Open up your view with Glass Railing
Glass railing has never been safer,
stronger, or easier to install.
Viewrail is here to empower you to turn your design vision into reality with glass railing. We work collaboratively with you through the design process, showing you 3D renderings of your project. And when it comes to fabrication, we supply both the hardware and the glass panels, so you don’t have to deal with multiple vendors.
Traditional railing options can close off space, making it appear smaller and claustraphobic. But glass railing from Viewrail will open up your space, giving you clear, bright, gorgeous views. It’s the ultimate modern railing option.
How It Works
Buying a glass panel railing all begins with one thing: your vision. You may have an exact drawing of the look you want for your glass railing or you might need some suggestions. Send us your sketches, plans, or pictures, and we will work with you to provide both a 2D & 3D rendering of your project, and a pricing estimate. You will also have an in-depth meeting with one of our glass experts to review your design. It doesn’t matter how complex or simple the project is, our designers will be happy to show you options and assist you to make informed decisions for your project.
Once you’ve decided on a design and would like to proceed with the project, Viewrail will send you to-scale templates designed to be mounted temporarily in place on site. When mounted, you will be able to accurately measure the necessary runs to the exact inch. Those measurements are then sent back to Viewrail to review and confirm. Once confirmed, the project can move forward into our engineering department.
After the design is finalized and we’ve recieved the measurements necessary, our team of engineers will go to work. The layout drawing our engineers create acts like a blueprint, providing details where all of your mounting structures (posts, glass pins, baserail, talon spigots, etc.) and glass panels will be installed in the given environment. Occasionally, there will be some back and forth during this stage, and you can help expedite the process through quick responses and clear communication with your project coordinator. Once you confirm that the engineering drawings match your project, engineering is complete and you’ll move into fabrication.
This stage is where everything gets manufactured. There’s nothing for you to do during this time except continue prepping your job site. Your project coordinator will be able to help you understand what you can do to be ready to receive and install your glass railing. They can be in regular contact with you during this stage to provide you updates on production schedules and let you know of any speed ups or delays.
Your glass panels will arrive on the jobsite in an “A-framed” shipping crate. The packaging is designed to minimize any movement of the glass panels during shipping, reducing the chance of cracks or breaks. Further, each glass panel will have a number that corresponds with the numbers on your layout drawings. There may be accompanying skids or boxes with the structural supports for the glass panels as well.
All of your mounting hardware will be individually packaged with a number that corresponds to your layout drawing, just like the glass panels. This dramatically reduces the amount of time needed for organizing materials on the job site and lets you jump into the installation much quicker. Installation instructions will be sent with your order. Each mounting system has slightly different installation instructions, but a good rule of thumb is to budget 1 person hour for each glass panel on your order. So if you have a team of 3 people installing a project with 15 glass panels, it should take about 5 hours total.
Viewrail Glass Panels
Viewrail provides Low Iron (Starphire) tempered glass with in-house engineering and production. Due to the customization of these panels to fit your project’s specific orders, please call or submit a quote form to work with one of our glass railing experts.
What Glass Services Can I Expect from Viewrail?
Viewrail will Design, Fabricate, and Deliver your entire glass railing system. With state of the art technology and innovation, Viewrail can be your “one stop shop” for glass railing. Our expert engineers will work with you to design a custom glass system for your balcony, stairway, pool, or anywhere else. Viewrail then fabricates the glass panels with low-iron starphire glass and delivers directly to your door.
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