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View our new PanelGrip2 Glass Railing Installation Video

Wagner, previously first-to-market with the industry’s pioneering dry glaze structural railing solution, is building upon the legacy of its already highly-efficient PanelGrip® system with the new streamlined design of PanelGrip 2. By offering enhanced durability and a lighter weight single aluminum base shoe moulding, the PanelGrip 2 design effectively reduces shipping, labor and inventory costs […]

Exciting New Developments in our Cable Railing Offering

We are pleased to announce two exciting new developments within the Wagner Companies cable rail offering which will make cable railing projects easier and more economical going forward. Intermediate Post Spacing Increased to 48” Required tension on cable reduced to 225 lbs. Intermediate posts/supports can now be spaced up to a maximum of 48” apart […]

How Should You Specify Glass With Holes or Angles

Use plywood to create templates of your finished glass requirements. Cut the pieces to size and place holes as needed for brackets. Send the templates to your glass supplier so that they can prepare your glass to match your template.

Stainless Steel Weld Joint Guideline

Guideline for Weld Joint — Fabricated Stainless Steel Components to be welded must have “Class 1″, “Class 2” , “Class 3″ or “Special” cosmetic classification prior to acceptance of Customer Purchase Order. Specifications are as follows: Class 1 FillerWelder will add filler so no under-cut will be present. 1/2” Root. Class 2 FusionWelder will add […]

Mind Over Matter

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter — Mark Twain

What Is “The Ladder Effect”?

The 2000 International Residential Code (IRC) states that guardrails . . . shall not be constructed with horizontal members or other ornamental pattern that results in a ladder effect. It has never been in the International Building Code (IBC). This was removed in the 2001 code cycle and was published in the 2001 IRC supplement. […]

Building Codes for Handrail and Guard Railings

Prior to using any railing products, it is incumbent on designers, fabricators and installers to make themselves familiar with local building codes that apply to their applications. Most municipalities and local code bodies do not write code — they adopt codes prepared by various code bodies. Historically, model codes were prepared by code bodies such […]

Win with Winnie

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won — Winston Churchill

What’s An Estimator?

Someone who does precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those with questionable knowledge.

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LEGATO RAILING COLLECTION

Straightforward installation and the ability to customize your look.

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Lighted Railing Installation

Installation instructions for Lumenrail®

Lighting

Cable Railing Installation

Learn about Ultra-tec® cable cutting, swaging measurements and how to install cable railing.

 

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