Each material has its own individual properties that have both advantages and disadvantages.
Along with these, they all require different levels of maintenance. The common materials for balusters and balustrades are usually aluminium and glass.
Aluminium balustrades will often come powder coated thus having a hard exterior and shiny finish in comparison to any paint finish. Aluminium is the ideal choice for an exterior of any balustrades for commercial or domestic properties because of the fact that this material is practically resistant to any weather climate.
Glass is frequently categorised as the fragile material, however, when used for balustrades, the glass is often hardened for it to withstand heavy weights.
Both of these materials will obtain a gradual build up of grime, smudges and dirt, especially with commercial use. There is the possibility to choose self-cleaning balustrades which would lead in lower maintenance.
Following on from maintenance, to make sure that the powder coating on the aluminium balustrades doesn't start to disappear, clean them using a soapy cleaner that isn't too strong and warm water.
Glass balustrades will only require a soapy water and warm water.
To view our stock of balustrades, please visit our website!