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WHAT IS WET GLAZING BALUSTRADE?

Thursday December 14, 2023

Wet glazing is the accepted term for a resin set balustrade system. It is when the glass is placed into, most commonly a standard U-shaped channel and a resin is poured into the system. It is then left to harden which can take many hours. The time delay can be an issue since wind (or any other force against the glass) could push the glass out of line. Other pitfalls with wet glazing systems are that if the wrong resin is used, there is potential for issues further down the line as some ingredients react with certain glass types. Also, the variance in expansion rates can allow for cracking around the edges. The biggest problem with a full wet glaze balustrade is if there is ever a reason for deglazing (such as a broken panel or glass thickness change), it is no easy feat removing glass that has been fully set with resin. For these reasons, all Pure Vista products have been designed to be dry-glazed – although some of our products can be wet glazed, if required.

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