Accepts 3/8", 1/2", and 9/16"
Available in aluminum and stainless steel
1/2" or 9/16" tempered or laminated
Completely frameless, great for floating stairs
1/2" or 9/16" tempered or laminated
Frameless with no exposed edges
1/2" or 9/16" tempered or laminated
Minimalistic frameless look
Buying a glass panel railing all begins with one thing: your vision. You may have an exact drawing of how you want your glass railing to look or you might need some suggestions. Send us your sketches, plans, or pictures and we will work with you to provide a 2D & 3D rendering of your project, a pricing estimate, and a 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 help you make the best decision for your project.
Once you’ve decided on a design and would like to proceed with the project, Viewrail will send out to-scale templates designed to be temporarily mounted in place on site. When mounted, you are now able to measure the necessary runs to the exact inch. Those measurements are then sent back to Viewrail to review and confirm. Once confirmed, the project moves into our engineering department.Learn More
After the design is finalized and we’ve gotten the measurements necessary, our team of engineers will go to work. The layout drawing our engineers create 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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Your glass panels will arrive on the jobsite in an “A-framed” shipping crate (shown above). 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.Learn More
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.
Congratulations! Once you’ve made it here, your glass railing will be fully installed and you’ll be living with the beautiful views that glass creates.
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, to order, please call in or submit a quote form to work with a glass railing expert.Call Us Now
Glass Railing Products
The classic posts you’ve come to love, but with a twist. Our Glass Railing Post System provides all of the reliability and familiarity of our Cable and Rod railing systems. They’re highly customizable, easy to install, and strong enough to handle whatever nature throws at them.
This system involves metal posts that have mechanically fastened glass clips that hold the glass in place. The posts need to be placed within four feet of each other. Most of these posts have a handrail bracket at the top where wooden or metal handrail can be attached—which most closely resembles standard railing systems. This category also includes shorter metal posts that can be used in conjunction with glass panels to create barrier glass.Glass Railing Posts
The tiny yet mighty Glass Panel Railing system. Glass railing Spigots, or talon spigots, are special clamps that grab onto the bottoms of your glass panels and keep them safe and secure.Installation is a breeze with Tilt-Lock technology that offers two degrees of adjustability after installation.
These clamp glass panels in place and keep them there through patented tilt-lock technology. Talon spigots can either be surface mounted or side mounted onto projects. Two spigots are able to hold up each four foot panel of glass.Glass Talon Spigots
Side-mounted railing elevated to a whole new level. Don’t let their small size fool you: Standoff Pins may be small—just 2” in diameter—but they’re just as strong as other glass railing systems. Their innovative design keeps your panels in place by compressing the space between the glass and the pin itself, allowing for a high level of adjustability during install.
Viewrail glass standoff pins weigh 4 pounds and use a threaded bolt to compress the space between the glass and the pin itself. They can easily be bolted onto or recessed into the sides of treads for a polished look.Each of these glass railing styles involves metal systems that are made out of only the most corrosion-resistant material: 2205 Duplex Stainless Steel. This is the metal that is used on deep sea oil rigs. And now also on your glass railing standoffs.Glass Standoff Pins
Clean lines and clear views. Glass Base Rail systems utilize a sleek, simple metal shoe-like channel to mount glass panels along their bottom edge. The shoe mount glass railing of Base Rail features our exclusive Tilt Lock Technology, allowing you to align your glass exactly where you need it. In addition, the shoe mount systems are so sturdy, you don’t even need to add a handrail. It’s easy to see why base Rail glass is the epitome of modern minimalism.
The base rail is available in lengths from 2’ to 14’6” (at all 6” intervals in-between), which gives the latitude to work with varying size constraints.
The glass base rail system is one of two glass railing configurations (the other being talon spigots) that use the patented tilt lock technology. Tilt lock is an innovative technology that greatly helps with the installation of glass panels. Normally, in order to install a base rail like this, the installer would have to grout both sides of the glass panels in-between the outer rubber channels in order to make the glass panels sit perpendicular to the ground. They would also have to use grout to align the glass panels with one another. Tilt lock takes the human error out of this process.Glass Base Rail
With so many choices, it’s simple to find the right glass handrail for you. For a classic look, you can choose metal handrail in either a sleek rectangular shape or an elegant 2” round profile.
For harsh exterior conditions, look at the Endurance Series handrail in two profile sizes. If you need to turn a corner, check out the mitered handrail. It’s jointed at a 45 degree angle on both ends and uses brackets to attach to the wall.
For indoor projects, browse the 6002 handrail, made from one solid piece of wood. Or the timeless Mission-style handrail — a simple design for any interior project. The Beverage handrail comes in a wide 4” shape with plenty of functional space.
Finish Options Choose a brushed stainless finish for either indoor or outdoor projects. The finish removes the shine from the metal, so it won’t reflect harsh outdoor light, but it retains its metallic lustre.
Powder coating your handrail is another great option. Once you’ve chosen your profile, select from a variety of finish options. Most handrails are available in a clear finish, but they also come in charcoal, hunter green, light blue, and several other choices — so you can choose the exact finish for you.
Style Choices Metal handrail is the perfect choice for outdoor projects — or classic indoor looks. Check out a variety of wood handrail options for indoor projects — or Endurance series wood handrail for outdoor ones. You can also order in round or square profiles, depending on your style preference.
What Glass Services Can I Expect From Viewrail?
Viewrail will Design, Fabricate & Deliver your entire glass railing system. With state of the art technology & innovation, Viewrail can be your one stop shop for glass railing. Our Expert designers will work with you to create a custom designed glass system for your balcony, stairway, pool, or anywhere else. Viewrail then fabricates the glass panels with low-iron starphire glass and delivers direct to you. Check out the video to the right, covering our glass fabrication process.
Learn About Glass Railing
Glass railing can be tricky, but we have narrowed it down to to 5 steps: Visualization, Engineering, Fabrication, Receiving & Installation, and Living. We’ll go over everything you need to know about buying your own glass railing system and getting maximum value from it.Read More
The average price of a glass railing system ranges anywhere from $140-270 per linear foot —the price varies depending on the type of glass system you choose. Although glass railing can be pricey up front, it often may be less expensive than other railing types in the long run. This is because it’s easy to maintain, extremely durable, and lasts for years.Read More
Glass railing post system is a strong option for modern and contemporary homes and buildings. Adding glass railing to your project can give it that extra bit of zest to set it apart. But everyone wants to know about two things with glass railing: safety and maintenance. Find answers to questions like “What is the difference between tempered and laminate glass?“Read More
Viewrail glass railing is perfect for decks! From our u-channel to our classic post system, glass deck railing is within your reach. Get the clear views today, or gather inspiration for your deck railing with these projects: Glass railing for scenic deck & lakeview home glass deck railing.more glass deck railing projects