Frameless Glass Balustrade

Glass Balustrade in Bingley

Stainless steel is an excellent choice of metal for glass balustrades, it offers decent resistance to ruse and tarnishing as well as an eye-catching appearance that is both sleek and contemporary. However, despite its weather-resistant properties, stainless steel is not totally free from corrosion, particularly if it’s poorly maintained. A regular programme of cleaning and maintenance will help to extend the lifespan and appearance of your glass balustrade, keeping it in perfect condition!

 Choose The Right Finish

Even before your stainless steel balustrades are manufactured, you can take proactive steps to safeguard them from corrosion by choosing the finish that offers the best protection. An assessment of the conditions to which the balustrade will be exposed is important when considering the finishing options. A mirrored finish, which has fewer grains in which dirt particles can accumulate, is suited to corrosive environments, such as areas of high humidity or coastal locations. In other settings, a satin finish may be a better choice but whichever finish you select, thorough cleaning and maintenance are still important.

Implement A Programme Of Cleaning And Maintenance

Regular cleaning will remove the oils, dirt particles, and grease that naturally accumulate over time, keeping your steel in superb aesthetic condition and preventing premature rusting. Regularly clean minor dirt deposits with an appropriate soap or detergent, wash the balustrade with warm water and apply with a soft sponge, cloth, or brush to avoid scratching the surface. Rinse the balustrade with clean water and dry thoroughly.

In-between routine washing, target different types of dirt using the following methods: 

  • Fingerprints: A common problem due to steel balustrades being high-touch areas, fingerprints should be removed, as oils and salts from the skin can be destructive to the metal. Soapy water or a detergent will eliminate them quickly.
  • Oil And Grease: Methylated spirits, acetone, or isopropyl alcohol are good choices for removing oil and grease, unlike water, which will simply spread the contamination over a wider area.
  • Persistent Stains, Discolouration, And Light Rust: To remove these, use gentle creams and polishes that avoid scratching the metal surface of the balustrade, applying with a soft sponge or cloth. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.
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Whether you require a functional safety balustrade for a public building or an inspiring eye-catching design for your home, at Origin Architectural we design, manufacture, and supply superior glass balustrades that meet all safety and load-bearing regulations. Our recent customer in Bingley was so pleased with their results, opting for a frameless channel system and side fixed posts in 316 brushed stainless steel. Get in touch today for a free, no-obligation quote on 0113 277 4316 or Alternatively, use our online smart-builder tool for an instant price.

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