Are you considering getting glass balustrading for your house or outdoor balcony area? It’s a big decision, but one that can significantly improve the appearance and increase the value of your house. It’s definitely a worthwhile investment. But, as with any home improvement, you need to ensure it’s done right.
Here are the top three mistakes people make when buying glass balustrading and how to avoid them.
1. Not Doing Enough Research Before You Buy
Glass balustrading is a big investment, so you want to make sure you do your research. There are many things to consider from the aesthetics to building standards. The quality of glass and hardware used varies greatly from one installation company to another. All glass should be made to Australian Standards and ideally, quality tested by an independent source. Experienced installers will ensure it is installed correctly which reduces the chance of breakages or faults. They will also have the skills and knowledge to overcome any ‘tricky’ parts of your installation.
When you get your glass balustrading with Aqua Vista Glass, you can always be sure the glass can be customised to look good wherever you want to install it, and that it will meet or exceed Australian standards. The result – a fantastic looking glass balustrade which is low maintenance, easy to clean and will outlast many other types of balustrade.
As part of your research, you may want to consider having your glass panels coated with Enduroshield. Aqua Vista Glass can coat your glass balustrades with film which is invisible to the naked eye, but reduces your cleaning time by up to 90%!
2. Avoid Making Buying Decisions Based on Price Alone
While price is important, as you want to stay within your budget, avoid making your balustrade decision solely on price alone. The saying ‘you get what you pay for’ is so true. It is especially true when it comes to glass products. For glass balustrade, if it is going to be installed at height, the glass needs to be of high quality so it will be safe for children, pets, and guests.
When comparing price, ask questions about the quality of the glass and the qualifications of the installers. For instance, does the glass meets Australian Standards? Do they use employees or contractors to install the glass? What is the warranty offered? These details are important.
3. Obtaining too Many Quotes from Too Many Companies
You’re going to have to get a few quotes. But, it is in your best interest to keep those quotes to a minimum. Getting too many quotes can make it more difficult for you to make a sound decision on your glass balustrade. Keep it to two to three quotes among the most reputable companies in your area, such as Aqua Vista Glass.