Polycarbonate vs. Laminated Glass

 The Case of the Polycarbonate Pool Project Question: Dear Glass Detective, I’m thinking of using ¼-inch or 3/8-inch polycarbonate rather than laminated glass for a deck railing system. The deck is about 10 feet above a pool and I don’t want to take any chances of damage should furniture, etc. hit the glass in a […]

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What Type of Glass Do I Use in a Glass Railing System?

Follow the Glass Detective as he takes on The Case of the Reticent Railing Remodeler. Find out what glass thickness is safe for porch railing building codes and what other safety factors to consider.

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The Case of the Glass Stairway Railing

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the glass stairway railing and answers a question about the best type of glass to use for railings and balcony barriers. Safety is paramount in these cases so read on to find out more.

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The Case of the Glass Staircase Railing

Question: Dear Glass Detective, We would like glass to go clear down to our stair landing. We know it needs to be safety glass. If one were to fall down the stairs, into the glass, and break through it, they would fall another 5ft. down to a deck. We assume a guard rail might be […]

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Glass Railing Systems

The Case of the Reticent Railing Remodeler Dear Glass Detective, Would you please advise me whether to choose between laminated or tempered glass for a frameless glass railing system on my balcony in the 4th floor of a building? Will ½” glass be considered safe or should I ask for a thicker glass? I want […]

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