Frameless Staircase Glass Railings – Architectural & Livability Benefits
Frameless glass railings systems are synonymous with sophistication. Celebrated Toronto buildings like The Eaton Centre and CN Tower, all incorporate glass railings into their internal and external architecture. The result is a distinctive aesthetic feel which adds elegance and value.
Residential Frameless Glass Railings, Stairs & Balustrades
Tempered glass is one of the world’s newest architectural materials.
Invented In the early 20th Century by Rudolf Seiden, tempered glass is far stronger than conventional glass. However, up until the 1980’s, frameless glass was used exclusively in commercial contexts. Thankfully, glass railing designs today can be found in company headquarters, offices, and a wide variety of Toronto residences.
Frameless Glass Railing Benefits
Adding a glass railing to a home, is a fantastic way to add space, light, and added market value.
Frameless Glass & Unparalleled Versatility
Commonly used materials in staircase railings & decks stairs include aluminum , wood, and wrought iron. However, materials like the aforementioned are restrictive in terms of how they integrate with existing architecture. Frameless glass isn’t.
- When used indoors, a tempered glass railing complements all kinds of existing architecture
- Wrought iron and aluminum won’t complement aged brick or wood. Tempered glass will
- The right contractor can install frameless glass railings which transform the appeal of both modern and historic buildings
Lighting & Unobstructed View Benefits
As well as being versatile and easy to customize, a glass railing or staircase can transform how light diffuses.
With the right glass railing, even historic building interiors can be equipped with a clean, minimalist, and ultra-modern aesthetic. This is thanks to the fact that glass railings remove visible barriers between interior home areas. Much more importantly, increased natural light results in significant health and well-being benefits for homeowners.
Outdoor Glass Railing Benefits
As a go-to frameless glass company in Toronto, we are regularly called upon to fabricate outdoor glass railing and balcony surrounds.
In rural and suburban contexts, outdoor glass railings are prized for their ability to provide expansive garden views. In fact, frameless glass is currently the material of choice for property developers when constructing contemporary home decks and verandas. City condominiums meanwhile, can be transformed by glass railings, into brighter properties with breathtaking views and increased urban living appeal.
Glass Railings as a Low Maintenance Property Investment
A wrap-around glass railing or balcony is always strikingly beautiful. However, tempered glass is also highly durable.
- Tempered glass is much more durable than wood
- Glass railings will never corrode or tarnish with age
- Frameless glass used in staircases and balcony surrounds ages slowly. After cleaning, glass panels will, therefore, look just as good decades from now as they do today
- By being corrosion resistant, tempered glass is perfect for indoor and outdoor use in coastal locations just like Toronto
With tempered glass, property owners don’t have to worry about galvanic corrosion, oxidation, or materials like wood degrading. Railing and balcony panels will last for decades; possibly even centuries after installation.
Choosing the Right Frameless Glass Company
Frameless glass is one of the most versatile construction materials to work with. However, for best aesthetic results, homeowners should always work with trusted contractors like ourselves.
During our project discovery process, you tell us exactly what kind of glass railing design you have in mind. We then identify what designs will best complement existing property architecture. Before residential construction of staircases and balconies, we also allow you to choose from a variety of different customization options.
Benefit From a Sleeker Look for Your Home
Whether you want to impress visitors or add market value to a property, we can help. We offer completely transparent pricing, and our design teams are always on hand to answer customer questions. This being the case, if you are looking to transform the aesthetics of your property, make sure to call today for more information.