Glass coating preserves stunning view

Monday, 08 January, 2018 | Supplied by: EnduroShield

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There’s nothing quite like an ocean view, and frameless glass fencing is the best way to ensure the view can be enjoyed to the full. But glass fencing and ocean frontage aren’t quite the perfect match: the constant ocean spray can leave a build-up of salt on the glass, obscuring the view and potentially leaving permanent stains.

Similarly, glass fencing is the best way to ensure home owners can fully appreciate their pool, but water splashes from bathers and hoses can also leave unsightly marks on the glass.

Untreated glass is porous and absorbs contaminants, which can lead to permanent etching and discolouration — which does rather detract from the view of the pool or ocean.

A glass coating such as EnduroShield can be applied to the glass to enhance its performance, safeguarding the glass — and the view.

The ultrathin transparent coating adheres to the glass surface and provides protection that repels both water- and oil-based stains. It helps protect against staining, build-up and etching from salt and chlorine spray, as well as dirt and grime.

This designer beach house overlooking Whale Beach, located in one of the most exclusive coastal suburbs in northern Sydney, has been constructed to make the most of its seaside aspect. The home has been designed with extensive use of frameless glass panels to optimise the view, allowing clear sight lines through to the stunning infinity pool and the beach beyond.

As the home is just metres from the beach, all of the glazed areas (interior, exterior and pool fencing) were treated with EnduroShield to reduce the build-up of salt caused by constant ocean spray.

The protective coating seals the glass, reducing its porosity and helping to prevent permanent staining from salt spray. The treatment will reduce the cost and effort of cleaning, as well as delivering environmental benefits as areas treated with EnduroShield require less water and no chemicals to clean, compared with untreated glass.

Once applied, cleaning the glass is easy, requiring just water and a mild detergent or wiping with a microfibre cloth. For best results, a squeegee can be used to remove water drops from the glass after cleaning.

The coating can be applied to all new or existing glass surfaces. Only one application is needed; revitaliser products are not required. It is UV stable.

The coating can be purchased as an optional extra on glass products direct from the manufacturer. It can also be applied by professional EnduroShield aftermarket applicators to glass surfaces that are already installed.

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