Glass Railing Systems for DIY Deck Builds

Glass railing systems allow for a great view with a modern, upscale look that is sure to impress. Ideal for both residential as well as commercial projects.

DecksDirect offers two types of solutions for glass railing shoppers. These two types can be thought of as one-stop-shop and just-add-glass systems. One-stop-shop systems come complete with pre-cut glass panels. Just-add-glass systems require you to source glass locally from a qualified glass professional.

Glass Panel Railing and Glass Baluster Railing Options

Lakeside installation of InvisiRail Glass Railing System

InvisiRail Glass Railing

For ultimate convenience, DecksDirect offers the InvisiRail Glass Railing System. Order the entire rail system all in one place for delivery to your home or jobsite; there's no need to source glass elsewhere. The system features thin posts and brackets, which are hardly noticeable. For customization, brackets can install into wood posts. Either way, your view will take center stage with InvisiRail framing the deck.

InvisiRail Glass Panels are available in many sizes to accommodate your unique deck layout. At 38-1/2 inches high, panels build a 42 inch tall rail using InvisiPosts or wood posts. The special design of InvisiRail's glass panels includes holes for the top brackets and slots for the bottom brackets. The glass is strong and durable, having undergone tempering, heat soaking, and beveling. All panels are 10 mm thick, and feature safety corners that won't harm children or pets.

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Wrap around deck featuring Fortress Pureview Railing SystemFortress Aluminum Pureview Glass Panel Rail

Fortress offers a glass railing system that combines easy installation with full glass panels that won't block your view! Panels are available in a variety of sizes to fit your deck plans. Everything ships together from DecksDirect so there's no need to source glass locally.

Fortress offers full panels of durable tempered glass that won't block your view. Panels are available in two heights and several lengths to accommodate your unique deck layout. Use 33 inch tall glass panels for a 36 inch glass rail height or choose 39 inch tall panels for a 42 inch glass rail height. Panels are 1/4 inch thick and slide into the channels of Fortress Pure View Rails for a secure fit. DecksDirect takes extreme care in shipping these panels, so you can be confident your glass will arrive in perfect condition!

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Just-Add-Glass Options

Multi-level deck featuring Westburry Veranda Glass Railing SystemWestbury Veranda Glass Railing System

The Westbury Veranda style of aluminum railing utilizes glass panel infill to allow your view to shine through unimpeded. Powder-coated aluminum with a fine-grain texture is a high-end detail you won't find in many other railing lines, and it forms a sturdy framework for tempered glass panels. Note: does not offer glass panels for this system. 1/4 inch thick panels must be sourced locally.

Westbury's beautiful line of high-quality aluminum railing is now available for building an outstanding glass rail system. Reveal the view beyond the deck by combining tempered glass panels (not sold by DecksDirect) with the two-rail design of the Veranda glass railing system. Four sturdy level brackets are included with each set of rails, which can be used to build a 36" rail or 42" rail. The three textured finishes look great with clear or tinted glass, and pair nicely with rail sections of other Westbury railing lines for areas that may not need an unobstructed view.

Glass panels (use 1/4 inch thick tempered glass) install securely inside EPDM rubber gaskets, which is the same type of rubber used for automotive windshields. The gaskets run the length of the top and bottom rail for a secure connection, and allowing 2-7/8 inches of open space on both ends of the glass panel when installing allows for air flow. To install glass rails on an angle or for stair sections, simply purchase the appropriate bracket sets.

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Lakeside installation of Century Aluminum Scenic Railing SystemCentury Aluminum - Scenic Glass Railing System

Century Aluminum Railing offers the innovative Scenic Glass Railing system which is comprised of only powder-coated steel posts and large glass panels, making for a spectacular view with little maintenance needed. There is no need for top or bottom rails; grooved channels on the posts allow 10 mm glass panels to slide in with ease.

Century Aluminum Products offer quality without the need to sacrifice your view, with posts available in white or textured black. Glass panels sold separately.

Without connectors or adapters, Scenic Posts by Century Aluminum Railings make installing a beautiful glass railing system simpler than competitors. The integrated glass channel built into Scenic Posts allows the glass to slide securely into place without additional parts or pieces. The design of the channel allows for angles from 0 to 22.5 degrees using the End Post, 0 to 45 degrees using the Line Post, and from 90 to 135 degrees using the Corner Post. Wall posts and end posts have one channel, line posts have two channels to secure glass on opposite sides, and corner posts have channels on two adjacent sides. This system is secure without a top or bottom horizontal rail, so all you'll see is your view!

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