Even though many people think about wooden railings when they think about deck railings, there is another choice that you can also look into: glass. These are a few signs that this might be the best type of railing for your deck.
1. You Have Small Children
Do you have small children? If so, you might like to let them go outside and enjoy the fresh air and the view, but you might be worried about them getting hurt. If this is something that you are worried about, you might prefer a glass railing. With a glass railing, you can allow your kids to look outside without being at risk of falling off of the deck. Additionally, due to their design, glass railings don't have slats -- or gaps in-between the slats -- so you don't have to worry about your child getting his or her head or other body part stuck. You also don't have to worry about your child getting splinters like you would with a wooden railing.
2. You Have a Beautiful View
Another sign that you might want to opt for a glass railing is if you have a beautiful view that you don't want to hide. If you live on the water or near the mountains, for example, you might love being able to walk out onto your deck and take a look at your view. However, in some cases, railings can really get in the way of you being able to look out. With glass, as long as you keep it nice and clean (which is easy to do with your favorite glass cleaner and a clean microfiber cloth, a handful of old newspapers or a handful of paper towels), you won't have to worry about anything being in your way.
3. You'd Prefer to Keep Maintenance Easy
Wooden railings can begin to fail over time, since you have to worry about things like rotting and termites. Additionally, you have to worry about staining or painting your railing to keep it looking good and to prevent water damage. If you'd like to keep maintenance easy, consider a glass railing, which does not have all of these problems.
As you can see, there are various situations in which choosing a glass railing can be the best choice. These are a few signs that you might want to look into this type of railing option for your home's deck.