Are you looking to secure your home with an invisible grille but you’re wondering how safe is it? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve got all the things you should know about invisible grille and how you can choose a suitable one for your home. KLIG is one of invisible safety grill supplier will shared everything that you should know about invisible grille in this article.
How safe is invisible grille?
Invisible grille are thin metal cables installed on balconies, windows, or any other areas, to create a barrier of safety to prevent falls while still providing homeowners with unobstructed scenic views.
While the metal cables may appear susceptible to breakage, each cable can withstand a maximum tension of 250kg. If all the cables added up together, they are capable to support forces up to few tonnes! During the installation, the invisible safety grill supplier will mount each metal cable on brackets, either horizontally or vertically, depending on your needs and preferences.
Every metal cable is installed 2 inches (5.08cm) apart to prevent your toddler or pet from being able to squeeze through the cables.
That said, each metal cable of the invisible grille is made from premium 316L stainless steel wires, which makes it highly resistant to rusting, and chemical corrosion. Invisible safety grill can last for more than 15 years with minimal maintenance. This will ensure the invisible grille can safeguard your family without degrading over time.
So, you’ve just learned how safe an invisible grille can be and decided to install one for your home. But you’re wondering how to choose a suitable one because there’s a plethora of designs and types of cables to choose from. Here’s our take on this:
Type of metal cable
There are many types of metal cable available in the market. It’s crucial that you do your research on this because some invisible safety grill suppliers may sell iron cables, which isn’t a good choice for your invisible grille as it’ll rust over time.
As most invisible grilles are installed mainly at the balcony, they’re constantly exposed to UV rays and/or chemical rain. Thus, you’ll want a type of metal cable that’s resistant to corrosion, chemical, and rust like stainless steel. At KLIG, we use stainless steel due to its anti-rust property to ensure that the cable can last long without affecting the cable’s strength.
Quality of metal cable
Every grade of stainless steel contains a mix of iron and chromium at different levels. The exact mix and other additions are the ones that make the difference between grades of stainless steel. At KLIG, we use 316L stainless steel while most of our competitors use grade 304 or 303 stainless steel.
This is because grade 316L stainless steel offers superior corrosion resistance to chlorides and acids. Known as marine-grade stainless steel, it’s often used for the cabling on ship decks because it can withstand the corrosive environment at sea. Meanwhile, grade 304 stainless steel is more suitable for indoor use as it offers standard corrosion resistance, formability, strength, and maintenance.
Coating of metal cable
There are several reasons for coating the metal cables of an invisible grille. The first reason is to prevent skin injuries when your children slide their hands down the cable. Secondly, it’s to lengthen the lifespan of your invisible grille.
At KLIG, we offer two types of coating – Nylon or NanoTetra. Nylon coating is generally more suitable for indoor use because the coating is less resistant to UV rays. If you’re installing an invisible safety grill at the balcony, we suggest that you opt for the NanoTetra coating as it’s resistant to UV rays and chemical corrosion, even after 15 years.
When choosing a suitable invisible grille for your home, consider the above as you’ll be investing in the safety of your family. Looking to install an invisible grille at your place? KLIG is one of invisible safety grill supplier, offers a free on-site consultation before you make your decision. For more information, contact us at 018-2072120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.