Glass handrails provide a modern, elegant support structure, whether you have them as railings for your indoor stairway or as an enclosure for your deck. One of the many benefits of glass handrails is that they are very simple and easy to maintain. While your glass handrails will take little time to clean or maintain, there are steps you can take to keep them looking beautiful and ensure they continue to provide maximum safety for your home or business.

Glass Handrail Components

The main component of glass handrails is the panels of tempered glass. At Anchor-Ventana Glass, we use specific glass and hardware, customizing each panel for each project. Glass panels come in a wide variety of finishes, from clear glass for the ultimate view to patterned and satin options. Hardware is made from high-quality metals and finishes for strength and support.

Our glass handrails are designed to last for decades with proper care and maintenance. Follow our guidelines to ensure your glass handrail system continues to provide incredible elegance to your home or business for years to come.

Tips for Cleaning Glass Handrails

Glass handrails are surprisingly easy to keep clean, even those located as enclosures for decks and rooftops. We even offer glass that helps keep dirt and debris from penetrating the porous surface of the glass. Fingerprints, bird droppings, and other substances can often stick to the surface of your glass. Some tips for removing any dirt or substance include:

  • Use distilled water – hard water can affect the glass surface
  • Water can be mixed 50/50 with white vinegar for an eco-friendly cleanser
  • Alternative cleanser includes using a teaspoon of dish soap in a gallon of water
  • Use a soft cloth or newspaper to wipe the glass
  • Do not scrub glass handrails – it can scratch the glass
  • Soak dried on substances to soften before trying to remove them
  • Never use metal scrapers

Most glass handrails will only need to be cleaned thoroughly a few times per year. They can be spot-cleaned as needed if they have fingerprints or other residue on the glass panels.

Protecting and Inspecting Hardware

The metal hardware we use at Anchor-Ventana Glass is designed to be corrosion and rust-resistant, but even the best parts can become worn or corroded. When washing your glass handrail system, make sure to carefully inspect the hardware and note any signs of rust or corrosion.

If you are looking for a stunning handrail option for your deck, stairway, patio, or landing, consider the benefits of glass handrail systems. Anchor-Ventana Glass can customize the ideal glass handrail for your home or business. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our custom glass specialists. Call our office in Round Rock, TX, for more information.