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From Safety to Style: Why Glass Balconies are a Must-Have

Over the years, glass balconies have gained in popularity, but what makes them so appealing? The traditional wrought iron railings of the past are no longer what’s trending in balcony design. Glass is now considered the perfect material over metal or wood. Glass has the strength to withstand stress and impacts while also providing aesthetic value. Its versatility also allows it to seamlessly complement many home designs, as well as a variety of materials. Additionally, this latest design trend is also more affordable than metal options, so you can find a glass balcony design that will work for your personal style and your budget.

Glass is both utilitarian and decorative in nature. Since it’s a transparent material, it can allow more natural light to flow throughout the area, making a space look warmer and more open.

Additionally, frameless balustrades also won’t obstruct a view, like metal would, instantly making it more appealing to homeowners in situations where a beautiful unobstructed view is the priority over privacy.

Aesthetically Stylish

Choosing glass balustrades allows for maximum brightness. But it also provides a clean and contemporary look that can instantly update the look and feel of your home. Boosting curb appeal is a huge plus for homeowners who plan to sell their houses in the future.

A well-designed glass balcony looks stunning. It will create a sleek look, thanks to its transparent borders and clean lines that allow for uninterrupted views of your garden, yard, or living space. 

Safe and Protective

Balcony safety should be a top priority. Unlike other types of balconies, glass balconies don’t have any gaps where small feet and hands can get stuck. Many traditional balcony designs feature generous spacing, which can be potentially hazardous to children.

Because of the smooth surface of the tempered safety glass, kids are unable to grab onto anything, which makes it almost impossible for them to climb over the top, making glass balustrade systems the perfect choice for balconies in homes with children and pets. 

Additionally, the glass thickness makes it incredibly durable, so there’s no fear of the glass chipping, cracking, or shattering.

Versatile Addition to Your Home

One of the biggest benefits of glass balconies is their impressive versatility. This versatility allows it to be combined with other materials for a contemporary, beautiful aesthetic effect. Regardless of the existing decor, you can be sure that a glass balcony will seamlessly blend in with your home and its surroundings.

Glass balconies seem larger than balconies made out of wood or metal. The seamless design gives the illusion of spaciousness and openness, which is especially beneficial for smaller or outdated homes.

Additionally, glass works with most modern architectural styles. If you want a more modern-looking home, a balcony made out of glass is a cost-effective choice that can instantly update the look of any type of structure.

Durable for All Seasons

These types of glass balconies are suitable for all seasons and won’t just look incredible year-round, but they’re also tough enough to handle any weather conditions. Glass is a strong, durable material that can easily withstand snow, hail, rain, strong winds, and more, making glass the best choice if you’re looking for a material that can handle inclement weather. 

The glass panels used by the team at GCS Glass and Mirror are basically weatherproof and don't require special treatment. This toughened glass is also low maintenance, will not fracture in low temperatures, and will not crack in extreme heat or under pressure. It also won’t suffer damage during a hailstorm or in freezing temperatures.

Contact GCS Glass & Mirror to Get a Quote!

When you’re looking for an affordable way to modernize your home, while adding value, a custom-made, durable, and elegant glass balustrade system can be a perfect solution. At GCS Glass and Mirror, we use only top-quality materials for all of our glass installation projects to ensure you get an elegant, safe, and timeless structure that offers lasting durability. Regardless of your style preference or budget, the team at GCS Glass and Mirror can help you make the right choice for this important investment. Contact us today to get a quote.




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