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Why Dry Glaze Glass Railing Makes Sense

Solutions for simplified installation Evolution of glass railing system innovation saves time and money. For glass installers and metal fabricators alike, profitability on the job means getting in and out of the job as quickly as possible and getting the job done without any hiccups. Ensuring quality work is equally as important. Fortunately, dry glaze glass […]

Metal Railings Are What We Do Every Day

We live and breathe metal railings — steel, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, and bronze, metal railing components and systems are what we do every day. Since the start of R & B Wagner in 1955, Adolph A. Wagner manufactured components for pipe railings that are still sold to this day. A.A. Wagner was the first […]

Easier Installation Makes Glass Railings Ideal

Embrace glass railings and thrive Why the time is now to seize the opportunity. With glass trending upward in architectural design and growing in demand in the North American market, it’s time to embrace glass railings and grow your business. Products provide easier installation. Tempered glass now offers a readily available material option that provides […]

April is National Inventor’s Month

 At Wagner, Innovation is a core value and has been since the beginning. During his time at Wagner Iron Works, Adolph A. Wagner had already proven his talents as an inventor by receiving several patents and developing a line of hydraulically operated tractor loaders. He also was the first to introduce stamped handrail brackets and the […]

Glass Railing Shoe Molding

Glass railings have been around for some time now. Early installs sandwiched glass between two structural steel angle — set in place with grout or silicone. However, as glass railings became more popular, several companies introduced an extruded aluminum base glass rail base shoe molding specifically designed to accept 1/2″ tempered, monolithic glass. Once the glass […]

Is a Top Railing Required For Glass Railing — Update

Is a top railing required for glass railing? If it is monolithic tempered glass, the simple answer is “yes,” according to the International Code Council. (The 2015 International Building Code has added an exception that permits the elimination of a top rail if laminated, tempered glass is used and it is approved by the local […]

2015 IBC Requirements for Laminated Tempered Glass

A major change went into effect for the 2015 IBC. Glass railing applications may no longer use monolithic tempered glass as a glass balustrade or as infill. There are exceptions but they are limited to areas where there is no walking area below the glass railing. This was a reaction to several instances where monolithic […]

IRC 2018 Glass Railing Requirements

While this is not yet in effect, the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) will include a code requirement for glass railing that is similar to the wording in the IBC. R308.4.4.1 Structural glass baluster panels. Guards with structural glass baluster panels shall be installed with an attached top rail or handrail. The top rail or […]

Setting Glass in Glass Railing Base Shoe Molding

The glass may be set into the shoe with a wet or a dry glaze process.  Click here to learn more about Wagner’s PanelGrip® dry-glaze The following wet glaze method is historically the most common in setting glass in base shoe molding. It requires a “wet” filler of either quick setting expansion cement or silicone. […]

The Curse of Being in the Railing Business

So I’m sitting on the couch watching the World Series last night (Go Cubs!) and I see this during a commercial. I was taken aback. Do you see what I see? Probably not, unless, like me, you look at railing everywhere you go. Where’s the top rail on the glass railing at the top right? […]

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