjoy looking out into the yard. You can also use the material on your deck or balcony. Finally, consider this an option for staircases as well. Why not be able to see an entire room as you make your entrance. The same benefits that apply outside of the home, work on the inside as well.