The Advantages of Aluminum and Glass Privacy Walls
What are the different types of
Privacy Walls are non-translucent walls made
with aluminum posts and either aluminum
panels or etched glass
– Provide complete or partial privacy
from adjacent decks or properties
– Protect against sunlight and wind
Wind Walls are translucent walls made with
aluminum posts and clear glass panels
– Maintain view of surroundings
– Protect primarily against wind
The wall posts are quite long, will
they be wobbly?
It is not-uncommon that the wall posts may
become wobbly in the wind. If this occurs, an
installer will use a wall bracket to secure the
post to the house or to the edge of the deck.
This makes the post much more sturdy.
What are some uses of wind walls?
Many people use the walls as a divider
between decks, however glass walls can be
used behind barbeques or eating areas for
wind protection. Topless glass is also available
at a custom height to act as a wall.
What is the best way to clean the
Cleaning tempered glass is as easy as spraying
Windex and wiping it down. You can also use
vinegar and water, however it’s important to
use any stronger chemicals as it could
deteriorate the surface of the glass.
If I have noisy neighbours, can the
walls block sound?
The privacy walls are not perfectly sound
proof, however they do provide reasonable
sound reduction from surrounding neighbours.
If sound is a concern, the aluminum privacy
walls block sound slightly better than the glass
walls, as there is no gap between the edge of
the panels and the post.