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Why Choose Glass Deck Railing?
Since modern glass making was revolutionized in the 1950s, glass has been increasingly used for interior and exterior building applications due to its visibility and versatility. Glass railings are excellent examples of this, adding visibility and versatility to decks, balconies, stairways, pool enclosures, and more. Safety is a main purpose of railings and glass railings are an unobtrusive way to provide safety where you need it, whether inside or outside.
When used in interior applications, glass railings absorb, refract, and transmit light, brightening rooms with natural light and potentially lowering electricity bills. They can also make small areas appear more spacious by providing clear views, particularly in buildings with an open concept, which allows you to focus on the architecture and décor. When used in exterior applications, glass railings allow you to experience unimpeded views of the surrounding landscape. Whether coastal, mountain, desert, cityscape, or something in between, glass railings will showcase your outdoor panorama. In addition, glass railings serve as an excellent windbreak, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space in even the windiest environments.
Step-by-Step Buying Guide
Measure the area(s) where you would like guard rails and/or stair rails. Sketch the layout of your project with the measurements or provide at least one photo of your project with the measurements detailed on the photo(s). For more detailed information see How to Submit Project Measurements and/or How to Measure for Stair Railing.
Click on the green "Request Free Estimate" button at the top of any page of the eGlass Railing website and fill out the form. Be sure to attach your sketch and/or photos.
Glass Railing Installation Instructions
Wondering what the glass railing installation process entails? Visit this page for PDFs of our eGlass Railing system instructions.
Glass Railing Cost Comparison
While glass railing can be expensive up front, its longevity, durability, and low maintenance can make it less expensive than other railing types in the long run.
Wood railings are typically the least expensive per linear foot (about $20-$25 per LF), however, they require frequent upkeep, like painting, staining, and sanding. Even with regular maintenance, they will eventually fade, warp, splinter, rot, split, or get insect infested and need to be replaced, generally within 10-15 years. Vinyl railings are another lower cost option ($20-$40 per LF) and have the potential to last 30+ years depending on how well they are taken care of, but they tend to peel, split, or develop mildew on them within a few years.
Mid-range options are wrought iron ($50-$120 per LF), composite ($60-$140 per LF), and cable ($60-$110 per LF). Wrought iron can last a lifetime, however, it must be painted frequently to prevent corrosion. Like vinyl, composite railing can last for 30+ years, but may fade or stain over time. Cable railing can last for decades when properly maintained through periodic tension adjustment on the cables and applying a passivator to prevent corrosion and staining.
"Everything was higher quality than I even expected and it looks great!"
- Steven (Portland, OR)
"Can I give them a 10 star? AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!! The installation was simple and straight to the point! The quality is beyond luxurious! Once ordered and payed, they were on my door step in less than two weeks! For all my glass railing needs, I will ONLY use eGlass!"
- Dacey (Manassas, VA)
"I’m a DIYer and had an excellent experience with eGlass. It was hard to find a reasonable price elsewhere for glass railings for my deck, but I was very happy with their prices. Randy helped from the estimate to post delivery, even taking time to help with questions during the installation. Great folks, great prices, and fantastic product!"
- Raymond (Concord, NC)
"I submitted my project drawing and within a week received precise engineered drawings and a detailed cost estimate. Materials were delivered promptly and well packaged. I enjoyed the ease of installation, the beauty of the railing complementing our TREX deck, and the preservation of our view! Randy was very helpful answering any questions I had while ordering and installing the railing. I recommend eGlass Railing over the other railing companies I've reached out to in the past. Thank you!"