Caring for your Glass Railing in the Winter Months: InvisiRail™

Your new Glass Railing System requires special attention during the colder months here in Ontario. Our glass panels shed water very easily which keeps them clean. You typically shouldn’t need to clean them any more often than the windows of your house but what about during the winter months when the water is too cold to melt? We’ve put together a helpful guide to ensure your glass railing remains pristine and functional all winter long. 

Preventative Measures

There are several products available that can be applied to glass to help repel water (i.e. hydrophobic coatings, sprays, films). Always ensure that said products are suitable for application on tempered glass panels. For the best results, consider applying a protective coating to your glass railing before winter sets in.  

Snow Removal

Depending on where you live, winter brings a mix of snow which can leave your glass railing coated in a layer of grime and salt. Consider using a mild soap or glass cleaner and a soft sponge or cloth to wipe away any dirt or salt deposits on warmer days. When removing snow, use a soft bristle brush or broom to avoid scratching the glass much like you would your car windows. 


Temperature fluctuations and winter storms can weaken materials over time – our tempered glass panels are extremely durable. They’ve been tested to withstand extreme loads (including wind). To find information regarding what kinds of loads the rail can withstand, please review our engineering & testing information found here on our resources page. Remember, it’s important to regularly inspect your glass railing for any signs of damage, such as cracks or loose fittings.


Proper landscaping maintenance can reduce the risk of falling branches or debris impacting your glass railing. Trim overhanging tree branches and bushes near your glass railing to prevent them from accumulating ice and potentially causing damage during winter storms.

Taking proactive measures to maintain your glass railing during the winter months is an important step to help preserve its visual appeal, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of your home’s exterior even in the coldest months of the year. Take the time to care for your glass railing, and it will continue to enhance both the safety and aesthetics of your property for years to come.

You can find more information about our Glass Railing systems on our website or by contacting any InvisiRail™ or Liv Building Products representative.

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