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How to clean glass balustrades

So, you’ve decided to add glass balustrades around your home? Great choice! Glass balustrades such as those we sell at Square 1 can not only add value to your home, but are visually appealing and create the illusion of additional space. However, these benefits can quickly be lost if your glass balustrades aren’t well maintained, so what do you need to know?

With many years under our belt, the team here at Square 1 are perfectly placed to offer customers – both old and new – advice on how to keep their glass balustrades clean. So, today we’re sharing our guide on how to maintain your glass balustrades to keep them looking as good as new for years to come!

Are glass balustrades easy to keep clean?

Let’s start with one of our most asked questions about glass balustrade maintenance, which is how easy are glass balustrades to keep clean? Depending on the type of household you are, and where you plan to install your balustrade – this is a pretty crucial question and can be the deciding factor when selecting the right type of balustrade design for you.

So, let’s just answer this one straight away; yes. Whether you’re installing a glass balustrade inside your home or externally, they are hard-wearing and easy to clean, making them a great low-maintenance option for all types of homeowners.

However, that isn’t to say you can neglect the upkeep of your glass balustrades and still expect them to stay looking shiny and clear. Like with all things, a certain level of maintenance is necessary to keep them looking good. So, let’s move on to the best and most straightforward ways to keep your glass balustrades clean.

Avoid glass cleaner products

It may sound counterproductive, but we advise all our customers to avoid cleaning products which have been designed to clean glass. Whilst it won’t be the case with every single product on the market, more often than not less is more when it comes to cleaning glass balustrades. Most typical glass cleaning products will often leave behind smudges and residue, which will show clearly on a sunny day!

Keep it simple with warm soapy water

Nothing works quite as well as your humble soap and water, so why not treat your glass balustrades like you would your washing up? Using a soft cloth and some warm water with your standard dish soap can be all that is required to remove marks and dirt from your glass balustrade.

Not only cheap, but this method is quick, easy and effective!

Target tough stains quickly

Depending on where your glass balustrades are installed, you may not find much in the way of tough stains. However, if you have glass balustrades fitted outside, for example, you may need to be a little more vigilant for things such as bird or animal mess, which can be hard to remove if left for too long.

Nothing should have to change with your cleaning methods here, but we do advise you target the problem area as soon as you notice it to ensure easy removal.

Routinely clean your glass balustrades every six months

As standard, we advise customers to clean their glass balustrades thoroughly once every six months to keep them looking sparkling and new. However, this does depend, of course, on where your balustrade is fitted. For instance, a balcony glass balustrade is likely to need a little more upkeep than one placed on a landing.

Using common sense and regularly checking your balustrades for marks or dirt will help you decide on the best cleaning routine for you!

Ready to get your glass balustrades? Contact us today!

Whether you’ve had balustrades in the past and are ready for an upgrade or you’re considering getting glass balustrades fitted for the first time – we can help! From guidance and advice on installation to a wide range of fixtures and fittings, our team are the go-to for balustrades in the UK.

To find out more, simply give us a call on 01489 583371 or email us at and one of our team will be glad to help!



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