Glass Fences Are Durable –
Even in places with more extreme weather than Southern California has, homeowners rave about the durability of glass fences. Glass is made to last a lifetime so if you care for it properly, your entire fence should wear just as well.
One of the Best Options for Surrounding Swimming Pools
Glass is resistant to chlorinated pool chemicals making glass fencing a popular choice for fencing off swimming pools. Plus, a glass fence provides more visibility into the pool which is always a good thing if kids are swimming in it.
Expense of Purchase and Repair –
Glass fencing, especially frameless and some styles with contemporary metal clips to hold the glass panels in place, is expensive. Our frameless glass panels sit in a metal channel that runs the entire length of the patio. If one panel broke, it would be a major repair to chip glass out of the channel and reset a new panel.
The Most Modern Look is Glass & Stainless
If your yard has a view or perhaps you just want to enclose a swimming pool in a non-obtrusive manner, a glass fence might be your answer.
Does your house have a nice view? Do you own a swimming pool? Glass fencing might be just the thing for you
Before you go to the expense of installing one — they cost much more than wood or iron fence — consider the pros and cons.
Framed Versus Frameless Glass Fencing
Once you decide to go with a glass fence, you need to decide whether or not you want it framed or frameless. Framed refers to the glass being held in place on two sides or all four sides by metal or wood railing.
Frameless, more or less, means that there isn’t anything in between each panel to potentially block a view.
Of course, a myriad of installation methods and designs of each method exist which influences cost. Usually, frameless is more expensive. However, of you choose a contemporary framed look with high-end metal poles, this can be just as expensive. Frameless requires a slightly thicker glass (in our case it’s 1/2″ versus 3/8″) but your installer should be able to advise you which thickness meets code and engineering requirements based on your design.
And, not to worry, the glass is tempered.
Glass fencing makes large and small yards look bigger especially if you use the Japanese technique of incorporating the look outside of your yard within your yard so that eyes can’t determine a boundary.
Doesn’t Block Views –
Most people install glass fencing to take advantage of a scenic view rather than block it out with a wooden fence. More view usually equals higher property value, too.
It Fits Potentially Any Landscaping Design –
The look of glass fencing can be changed the type of fastening system chosen to suit any garden design. Go with metal for a contemporary garden or perhaps a light, matte color if your yard has more of a Victorian look.