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Glass Base Rail System w/ Tilt Lock

Glass Base Rail System w/ Tilt Lock

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Product Description

With clean, modern lines and innovative Tilt Lock technology, the Glass Base Rail System elevates your style and makes it simple to align glass during installation. This system is available in 4, 8 and 12′ lengths, and works well with both ½” and 9/16” thick glass (sold separately). For a chic, fresh vision—choose the Glass Base Rail System.

Key Features

• Made from Anodized Aluminum
• Tilt-Lock Technology enables simple installation
• Compatible with ½” tempered and 9/16” laminated glass
• Comes in 4, 8 and 12′ lengths

Tilt Lock Technology

Perfecting the alignment of your glass panels can be a big headache. Even after installation, high winds can ruin the positioning – or worse, shatter the panels.

The Tilt Lock Technology found in the Glass Base Rail System gently grips the glass during installation. Adjust the panels until they are precisely positioned, then lock down the clips, securing the glass in place.

This revolutionary technology also helps relieve the trouble caused by high winds. Tilt Lock Technology allows the glass panels to flex ever so slightly, maintaining panel alignment and reducing the risk of shattered glass. Even if weather causes the system to shift around, re-aligning the disrupted glass panels is a breeze.

Installing glass can be tricky. Keep the process simple with Tilt Lock Technology.

Includes:
1 12′ channel
1 Full covers with rubber
2 Base Rail End Caps
9 Base Rail Glass Grips
4 Base Rail Gap Fillers
12 Stabilizing Base Rail Washers

Completed Projects

This product has been used in the following "Completed Projects"

    Product Q&A


    Guest
    Bruce Taylor
    1 year 5 months ago

    can the glass base rail system be used on a staircase as well as in a level orientation?

    Support
    1 year 5 months ago

    Hi Bruce,

    The glass base rail system is a great solution for angled applications, and can be cut & mitered to accept corners and transitions! If you need design assistance, give us a call at 1 (866) 226-6536 and we’ll get you in touch with one of our stair & railing experts.

    Best,
    The StairSupplies Support Team

    Guest
    Janna
    1 year 4 months ago

    Can this product be side mounted (facia mount)?

    Support
    1 year 4 months ago

    Hi Janna,

    We are currently working on a fascia mount equivalent to this surface mounted Glass Base Rail system. For more information, please give one of our glass experts a call at 1 (866) 226-6536.

    Best,
    The StairSupplies Support Team

    Guest
    Robert
    1 year 14 days ago

    Is the fascia mounted equivalent available yet?

    Support
    1 year 2 days ago

    Robert, thanks for the question.

    Yes, we have side-mount posts for glass. You can find several options at https://www.stairsupplies.com/product-category/glass-railing/glass-railing-posts/.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    Juan Carlos Arias
    1 year 3 months ago

    Is this system for interior railing application only, or could I use this railing system for a balcony? Do you have a construction detail of how to attach the base/Rail to the floor? Do I need to use screws, now many crews per LF?

    Support
    1 year 3 months ago

    Hi Juan Carlos,

    This system makes a terrific exterior solution. We would recommend you give our team a call at 1 (866) 226-6536 so that we can get you with our glass railing specialists who can provide any details or resources you may need for this product.

    Best,
    The StairSupplies Support Team

    Guest
    Judah
    11 months 21 days ago

    Can someone install this railing themselves for interior?

    Support
    11 months 18 days ago

    Thanks for the question Judah.

    This is definitely a project a DIYer can handle, although you may want to have a second person help you handle the glass panels.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    rob molina
    10 months 4 days ago

    For decks over living spaces, what process of install was recommended to waterproof the penetrations from adhering the base into the deck?

    Support
    9 months 22 days ago

    Thanks for the question Rob.

    For a situation like that we would highly recommend using side-mount posts.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    Pam
    9 months 12 days ago

    What is the height and depth of this rail?

    Support
    9 months 9 days ago

    Thanks for the question Pam.

    I just measured a sample we have here in the office and it was 3 1/16″ deep and 4 1/4″ high.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    Ronal Cwiklinski
    8 months 3 days ago

    Need a 16′ 4″, 10′ 6″ & a 2′ 4″ pieces. Can these overall lengths be purchased?

    Support
    7 months 22 days ago

    Thanks for checking with us Ronal.

    At this time, we only sell 5′ 10′ and 12′ base rail systems.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    Luis Sotero
    5 months 26 days ago

    do your kits come with the glass?

    Support
    5 months 25 days ago

    Thanks for the question Luis.

    Each base rail systems comes with 1 12′ channel; 1 Full cover with rubber; 2 Baserail End Caps; 9 Baserail Glass Grips; 4 Baserail Gap Fillers; and 12 Stabilizing Baserail Washers.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    andy
    4 months 19 days ago

    how wide is the base overall?

    Support
    4 months 15 days ago

    Thanks for the question Andy.

    the baserail is approximately 2 3/4″ wide.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    David
    3 months 29 days ago

    Can you cut to fit? Would this system handle hinges mounted for a small glass door?

    Support
    1 month 15 days ago

    Hi David,

    If you call us and ask for a glass specialist, we can easily get you a quote for any size you need. As for the small glass door, I do not believe we currently have a reliable and code compliant way to do this. Feel free to call in to talk over options for your project.

    Thanks,
    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    Ellen
    3 months 12 days ago

    The railing I’m wanting to replace is the old wooden spindle at top of stairs. It measures less than 4 ft but I could make 4 ft work. Do you sell just one 4 ft piece unit?

    Support
    2 months 17 days ago

    Hi Ellen,

    Definitely! Our standard Base Rail System is 4 feet in length.

    Thanks,
    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    AJ
    3 months 3 days ago

    does the aluminum tilt lock come with the glass or is it purchased separately ?

    Support
    2 months 17 days ago

    Hi AJ,

    Glass Panels must be purchased separately, please call one of our team members for more information at (866) 226-6536.

    Thanks,
    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    Scott
    1 month 22 days ago

    Can these be cut to size? I need 50′.

    Support
    1 month 19 days ago

    Hi Scott,

    If you would like a custom size, please call us to talk with one of our glass specialists.

    Thanks,
    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    mitch
    1 month 22 days ago

    What is the base rail height? Are there 8″ tall options available

    Support
    1 month 20 days ago

    Hello Mitch,

    All of our Base Rail options are 4.25″ tall. If you have any questions, feel free to call in to talk with one of our glass specialists.

    Thank you,
    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    Albert Caiati
    1 month 19 days ago

    Using 1/2″ glass – what is the longest run we can expect for a single segment of the base rail and glass to make a low glass wall – 3′-6″ high?

    Support
    1 month 19 days ago

    Hi Albert,

    Using our Base Rail system, you would be able have a run of 12 feet using a single segment.

    Thanks,
    StairSupplies Customer Support