Glass Slippage and precisely how your timber deck might just be responsible.

Glass Slippage and precisely how your timber deck might just be responsible.

On Monday we visited one of our past pool fence construction sites in Worongary on the Gold Coast. It was an absolutely stunning home in Worongary on the foothills of the Gold Coast Hinterland. We have a terrific memory of this house from the set up back in 2014 when we had to call off the pool fencing installation on 2 different times because of lightning storms. Thankfully the owners were understanding and we became friends over the course of the setup.
So why had we revisited? Well as it turns out, they were planning to move home, and there were a variety of little issues with the pool fence that they were really hoping that we could assist with to get the house ship-shape for property inspections. The main problem that they had experienced was pool fence glass slippage– this is where a panel of the pool fence had begun to come away from the post and had left a small gap. It was not a major issue, but can pose a slight safety concern, and would not look good when they were actually selling their gorgeous Worongary home.
However, while the glass slippage is the reason they contacted Absolut Custom Glass, it was really but a symptom. The real issue was with their entire pool fence.
Sorry to say when they originally installed the pool fence back in 2014 they had opted for a semi-frameless glass pool fence system and wanted the pool fence installed onto a timber decking that surrounded their pool. While it appeared incredible for the first few years, we frequently find that timber decking begins to expand and contract with the Gold Coast heat. This leads to warped timber and can substantially move where the semi-frameless glass pool fencing posts are, and this is what causes the glass slippage.
It was an easy fix for us to take off the glass panel, re-align the posts and secure them in the different position to account for the new place of the posts. It was great to see how pleased the owners were with how little time it took to get the pool fence seeming beautiful again– thankfully no thunderstorms to hinder us this time!
While this tale is just an insight into just some of the work that we do right here on the Gold Coast at Absolut Custom Glass, it hopefully highlights a crucial consideration 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 experiencing glass slippage in your pool fence, please contact Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902

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