Glass deck railing spring cleaning tips

April 20th, 2022 | in Glass Deck Railings

glass deck railing overlooking backyard

Spring is here and for many of us that means it’s time to get cleaning! And with warm weather around the corner, getting the deck ready will be a top priority. Wipe away winter from your exterior glass railing system to restore the sparkle, shine and unobstructed views you love. It couldn’t be easier. Here are some tips to ensure it’s quick and effortless.

Tips for clearing exterior glass railing systems

  • Use soap and water
  • Or, use vinegar and water
  • Dry with a squeegee or air dry

Soap and water is the go-to for cleaning. Being outdoors, glass deck railings tend to accumulate dirt and debris blown by the wind. They may have dead leaves stuck to them, or bird droppings from our fine, feathered friends. If the glass isn’t too bad, you can use a spray bottle filled with water and a drop or two of dish soap to saturate the area and wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. If leaves or droppings are extensive or have dried on and stuck, spray and leave it to soak for a few minutes before wiping. Rinse away suds with plain water.

Vinegar and water in a 50/50 solution is a tried-and-true method for achieving a streak-free shine. It works in the same way as soap and water–spray and soak if necessary, then wipe with a non-abrasive cloth. There may be a smell from the vinegar at first, but don’t worry, it fades pretty quickly. 

Drying outdoor glass railing is as easy as letting it dry on its own, or, you can use a squeegee to ensure there’s no streaking or spotting. Chamois or microfibre cloths are also great choices because they are lint-free–avoid paper towels for this reason.

If your exterior glass railing system has a top rail or handrails, all of these tips work for them too! And if you decide you’d like to extend your beautiful railing or need an additional one in a new area, a glass deck railing contractor in Vancouver would be happy to help!

Panorama Glass offers local and extensive knowledge and expertise for those looking for the latest exterior railing styles and materials. Give us a call at 604-862-8955 today

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