Glasrail is fiberglass. Therefore, it has tremendous advantages over traditional wood, PVC, aluminum, and steel railings. With Glasrail, fewer posts are required for a given span. This means you save money because the installation is quicker, there are fewer penetrations into the deck surface, reducing the likelihood of water intrusion. The Glasrail system's cost rivals that over our competitors. Additionally, over the long term, Glasrail is less expensive because its life span is far greater.
HOW IT'S MADE
Glasrail's pickets and handrail components are made from fiberglass-reinforced polymers (FRP). The process of making FRP railing systems allows our products to be low maintenance, extremely strong, and resistant to almost any climate.
When comparing Glasrail's cost to wood and metal systems, it is very competitive with our prices, but the real savings start to add up two, five, ten years down the road. Glasrail is unaffected by weather changes and actually becomes stronger in freezing temperatures. Other systems, such as PVC, can become brittle in cold temperatures and soft in hot temperatures.
Glassrail Railing Systems is extremely versatile and can fit almost any need. Below are some of our most popular options.
TWO TONE RAILINGS
BREAD LOAF TOP RAILING
GRAB HAND RAIL SYSTEM
SHADOW BOTTOM RAIL
NATURAL PROPERTIES OF FIBERGLASS
- Resistant to salt, corrosion, and chemicals
- High strength-to-weight ratio
- Low maintenance
- Improved aesthetics - straight, consistent coloring
- Limited Warranty
- No compromise of strength over the life of the product
- Dent resistant
- U. V. and weather resistant
- Tested at -50% F
ADVANTAGES OF FIBERGLASS RAILING SYSTEMS
Aside from Glasrail's systems being less expensive, there are many other advantages of using our fiberglass railing systems:
Fiberglass has earned a reputation as a smart choice for green building products because of its energy-efficiency characteristics. Fiberglass is made from silica sand, an abundant natural resource that is readily available almost everywhere. Fiberglass also contributes to long product life and low life cycle costs. These attributes are critical when creating a sustainable product. Fiberglass products can contribute to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credit programs.
Over time, wood rots, steel rusts, and aluminum corrode. Most PVC and plastic railings have steel frames which in time, will corrode. In fact, both start to degrade the day you install them.
EASY TO ASSEMBLE
Glasrail Deck Railings come completely assembled. Simply measure the distance between attaching points, cut to length minus 1" allowing for end cap thickness, slip end caps on, place 4" block under each end and screw brackets to wall or post. Walk away and enjoy!
Glasrail's proprietary combination of colorfast pigmented resins and spun fiber reinforcement, along with our UV baked coating make it virtually impervious to weathering.
EXCEEDS ICC AND IRC CODE REQUIREMENTS
Glasrail meets and exceeds ICC and IRC code requirements for dimension, safety, and strength. The high mechanical strengths of fiberglass are increased by Glasrail's design.
Similar colors are impregnated throughout the material. If scratched or damaged, is easily touched up or repaired.