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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? […]

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 […]

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 and glass clips. Send the templates to your glass supplier so that they can prepare your glass to match your template. Building on a 165-year legacy, Wagner is the go-to resource for metal […]

How to Clean and Maintain Structural Glass in Glass Railing

The name self-cleaning can be misleading and therefore irrespective of how you treat the glass it will still actually require cleaning and maintenance. So, what is self-cleaning glass, and what types of self-cleaning glass are there? Well I would divide this area into two categories, two distinctively different approaches to the same problem 1) Glass […]

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