How to Keep Your Glass Balustrade or Pool Fence Crystal Clear

Do you have a glass balustrade or pool fence? If you do, you will naturally want to keep it as clean and sparkling as possible. The cleaner and clearer your glass, the more attractive it is, and this reflects on the overall attractiveness of your home’s exterior. If you are selling your home, that glass must be perfectly clean, because it will appeal to buyers, and maybe even give you negotiating room to ask for a higher price on our house. Buyers love crystal clear glass.

It’s also a good idea to keep your glass clean for safety reasons. If it is smudged, you won’t be able to see what is going on the other side of it as well. A child could have gotten into the pool area that is not supposed to be there, or there could be an intruder in your pool area. Being able to see these things readily and easily through clear glass ensures safety of your home and the people who live in and visit it.

So, how to you keep your glass balustrade or pool fence as clean as it can be, with as little time, effort, and money as possible?

First, don’t use commercial glass cleaners. They have a tendency to leave residue behind on the glass. You’ll be able to see the residue in all its smudgy glory in bright sunlight or looking at it up close. It is actually best to treat your glass balustrade or pool fence as your dishes and wash them with warm water and a pure liquid soap. Dishwashing soap will work just fine.

Just clean the glass with a sponge, rinse it with clean water, and dry it with a clean washcloth. Alternately, you can let it air dry. The results will be just the same. You will get sparkling clean glass with little time or effort, and very cheaply. For best results, clean your glass this way every six months to keep it shiny.

It’s also a good idea to spot clean any bird or animal droppings as soon as possible. They can be very erosive to the glass and hardware.

You should also consider having EnduroShield or Clearshield applied to your glass before it is installed.  If you did not have EnduroShield or Clearshield applied to your glass before installation, they are also available as a DIY kits.

EnduroShield or Clearshield is a thin, transparent coating that sticks to the glass without anyone knowing it’s there. It keeps water and oil off the glass surface…both just roll right off of it, leaving no residue behind.

EnduroShield or Clearshield, can reduce your cleaning time by up to 90%. BecauseEnduroShield or Clearshield is non-stick, getting the glass clean just involves using water, a mild dish soap, and a squeegee.

However you choose to keep your glass clean, you can be happy in knowing it won’t take much time or effort to do it. Don’t let the idea that glass balustrades and fencing are hard to clean keep you from getting one, the other, or both. They are easier to clean than you realise. Enjoy the beauty and security of glass, while keeping it clean like a pro with ease.

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