Glass is an extremely versatile material that is used to great effect in modern styled structures. Even when older homes and commercial structures are being renovated and redesigned, the architects and designers incorporate a lot of glass features in the plans. While glass lets in a lot of natural light and lends cheeriness and expansiveness to the indoor spaces, it’s not all plain sailing with this material.
Maintaining glass features is easy and you only need a squeegee and diluted soap and water solution to keep them clean. But if you want to keep these surfaces sparkling at all times, you would have to make sure that they are cleaned with regularity; and with the busy schedules most people have, that can prove to be an uphill task.
In the case of commercial properties where housekeeping staff handles the cleaning, the areas to be covered can be vast and the cleaning may not take place as thoroughly and regularly as it should. The dirty and dusty glass mars the look and appeal of your property and impacts its overall value as well.
This is where self-cleaning glass comes in. While the term “self-cleaning” can be a little misleading, to a property owner the results are what matter. If you are considering getting glass balustrades and fencing installed on your residential or commercial property; and don’t want to spend excruciatingly long hours on maintaining these surfaces, you should consider using self-cleaning glass for these features. The effort and time required to clean the glass balustrade will be greatly reduced and the installation will look like new even after a number of years.
Hydrophobic Glass Coating
In order to make the glass “self-cleaning’, the surfaces are covered with hydrophobic coating. This adds smoothness and a water-repellent quality to the glass surfaces. It can be applied to standard glass and significantly reduces the amount of time you spend to keep these features sparkling clean.
Most people are under the impression that glass surfaces are completely smooth and don’t have any irregularities. While it’s true that glass is very smooth to the touch, when you view it under a magnifying glass you will notice that it has minute troughs, peaks and a number of ridges. And this is also why glass tends to become frosty over time, when it isn’t cleaned regularly.
The pollution and fine dust in the outdoor air settles into these ridges and impacts the appearance and integrity of the panes. Applying this coating to the glass surfaces is the best way of making them water-resistant; this makes it far easier for you to maintain the features. Just as the exterior surfaces get impacted by pollution and grime, the indoor surfaces can also get dirty and smudgy.
If these panes aren’t cleaned on time, the dirt can impact the quality of the indoor air. Hydrophobic glass coatings help keep these surfaces clean and improve the quality of the quality of the indoor air.
Custom designed glass balustrades
Since we custom-design glass balustrades for you, we can make sure that the design and styling is as you want it to be. In addition, we can ensure that this specialised coating is applied to the glass panels. Not only will this save you considerable time and trouble, but ensures the glass stays looking clean and sparkling at all times and that ample natural light filters through.
We at Quantum Frameless Glass can provide excellent, customised solutions for residential and commercial spaces. For any more information about our glass balustrades, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form.
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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248