A patio is one of the most popular yard features on residential properties. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and relax in the company of family and friends and it becomes an ideal place for entertaining guests. Some homeowners also like to get an outdoor kitchen installed on their patio and this adds to the functionality of the feature. It’s common for people to get half-height walls or balustrades installed along the periphery of their patio; this adds to its form, helps define and demarcate the space from the rest of the yard.
When you add any solid balustrading system made of materials like concrete, stone, wood or metal, that impedes the view of the landscape when you are sitting on the patio. However, there is a simple way of overcoming this problem and getting the defined and structured look you want for the patio, without compromising either on the view or privacy aspect of it. The simple solution is to get a frameless glass balustrade installed on your patio.
Many people wonder whether glass is a wise choice for this particular application; they feel that it may be too fragile and won’t be able to weather the outdoor elements well. But the fact is that today, technology used in the manufacture of glass for outdoor applications has advanced in a big way. And the glass balustrades that companies like ours design and install, are the perfect solution for indoor as well as outdoor applications. Take a look at why glass balustrades are an excellent choice for your patio space:
#1 Aesthetics and functionality
Every homeowner wants their home spaces to be aesthetically appealing and it’s why they hire professional designers to plan their home and landscape spaces. Glass balustrades look stunning in every setting and complement any landscaping theme. Since your patio is a transition space between the indoor living areas and the yard, it’s important that the materials used here blend in well with both these areas.
Since glass is transparent, it fits in beautifully into all designs concepts and blends in seamlessly with the indoor spaces of your home as well as the outdoor ones. We can provide custom design and plans and this ensures your glass balustrade fits in perfectly with the aesthetic of your home and offers the functionality you need.
#2 Larger glass panels, fewer posts
Even if you opt for semi-framed, mini-post or framed glass balustrades, these features look elegant and have a slim profile. They all provide unhindered views of the surroundings and you can enjoy the beauty of your yard or landscape without having to worry about strong breezes.
#3 The safety aspect
If you have small kids or pets in your home, you are constantly on guard when they are playing out on the patio; after all you don’t want them to wander out into the yard unsupervised. But adding a glass balustrade helps solve this problem too and you can simply add a glass gate at the end of the balustrade to restrict your kids’ access to the yard spaces. Since the glass panels used in the balustrade and gate structure are smooth, they can’t clamber over the balustrade like they can wooden or metal ones. This gives you peace of mind and you are able to let your kids and pets play out on the patio freely.
In addition to all these benefits, glass balustrades are also very low-maintenance, strong and durable. We use laminated, toughened glass in these features which adds to their stability and solidity. For added privacy you can opt for tinted, etched or frosted glass panels.
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