Tempered Glass Railing System, Straight Stair

Project ID: #1639

Tempered Glass Deck Railing

The minimalistic framed solution of choice for decks and balconies – and even a straight stair – remains premium glass railing assemblies. In order to safely enjoy unparalleled views, homeowners, builders, and designers may use a tempered glass deck railing system.

Therefore the use of tempered or laminated glass is often preferred for these types of deck and balcony applications because of the quality of these railing systems.

Outdoor restaurants, lobbies, auditoriums, banquet halls, theaters, stores, arenas may all employ this guardrail design. Because it remains as sturdy as it is beautiful. Pretty great, right?

Specifications for Tempered Glass Railing System

Next – what do you need to create the look for this project? We used the following:

  • 2″ wide steel handrail
  • 1 1/2″ square steel posts
  • 3/8″ thick clear tempered glass panels
  • Galvanized coating
  • Satin Black powder coat
  • Measured
  • Installed

Check out this Glass Rail on Deck and Balcony with Decorative Posts

Specifications for Straight Staircase

Then we added a straight stair to the deck:

  • Steel channel stringers
  • Metal pans for tile steps
  • Prepped for tempered glass deck rail system
  • Galvanized coating
  • 42″ deep concrete footing(s)
  • Measured
  • Installed


Waterfront applications – where the railing needs to fade from view, like ocean views, riverside, lakefront, and pondscapes – often use a tempered glass railing system. Premium glass stairway railings are therefore the most popular choice of glass stair railing.

Additionally these are often considered in urban applications. Anything from city walkways, outdoor cafes, cafes and bars, playgrounds and skatepark facilities. A glass deck railing can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications.

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Bottom Line

Knowing the right options for your project can be hard. Nevertheless, choosing a sturdy and beautiful railing does not have to be a complicated process. First you start with the basics of design – existing patterns or pattern you like, and colors that you think work best.

Then if you have any questions, or want to learn more about choosing a glass deck railing, talk with our experts. They’ll help you plan the perfect choice. For your convenience, we offer a wide selection of popular designs for railing.

So please contact us with any design questions. We will make your decision fast and easy. Our design experts will help, so don’t hesitate to call us. Because it’s important to do your research and to make sure you know which tempered glass railing system is right for you. Then you can have a beautiful, safe, comfortable house!