"Solutions You Can LEAN On"
Interior Glass Railings
Custom Glass Railings
Frameless Glass Railings
Floating Glass Railings
Component Glass Railings
Glass guardrails offer strength and safety while doing little to obstruct views of our beautiful corner of the world. Apex Railing Solutions, LLC offers several glass guardrail styles—in custom and component systems for both interior and exterior applications. Please see the Materials and Options page to learn more about custom and component guardrail systems.
We use tempered and tempered-laminated glass in our products, all custom-cut per project, ensuring proper fit, uniform appearance and safety. As an added measure of safety, all exposed edges are flat polished and sharp corners are dressed to make them smooth to the touch. This added step improves the appearance of the glass as well.
Corners, transitions to stairs, and guardrail runs longer than 18-feet make it necessary to make field splices. Our top rail field splices are flush, producing a tight and discrete seam, because they utilize an inside sleeve at the joint, as opposed to the bulky over-sleeve components many other systems use. The result is a sleek, continuous top rail.
While glass does require periodic cleaning, the majority of our clients report that, aside from little-people’s hands and pet noses, glass guardrails require cleaning about as frequently as the windows on their homes.
“Topless” Guardrails & Tempered vs. Laminated-tempered Glass:
Apex Railing Solutions, LLC offers two glass guardrail systems that are designed without a top rail. Our Frameless Glass and Shoe-mount Glass guardrails produce the least obstruction of any glass guardrail system we offer. Sightlines are dramatically improved as the thickness of the glass and design of it’s supporting structure eliminate the need for a top rail.
The International Residential Code (IRC) does not require that a top rail be used in residential (one and two-family dwelling) guardrail systems. However, local jurisdictions may elect to impose more-stringent requirements and require top rails on all glass guardrail systems. Regarding the glass itself, the IRC specifies that tempered glass is an acceptable material for use in guardrails. Again, local jurisdictions may elect to impose more-stringent requirements and require glass be laminated-tempered, which can dramatically affect the per-foot price of a glass guardrail system. Apex Railing Solutions, LLC makes every effort to monitor and conform to these local modifications, but it is the customer’s responsibility to know what the local requirements are.