Are glass stair railings as safe as traditional railing?
When people are looking to upgrade their home or office railing, one of their top choices is glass. It’s elegant, creates an open-air feeling and lets in lots of light. All of which make people happy.
But one common concern regards how safe they are. Are they as safe as traditional railing? After all, most of us have experience with breaking regular glass by accident, which then shatters into sharp splinters everywhere, potentially causing serious injuries.
Rest assured, glass stair railing for home or office is one of the safest choices you can make. Here’s why:
What makes glass stair railing a safe choice
- Made with thick tempered glass
- Anchored with solid steel brackets
- Impossible for children or pets to squeeze through
- Relatively harmless if it does break.
Tempered glass is 4x stronger than regular glass so it is very hard to break. In the unlikely event that it does, it falls into relatively harmless, small granular pieces. The steel brackets and fasteners that anchor the glass panels are incredibly strong and provide a great deal of structural integrity that won’t be compromised by time--no rusting, and no rotting. Since there are no slats, there is nowhere for children or pets to get stuck in or fall through. And, glass panels are very difficult for children to climb, making them safer than wood railing.
We hope we’ve put to rest any worries or concerns about the safety of glass stair railing in a home or office setting. Give us a call today at 604-862-8955 to see all the beautiful options available.