Measuring for Glass Railing

Glass Railing Deck Panels

Viewrail has the ability to ship all over the USA, and because of this, we had to find a way to receive accurate on-site measurements without having to go out to thousands of job sites across the country. We also had to find a way to make it easy enough for an inexperienced individual to provide those measurements. With our to-scale acrylic templates, we have found the solution.

Measuring for glass sounds like something that would be scary, but truthfully is extremely easy. When a customer is ready to proceed with the order Viewrail overnight ships a set of scale templates with instructions.

These templates are cut out identical to the dimensions of the product you will be installing. Upon receipt of the templates, simply follow the instructions and mount them in place where you are planning on mounting the actual supports. We provide tape and screws that will work to hold them in place. At that point, it’s an easy outside to outside measurement.

Once all your run measurements are recorded, they are sent back to our Glass Project Coordinators, reviewed, and supplied to our in house engineering team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I measure individual panels, or the entire run?

With the templates we need the measurement of the entire run and our engineers will determine individual panels.

How do I mount the templates down?

We send double sided construction tape and small finish screws with each template kit. If you don’t want to use the screws on the deck surface, then the double sided tape will work great.

How do I know which runs are which?

Every glass quote is provided with a project layout PDF. On this PDF you will find your layout with run labels. Simply notate which run you are measuring on the template form and you are all set.

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