If you’re thinking about changing your building’s interior to make it safer or to improve its appearance, you might be considering several design options. Glass railings can protect people from injuries, and they can also be a stylish addition to a home or business.

Reason #1: Glass Railings Can Keep People Safe

On any staircase, either inside or outside a building, it’s important to have at least one railing so people have a sturdy surface to hold as they walk up or down. Glass railings can provide a high level of stability and security.

Glass railings are made with tempered glass panels. They’re durable enough to stand up to the force of an impact without breaking. If tempered glass does break, it doesn’t crack into sharp pieces that can cause injuries. Tempered glass is manufactured in a way that causes it to break into round pieces that are unlikely to cut someone. That’s another reason why tempered glass railings are used so often inside buildings. 

Reason #2: Glass Railings Can Complement Any Architectural Design

Railings serve an important practical function, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t also be stylish. In addition to keeping people safe, glass railings can enhance a building’s aesthetics.

The versatility of glass railings is one of their main selling points. Glass is sleek and understated, and it’s compatible with virtually any type of building, from a house with a traditional style to a modern office building. If a staircase is designed in a way that’s meant to attract people’s attention, installing glass railings can make the staircase stand out even more. 

Reason #3: Glass Railings Can Maintain a Sense of Openness

Glass railings can be particularly beneficial when they’re installed in a building with an open floor plan. Since glass is clear, it doesn’t block people’s view or distracts their attention from a building’s design. Instead, glass railings help maintain an open feeling so that people can take in all of the building’s architectural features and carefully chosen furnishings.

Get an Estimate for Glass Railings

US Glass Fence can install glass railings in your house, office, store, or another type of building. Adding glass railings to a staircase can protect your family, guests, or customers from harm without forcing you to sacrifice aesthetics.

Glass railings can be a valuable addition to your home or business. If you have questions about design options or the installation process, or if you would like to get a quote for glass railing installation, contact US Glass Fence today.