Total Safety Without Loss of View
Our glass experts here at Cypress Door & Glass LLC understand how the sleek, translucent look of glass railings can bring great elegance to the office space, storefront, or really any commercial space. Glass-panel and aluminum-post systems create ideal windbreaks and safety barriers, all without any loss of view. Glass railings give open-air spaces an expansive feel while keeping building occupants completely safe. This makes them ideal for applications where building owners want to maximize occupants’ ability to see far away, whether that be the bustling city street below or the rolling hills in the distance.
Glass Railings; The Clear Choice
Whether used as a balcony safety rail or an indoor room divider, glass railings built by Cypress Door & Glass LLC are clearly the ideal for safety and visual appeal. With the correct spacing, glass thickness and post size, our glass railings can be tough enough to withstand 100 mph+ winds outside, while also being sleek and elegant enough to use in lobbies, atriums, breezeways and foyers. They are also available in a number of different tints and textures for applications where privacy is a concern, such as outdoor showers or bedroom balconies. Typically composed of tempered or fully tempered laminated (FTL) glass, the railings we build are usually either 3/8” (standard) or 7/16” (required for commercial use) thick and are available in heights of 36” or 42”.
Typical Glass Railing Configurations:
- Traditional: This is typically the most common railing configuration. It uses long top rails to pass over intermediate posts and butt up with larger/taller end posts, creating a visually pleasing binary pattern on top of the rail. Traditional railing installations require fewer glass cuts and have a greater flexibility of use.
- Post to Post: This configuration is just as its name suggests. Top and bottom rails are similar length and butt up against identical-height posts.
- Over the Top: Top rails run “over the top” of intermediate and main posts, while bottom rails butt up in between. This results in a very smooth, continuous horizontal rail very popular as stairway railings or in applications where railings see frequent hand traffic.
- Double Top Rail: This is typically one of the more complex and aesthetically pleasing glass rail designs. It combines the method of top rails running post to post with secondary hand rails.
Want An Even More Unobstructed Look?
With recent cutting edge advances in materials strength, buildings owners can leave out the top and bottom rails and opt for glass panels stabilized by clips. These glass clips hold the panes in place at the top and bottom corners, and are available in several different finishes.
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