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.
Aluminum railings are a mid-range option when it comes to railing materials. Aluminum infill is used is used in many railing systems like our eGlass Picket™ system. Aluminum is durable, corrosion resistant (especially when powder coated), and also fire resistant. With glass as the infill, like our eGlass Element™, eGlass Solid™, and eGlass Vision™ systems, the price increases due to the addition of a glass panel. With our Carefree Clean™ coating, the glass panels can be cleaned just as easily as the aluminum parts (with a little dish soap and water), making them considerably less expensive to maintain than other railing options. When choosing eGlass your railings will look great for decades to come.
For the eGlass system glass railing cost comparisons below, the base price was calculated by estimating a simple 10-foot straight section of railing consisting of three posts and two 55.625" panels of 1/4" glass for a finished railing height of 36". For the eGlass Picket™ system the glass panels were replaced with 20 pickets and an eGlass Element™ system top rail was used. Prices will vary depending on if you need custom glass, the height of your railing, the mounting style and how thick the glass is that you choose to use.