Tempered Glass Railings: The Benefits of a Clear View

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The benefits of tempered glass railings aren’t simply for the clear view they offer. There are several other reasons we want to share, helping homeowners make their buying decisions on which deck railings are right for them!

The Benefits of Tempered Glass Railings

Tempered glass is often used in exterior deck railings for several reasons. These include:


Tempered glass railings provide a sturdy barrier, enhancing safety without obstructing your view. Perfect for balconies, decks, and staircases, they offer peace of mind for families and businesses alike.


Tempered Glass Railings

Engineered to withstand the elements, tempered glass railings are resistant to scratches, chips, and corrosion. With minimal maintenance, they retain their clarity and elegance for years to come. In addition, tempered glass is less likely to break due to thermal stress or weathering.

Aesthetic Appeal

Tempered glass also provides a sleek and modern look to exterior spaces. Its transparency allows for unobstructed views, making it an attractive option for deck railings. Especially where maintaining the view is desirable in the many beautiful places we enjoy across North America!

DIY Tempered Glass Railings

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As discussed on our tempered safety glass finishes page

Tempered glass is heat treated, and as such – this process increases the glass strength value to 5 times that of standard or annealed glass.

In addition, when regular no- tempered glass breaks, the pieces contain irregular shapes with razor sharp points and edges. Tempered glass will break into consistent tiny pieces, around ¼ of an inch in size, and the edges are much more blunt. This makes it a much safer material overall for use in exterior railings.

Many building codes and regulations require the use of safety glass in certain applications, especially in areas where there’s a risk of falling, such as decks and balconies.

At Dek Rail, our railing designs are made for easy installations. With modular designs and straightforward installation process, our railings are a hassle-free choice for your next DIY project.

Enjoy a seamless installation experience and elevate your space with the beauty and functionality of our DIY railings. Contact us today to learn more!