Glass Baluster's - Anyone Have these?

mirucaJuly 14, 2013

Desperately wanting a clear line of sight from 2nd floor balcony (new construction). The flat glass panels are not common in this area and are considered expensive and custom.

The glass baluster, by Deckorator, seems like a less expensive option plus it allows lots of air flow through the balausters.

I am not finding much information from people who have installed or had these installed on their balcony. If you have any information I sure would appreciate it!

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fnmroberts

We have an "Egress Porch" off our kitchen dining area and did not wish to block the view. A local glass shop cut and tempered the panels. Did this quite a few years ago and don't recall the cost but it was reasonable.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 1:16PM
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mongoct

I'm only familiar with one house with glass balusters, they were vertical glass pieces, maybe 2"-3" wide, spaced about 3"-4" apart.

This was a beach house. The idea sounded nice to the owners, but they complain about the glass being dirty. Dried salt spray, etc.

Similar to this:

Another alternative is cable railing. Some locales don't allow it as they perceive it as being "climbable". You'd have to confirm.

Here's an example of cable railing:

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 12:14PM
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azpatio

The number one complaint I hear about glass balusters is they get dirty, fast. Especially in places like mongoct mentioned, near the water, places with lots of rain, wind and dirt. If they have already proven to be expensive and custom I think that cable railing would be an excellent alternative.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 3:16PM
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