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The Pros and Cons of Getting a Glass Railing

benefits to glass railings

With all the options available for your railing system, it’s hard to decide which one to get for your home. The usual aluminum and cable railing options are common for homes, but if you want to stand out, you may consider a glass railing system.

Here are some pros and cons of glass railings that you should know before opting for them!

Pros of Glass Railings

Here are some of the benefits of glass railings.

Visual Appeal

There’s no doubt that glass railings look absolutely gorgeous. They’re clean and contemporary and make your home look very elegant, leaving a real impression on your visitors and raising the value of your house!


Glass railings also keep the view from being obstructed. Depending on where you want your railing system installed, you may want to be able to see on the other side, which a glass railing will let you do!


You might think railings made of glass are fragile and easy to break, but this isn’t the case! Glass railings are made from very thick tempered glass, which is very strong and durable. It’s highly unlikely that everyday use can cause these railings to break or crack.

Easy Installation

Glass railings are available in framed or frameless options, and some are quite easy to install. The total time and effort needed will depend on the number of panels and the size of each panel, but the process itself is quite simple and takes minimal time.

cons of glass railings


Despite the benefits, there are also some fair disadvantages to glass railings.

Higher Price

Glass railings are much more expensive than your regular railing systems. While to some, the benefits to gain from glass railings - particularly when it comes to the property value - may offset this cost, it can be significant to others. For specific types of glass, the cost can go even higher.


Just like windows and doors in your home made of glass, these railings will have to be cleaned on the inside constantly and the outside to ensure they keep looking nice. Depending on where you live, your weather conditions may require them to be cleaned more often, which can be quite bothersome.

However, the actual cleaning process isn’t very difficult - you can clean your glass railings the same way you clean your windows.

If you’re looking for interior glass installation in Dallas to handle your glass railings, Shower Doors in Dallas can do the job! All you have to do is tell us what you need, and we’ll handle all the rest.

Contact us now for more information on glass railings and how to go about the process.

If you are looking for custom shower glass or shower doors in Dallas, call us today at 214-530-5483, or contact us online to schedule your free estimate