A railing with glass balusters can be a visually appealing addition to a deck, porch, balcony, or other structure around your home. When you shop for balusters that your contractor will install for you, one thing that you'll notice is that they're available in a wide range of styles. Some are thick, some are thin, and some are combined with other materials. You'll need to decide whether you want clear or tinted glass balusters, and while there are certainly some advantages of going the clear route, you should give consideration to the tinted variety. Here are three reasons to get your glass balusters tinted in a shade that suits you.
A big reason to choose tinted balusters is that they prevent people from seeing what is on the other side. For example, if you're getting glass balusters for your front porch, you might occasionally have items on the porch that you don't want passing people to see. Packages that your mail carrier or courier drops off are a common example. When these packages are visible from the street, thieves may quickly approach your porch and steal them. However, the presence of tinted balusters can hide the presence of these items, which should keep them safe from theft.
If you're choosing glass balusters for a balcony on your home, you might have plans to spend considerable time in this space. Doing so can be hot, however, especially on sunny days. Choosing a tinted design is ideal because the tinting will help to keep the sun at bay, creating some shade that can be instrumental in keeping this space comfortable for you while you're reading, doing yoga, resting, or working on your laptop computer.
Visibility To Birds
Birds occasionally mistake windows for openings and fly into them — often resulting injuries or even death. When you're choosing glass balusters for somewhere around your home, you should be cognizant of how visible they'll be for any birds that are flying in the area. This is especially true if you have a lot of bird activity in your yard. Going with tinted balusters will make them much more visible, which will ideally prevent birds from striking them. This not only helps you to avoid being frightened by the sound of a bird hitting the glass when you're nearby, but should also prevent you from the upsetting prospect of finding an injured or dead bird on the ground below.
For more information on glass baluster railing, contact a supplier.