Glass Slippage and how your timber deck might be causing it. On Monday we visited one of our previous pool fence construction locations in Worongary on the Gold Coast. It was a truly stunning home in Worongary on the foothills of the Gold Coast Hinterland. We have a fantastic memory of this particular house from the construction back in 2014 when we had to call off the pool fencing installation on two separate occasions thanks to electrical storms. Luckily the owners were understanding and we became fast friends over the course of the installation.
So why had we returned? Well as it ends up, they were planning to move home, and there were a variety of tiny issues with the pool fence that they were hoping that we could assist with to get the property in top condition for forthcoming property inspections. The main issue that they had encountered was pool fence glass slippage, this is where a panel of the pool fence had begun to separate from the post and had left a small gap. It was not a significant issue, but can pose a safety issue, and would not look good when they were selling their lovely Worongary home.
However, even though the glass slippage is the reason that they called Absolut Custom Glass, it was really but a symptom. The real problem was with their whole pool fence.
Unluckily when they originally installed the pool fence back in 2014 they had decided on a semi-frameless glass pool fence system and desired the pool fence put in onto a timber decking that bordered their pool. While it looked incredible for the first few years, we frequently find that timber decking begins to expand and contract with the Gold Coast heat. This creates warped timber and can considerably move where the semi-frameless glass pool fencing posts are, and this is what causes the glass slippage.
It was a simple fix for us to remove the glass panel, re-align the posts and secure them in the new position to take into account the new location of the posts. It was fantastic to see how impressed the owners were with how little time it took to get the pool fence looking beautiful again, thankfully no thunderstorms to disrupt us this time!
While this account is just an insight into some of the work that we do here on the Gold Coast at Absolut Custom Glass, it hopefully highlights an essential factor to consider for you if you have a timber decking around your pool. If you want to talk to us further about your pool fencing needs, any concerns you have, or are dealing with glass slippage in your pool fence, please connect with Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902
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