Glass fencing has really come a long way over the past few years. As with many other landscaping products on the market such as stone, it has become much more readily available and more cost effective, therefore a more achievable option for the average person. It’s a small percentage of the overall cost of a landscaping project and by using glass instead of other options it can really add value to your property.
As far as fencing a pool goes, the last thing you want to do is interrupt the view by putting in an unsightly pool fence. It is one of the challengers for landscapers to be able to fence off a pool area without dividing the space. Aesthetically, Glass fencing is a much better option with a clean sophisticated style which can enhance the sense of spaciousness, maximise the view and is highly functional.
Types of Glass Fencing
There are two different types of Glass pool fencing that are on the market either your semi frameless glass of fully frameless.
Frameless Glass is mostly around 12 mm thick Tempered Safety Glass which is a little thicker than your semi frameless glass. It is held in place by stainless steel spigots or feet which come in a variety of different styles, square or round, polished or brushed.
Semi frameless Glass is generally 10 mm Tempered Safety Glass. The glass in this case is held in place with posts which can be either timber, stainless steel or more commonly powder coated aluminium. The bonus with using the powder coated aluminium is that you can match the colour of the posts to fit in with your home. This option is definitely the cheaper way to go with being almost half the price of frameless. It still achieves a lovely result but not quite as flawless as the frameless.
Apart from pool areas you can also use glass fencing for balustrade which can incorporate a variety of handrails including timber, aluminium or stainless steel great for a deck area or balcony.
How to keep Glass fences clean
One question we do get asked a lot about is how hard is the glass to keep clean.
The answer is its quite simple – it really only needs to be done 2-3 times per year. The best way of cleaning your glass is to simply use either warm water and liquid soap or metho. Best time to clean your fence is in the morning when the glass is cool, hose the glass down with clean water. Use a sponge or soft brush/broom to apply the soap on the glass and simple wash off with water and let it air dry.