Today, many residential property owners choose to get glass fencing for various areas of their homes. Poolscapes look stunning with glass fencing to segregate the space from the rest of the yard. The glass helps demarcate the space and becomes an effective safety feature, without impacting the appearance of the property in any way. Glass complements the look of any type of home, architecture and landscaping design and this is why it is increasingly being used in fencing installations in homes across the country.
If you are considering getting a glass fencing installation for your property, you are sure to want to know as much as possible about the why what and how of glass fences. Here is a basic guide and some facts that will help you with the information you need:
When you are planning on getting a glass fence installed, get quotes from multiple contractors and understand what is included in the quote. Ensure that the pricing that has been mentioned in the quotes is for the same specification – this will help you compare costs and understand what different companies are charging.
Keep in mind that the lowest quote may not always be the best as the company may end up cutting corners and may also do a sub-standard job. Similarly, the company that charges higher rates may not necessarily use the best materials and workmanship either. This is where it becomes important to check the experience and reputation of the company and then decide who to hire for the job.
When you are planning to get a glass pool fencing installed, you will find there are a number of options to choose from. You can choose from different thickness of the glass (8/10/12 mm), whether it’s safety glass, tempered /toughened glass etc. There are also different size of panels to choose from, which impacts the cost of the installation.
The thicker and larger glass panels can be stronger, but they will cost more too. Apart from the glass, you would also have to understand what kind of hardware and gates etc. are going to be used. You should speak with the contractor and ensure that they are using high-grade, corrosion-resistant installations, as they would be very near the water.
#3 Understanding the pros & cons of the installation
Every fencing material has its pros and cons and glass fencing is no different. Take a look at what the advantages and disadvantages are:
- Frameless glass doesn’t obstruct the view
- It’s aesthetically appealing
- Complements different styling and home design
- They are durable and are able to withstand climatic changes well
- Glass is corrosion-resistant and termite-proof
- Safe for homes with kids and pets, as they are unable to climb over the fencing
- This fencing tends to be more expensive than materials such as wood and metal.
- You would have to clean the glass panels regularly to ensure they don’t have smudges and streaks on them
- They don’t provide any privacy
Contact expert glass fence installers
This information should help you get started on your project. Since every property is different and every property owner has different requirements, it’s important that you opt for a company that will be able to provide you with customised solutions. This will ensure you get the kind of installations you need, at pricing that fits perfectly into your budget.
For any more information, just contact us at Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly for more details about your semi-frameless glass balustrade or fencing installation project.
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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248