Glass Railing system for outdoor deck

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Forum topic by snowdog posted 01-01-2009 05:54 PM 4543 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2009 05:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: glass railing deck

I am looking for what to buy:

Can anyone make a recommendation or have experience with glass railing systems for outdoor decks? I am looking for what to buy, of course I would install it myself so easy is not a bad feature <laugh>

I did a little research and can’t find much on the topic that is helpful. I didn’t see anything at HomeDepot at least not when I did a “glass rail” search.

12×12 deck 2 sides 24 lf – you think it would be simple.

Any info is appreciated.


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#1 posted 01-01-2009 06:05 PM

I did a search for glass deck instead of glass railings and i found some that advertise as ease for home owners.

I think I’ve seem them at Home Depot or Lowes but it was just a glance so I’m not sure.

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#2 posted 09-10-2012 10:08 AM

Glass railing are wonderful addition to any home. I think you should use tempered or tinted glass for privacy.

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#3 posted 09-10-2012 11:00 AM

I looked for glass rail systems about 5 years back and it was very expensive, 24 linear ft was about $3000 just for parts. Let us know what you find. I would still be interested in it if it were less expensive.

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#4 posted 09-12-2012 04:16 PM

Maybe this will help you:

Glass is the expensive part. If you want metal post and rails, contact a local welder and see how much it’d cost to build frames to hold the glass (also from a local supplier). The last time I priced tempered glass it was fairly reasonable locally compared to internet sources. It came out to essentially a wash because the local taxes were cheaper than the cost of shipping large glass sheets.

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