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How to Choose a Glass Deck Railing System

Glass Railings | June 29, 2021

If you are looking for a modern, stylish, and high-visibility railing system for your home, look no further than a glass deck railing system. Available in framed and frameless options, glass railing systems are safe options that allow for unobstructed views of the landscapes around your home. Though they provide exceptional visibility and safety, many homeowners believe that glass railing systems are too difficult to install on their own. As leading providers of aluminum, cable, and glass railing systems, Vista Railing Systems knows how challenging it can be to choose the right option for your home. That is why our team has compiled some information on how to choose a glass deck railing system.

Types of Glass Deck Railing Systems

Glass deck railing systems are available in two configurations. Knowing the difference between these options will allow you to choose the perfect system for your needs.


Framed glass railing systems combine exceptional visibility with enhanced safety, making them a common choice for most homes. These systems utilize a frame and top rail that “frames” each glass panel, giving users a rail to lean on. Framed systems optimize safety and comfort, but they sacrifice a small amount of visibility compared to frameless systems.


Frameless glass railing systems offer unobstructed visibility, making them perfect for enjoying beautiful views. Frameless glass systems use only posts on each side of a panel without top or bottom railings. This optimizes visibility but also removes the ability to comfortably lean on them and will require a thicker (typically laminated) glass panel.

What to Look for in a Glass Railing System

To ensure that you are getting the best system for your home, it is important to know what to look for. A quality glass railing system should provide:

Clear Installation Instructions

If you want to install a railing system by yourself, it should come with instructions that are clear, easy to follow, and provide comprehensive information for each step. At Vista Railing Systems, each of our glass railing systems includes clear installation guides to ensure easy and efficient assembly.

Easy Assembly

Many aluminum, cable, and glass railing systems can be exceptionally difficult to assemble and install for homeowners. That is why every glass railing system we provide is designed for simple and straightforward assembly. Our framed glass systems feature fully pre-assembled and sleeved posts while our frameless glass panels can be quickly slid into place. This ensures a professional fit and finish in less time.

Quality that Lasts

Your railing system should deliver years of reliable enjoyment for your home. That is why every glass railing system we provide features powder-coated aluminum components and tempered glass for optimal durability and minimal maintenance requirements.

To learn more about glass railing systems and how to choose the right option for your home, get in touch with Vista Railing Systems. Our team can be reached through our online contact form and will work with you to deliver the perfect solution.