Glass Railings

Glass Railings

Solar Innovations®’s glass railings are designed for residential and commercial applications. The dry glazed mounting shoe provides a cleaner, simpler installation (as compared to wet set railing systems) that delivers excellent performance, long term serviceability, and adjust-ability.

Glass railings are a very popular piece of architecture in today’s culture. Walking through malls, airports, and hotels you see glass railings. The railing helps create a modern architectural design to the space. There are many different styles and manufacturers of glass railing systems.

ASTM E985-00 Approved

Solar Innovations® received ASTM E985-00 approval utilizing its Hinged Glass Handrail Sill (Pat: Test reports are available for both our top rail and projected hand rail options.  This handrail sill includes a base member including a top surface and a u-shaped interior channel indented from the top surface and shaped to receive the glass panel. The sill also includes a wedge member which can be removable and is secured between the sill plate and the first side.

Railing System Design

The basis of the design is a stainless steel shoe which holds a solid piece of glass in place, typically ½” tempered. Each piece of glass within the railing system is completely independent of the next. None of the glass pieces will touch, allowing a small space between each section. The top of the glass can be either exposed or fit with a round stainless steel cap. Railing systems can also be incorporated into the solid glass. Each section of glass will be formed with three openings for the Stainless Steel posts which support the railing.


The standard height of Solar Innovations®’s glass railings is 42” with the railing mounted at 36”. As with all Solar Innovations® products, custom sizes are welcomed. The length is unlimited; we will work with whatever size you require. The glass used on the railing system can have a tint or a design etched into the piece to achieve a more unique look. To discuss your glass railing project, please contact your Solar Innovations® sales representative.