Glass Railing Cost Guide

How much does glass railing cost?

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.

Costs of Different Glass Mounting Options

The price of glass railing depends on what kind of glass railing system you choose. Most glass systems cost between $140-270 per linear foot. The price estimates shown here include standard 1/2″ tempered glass panels and the mounting hardware. If you are going to have a handrail on your system, scroll down for handrail prices. The prices below are estimates and could be slightly lower or higher depending on your specific application.

Glass Mounting OptionPrice per Linear Foot (LF)Photo
Surface Mount Spigots$140-$160Glass railing system talon spigots
Side Mount Spigots$155-$175
Base Rail$160-$180Glass railing baserail system
Aluminum Posts$180-$200Viewrail Glass Railing with Posts and Handrail
Standoff Pins$210-$230Glass Railing with Stand-off Pins
304 Stainless Steel Posts$220-$240Viewrail Glass Railing with Posts and Handrail
2205 Stainless Steel Posts$250-$270Viewrail Glass Railing with Posts and Handrail


Handrail can cost anywhere from $50-200 per linear foot. The price varies widely, depending on the type of handrail you choose. Many people choose a metal handrail in either aluminum or stainless steel to match the mounting hardware, but others prefer to soften the look of their system with wooden handrail. In general, metal handrail will be more expensive than wood handrail but it depends on the wood handrail species.

Is there a price difference between interior railing and exterior railing?

No. In general, there is not a price difference between interior railing and exterior railing. You will typically use the same components for both applications — handrail, posts, clips, etc.

The only time there may be a slight price difference is if you have a coastal application. In these cases, it’s best to order your posts in 2205 Stainless Steel (What is 2205 Stainless Steel?). The premium corrosion resistance of 2205 makes it slightly more expensive, about $100 more than normal posts.

Are there ways to save money with glass railing?

Yes, there are budget-friendly options for all systems, including glass railing. Much of the cost will fluctuate depending on the type of glass railing system that you choose. For example, choosing to use the Surface Mount Spigot system will reduce your overall cost — while choosing 2205 Stainless Steel Posts will make it more expensive.

What else do I need for my glass railing?

Nothing! From glass panels to hardware to handrail, Viewrail offers every component you need for a complete glass railing system. Each glass system comes in both framed and frameless options.

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