Do you find yourself daydreaming about the pool and surrounding landscape you’d like to have someday? Well, why put it off? Now’s the prefect time to start planning your glass pool fencing and railing.
make a luxurious addition to your pool area. They pull double duty: they keep children and pets out of the pool area when not in use but they also provide a beautiful fencing option that allows for an unobstructed view. There are many reasons why you would install a glass fence:
- To protect your garden from animals
- To provide a railing around open decks or patios
- To add a barrier around your property without blocking the view
This elegant safety barrier solution enhances the beauty and value of your home, reflecting the latest trends in design. For example, this type of fencing would complement a modern home the best. You can choose from fences that are mounted to concrete, pavement, tiles, wood, or grass. Whether for new construction or renovations, glass fences are built for performance, even though they may look fragile. Typically constructed from premium 1/2” thick tempered safety glass and stainless steel hardware, you don’t have to worry about your fence weathering the storms that come through Dallas regularly.
Benefits of Glass Fencing
There are many benefits to installing glass fencing around your pool area, including:
- Ability to stand up to the most extreme weather
- Resistant to water spots and corrosion
- Low maintenance
- Able to maintain beauty for many years
- Ability to mount to a variety of materials, from concrete and tiles to wood and grass
- Uninterrupted view
Perhaps the best for family fun, glass fences allow you a nice view of your backyard and surrounding landscape, which means you can also easily keep an eye on your kids if they decide to leave the pool area and hop on the swing set or picnic table. Glass fences have panels that are climb-resistant, usually available in four- or five-foot heights. Glass pool gates comes with self-closing hinges and latches for added safety. So, if you assume just because you have kids and pets that you’re stuck with mesh, chain link or white vinyl fencing, think again. Glass fencing is just as safe, if not more so.
Balconies and More
Frameless glass fencing isn’t just for pool areas. You can install them anywhere you want to maintain a consistent style and view, such as on a balcony, patio or deck. In these instances, you can choose from a spectrum of glass railing systems that meet stringent guardrail safety requirements and building codes, such as:
- Fully Frameless Railing
- Aluminum Post Railing
- Stainless Steel Post Railing
Because you’re getting a highly weather- and rot-resistant product that offers you a slew of benefits as discussed above, you’ll pay more than you would for wood fencing. However, glass fencing is designed to last a lifetime, with no replacement costs. There are many things that factor into cost, such as the thickness of the glass. The thicker you go, the more expensive the materials will be, says Improvenet.
Another factor that ups the price tag is how many gates you want to install as part of your fence. The more gates, the more money. That’s because the gates require special materials and hardware.
Labor also plays into the cost. Don’t try to save a few bucks and hire someone who’s not licensed and insured. It’s best to pay a bit more and make sure the work is backed up by someone who knows what they’re doing. Ask about warranties that come with the glass fence too.
Contact Outdoor Home Living in Dallas
Still daydreaming about those glass fences for your pool? Choose Outdoor Home Living to do the work, as our licensed and insured contractors are well versed in this type of fencing system. Contact us at 214-328-5296 to learn how we can bring your daydreams to life.