What is the glass panel deck railing?
Glass panel deck balustrades are glass panels installed on the deck to expand deck views and living Spaces. The balustrade system consists mainly of glass panel caulk, railings and posts. Uprights are thick, vertical pieces that provide strength to your railing. The railing runs horizontally between the posts at the top and bottom of the railing. “Fill” is a decorative term used to fill the pieces of a rectangle created by posts and railings. For glass balustrades, the “caulk” is an all-glass panel or individual glass balustrade.
What kind of glass do you use for a deck railing?
Nothing beats glass when it comes to expanding your deck view and making your outdoor living space feel larger. Glass railings provide a solid, sturdy structure for the perimeter of your deck without compromising your view. They also bring in light and make your deck space feel more spacious. Glass is a sturdy and durable balustrade option that doesn’t require a lot of regular maintenance other than light cleaning.
Glass railings should be made using strong toughened glass panels or railings. Unlike other forms of glass, tempered glass is particularly tough when treated. Tempered glass is heat-treated to make it stronger and less brittle than ordinary glass. First, the glass is heated to extremely high temperatures and then cooled rapidly. This forges the glass panel into an incredibly hardened surface that is at least four times stronger than the original glass. Tempered glass is also designed for safe breaking – in the rare case that tempered glass does break, it snaps into small, round pieces rather than large, sharp pieces.
Are glass deck railings hard to keep clean?
At Eaisia home, we only sell products that can be used to build quality, low maintenance decks. Each glass railing system is strong and safe, requiring little regular maintenance compared to wood railing that needs to be checked for rot and replaced regularly. The most regular maintenance you must perform on the glass railing is regular cleaning, which is as simple as spraying it with glass cleaner and wiping it down with a clean rag or sponge. You can also mix two tablespoons of dishwashing liquid with warm water and wipe the glass railing with a rag or absorbent to make it shine.
Are glass deck railings expensive?
Home Advisor puts the range at $150 to $850 per linear foot, with an average of $500 per foot, slightly higher than our estimate. Cost guides recommend an installation cost of $140 to $270 per linear foot, but consider a narrower range of materials. As you’ll see below, some glass costs $270 per foot, if you don’t factor in the cost of posts, LIDS, glazing, and brackets.
Your exact cost will depend on the quality, style and size of the glass deck railing you choose as well as installation factors.
Are glass deck railings safe?
If you’ve ever felt glass deck railings, you know how strong and secure they are when properly installed. Glass deck railings use toughened glass panels that are specially treated to be four times or more stronger than regular glass.
How to set the height of glass panel deck railing?
It’s easy to get caught up in big decisions when planning your family’s new outdoor space. Does your backyard feel like a timeless metal railing system or more like smooth stainless steel cable railing wire? Does your deck have a clear, open atmosphere that works with glass panel deck railing? Or do you want customizable railing options, such as those offered by the Composite railing brand?
All of these ideas are crucial to creating a design and layout that you’ll love! However, the first thing you should be aware of is the height of the railings you need to install on the deck. Be sure to check your local specific building codes before purchasing and installing new and improved deck railings.
The following are general rules of thumb for standard deck railing heights based on building codes throughout the United States.
Deck railing height should be at least 36 inches, measured from the top edge of the top railing down to the deck surface. This applies to all residential decks in the vast majority of the United States, although some states have different requirements.
In some parts of the country, deck railings must reach a height of 42 inches above the deck surface. You will also need to meet the higher 42-inch railing requirements for commercial platforms and balconies (such as restaurants, bars, museums, multifamily homes, apartments, or any platform on the third or higher floors).
Specification for spacing between glass railing posts
In general, manufactured deck railing posts should not be spaced more than 8 feet apart according to the international Building Code IBC. If deck railing posts are spaced more than 8 feet apart, it becomes extremely difficult to meet safety requirements, as they should hold up to 200 pounds of weight. Pressure in any direction at any point on the railing panel or post. Again, the railings should be installed close enough together so that the space between them is less than 4 inches. This is to prevent injuries to children or pets from falling through the wide opening. However, sometimes local building codes have stricter rules, so check with your local building department before beginning the deck-building process.
How to fix the U-shaped groove of the glass railing?
The glass railing has excellent permeability, beautiful appearance and convenient installation, so it is widely welcomed by people. So how to fix the U slot of the glass railing?
Lay the board on the ground, then set auxiliary tape on the board to facilitate the setting of the glass door in the back, and then put U slots. Note that the spacing of each U slot needs to be consistent. After the U slot is stable, the glass plate can be installed, which can be reinforced with special glue. Finally, the stainless steel sealing plate and stainless steel fence are set up to seal the edge.
How do you install glass deck railing panels?
Each glass deck railing system is installed differently. Some glass railings have a top and bottom rail to hold the glass panels in place. Others, secure the glass between the posts without the use of top or bottom guides.
For railing based systems, some railings include dedicated glass railing connectors. Other products have slots built into their top and bottom rails for the rails to slide into.
Whatever system you use, Easia home’s team of experienced deck project planners can help guide you through the installation. Just contact us to find a system you can install with our help.