Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that you should ignore your glass fence. While you may not spend as much time in the pool area, you can still take care of your fence in the meantime. In particular, there are a few things to keep in mind about your pool fence once temperatures drop and things begin to freeze.
A lot of times, salt is used to help keep areas ice-free. However, this can have a negative impact on your fence, which makes it important to still clean your fencing with soap and water, even in winter. This is largely because while glass is often thought to be invulnerable except for breakage, it will corrode or stain over time if allowed. Surface corrosion and staining is largely caused by the deposition of dissolved or suspended minerals in water droplets, such as salt mixed with snow or water.
In order to clean your fence, first rinse off any excess debris. Make sure to do this when the fence is not in direct sunlight. Then, carefully clean your fence with soap and water. Don’t use a scrub brush or other harsh brush, since that can scratch and damage your glass fence.
It’s also important to not allow dirt and residue to remain on your glass fence for an extended period of time. This is largely because leaving it there all winter may damage your fence so that it’s more difficult to clean—or even impossible.
In addition, before winter hits be sure to remove any dead plants that border against the fence. This can prevent staining that may occur on glass fences over the winter.
Winter is a great time for installations, and you’ll be able to enjoy your new glass fence as soon as spring and summer roll around.
If you’re interesting in getting a beautiful glass fence for your outdoor area, give us a call today.