sheet glass is more balanced in that it provides an effective safety
sheet glass is more balanced in that it provides an effective safety barrier, as well as protection from weathering. Despite the many virtues of glass barriers there are several issues that some may find particularly off putting, one amongst these being the cost. For glass barriers to be effective and safe the glass must have considerable thickness to reduce the potential for damage or breakage; this not only causes the price of the material to shoot up but its enhanced thickness will also have a detrimental effect on the glass’ transparent clarity.
As you can imagine the rope railing is not really suitable for balconies or other deckings which lead on to a steep vertical drop, it does however possess a sort of rustic charm, which has led to its prominent use in the outdoor seating areas of pubs and bars. Similar to wood fencing, the wire railing option is sturdy and tends to be laid out in several rows at varying heights, making it a suitable barrier for elevated decking; the issue however is that it does not protect the decking, nor those using it, from the weather.