The Chesapeake VA Scenic Glass Railing options we offer are typically for newer, more modern home designs, offering a classy and clear deck viewing experience. Scenic glass offers a see-through railing and an ultra sleek appearance. The aluminum frame holds separated glass panels in this design. You can purchase this railing design with either clear or frosted glass.
Glass railing is priced as a commodity that does fluctuate in price. You should be able to buy glass for a deck rails for about $40 perlinearl foot. You will need to provide the exact measurements of each piece and the thickness when ordering. Using glass railing is an interesting choice that wonderfully preserves views. However, scenic glass railing is very expensive and is only used in selected positions around the deck.
Installing glass rails will usually require you to build the rail frame first and take precise measurements to custom order the tempered safety glass. Because glass is very heavy we recommend spacing the rail posts no more than 5 feet apart. Using a wood top and bottom rail you will need to create a channel to place the glass in by using a router. The channel will usually be 3/8” thick and ½” deep to support the glass. You will need to subtract about 3” from both sides of the opening when ordering the glass to leave space for your hands during installation. If you don’t have the time or tools to do this yourself but want the amazing modern look it gives your home then give us a call!