Base Shoe Railings System

Glass Base Rail System with U-Channel


  • Frameless design
  • Tempered and laminated glass
  • Protected from wind and draft
  • Easy to clean
  • Does not require regular adjustment
  • Often installed as fences and railings

Base Shoe is a modern glass railing made of metal channels, glass and various fasteners.

This is a frameless version of the railing, used mainly as a fence for stairs, balconies and loggias. Due to its simple design, these railings are durable and do not require periodic maintenance.

As a rule, this type of construction is supplied without top rails, but you can always order them from us.

What are base shoe railings made of?

These railings contain lower aluminum U-channels into which both 1/2″ tempered glass panels and 9/16″ laminated glass panels can be inserted.

Also included are special clamps that connect the glass to each other at its joints.

At your request, we can add metal or wooden handrails, which will perfectly complement the overall design of the structure.

Glass railings installed in the base rail - Demo image

Differences from other types of railings

Unlike Post, Spigot and Stanoff Systems, glass railings with U-channels are designed to be installed as glass railings on external decks and balconies. With a simple yet durable construction, the Base Shoe is resistant to both moisture and strong winds.

Base Shoe Railings do not require additional side space for installation and securely mount to the floor.

Types of glass railings produced by CLG - Demo image

Learn more about the types of railings manufactured by CLG and their applications.

For your convenience, we have developed visual 3D model. You can view them in more detail by clicking the button below. 

*The model is a demonstration and may differ from the final design

Let customers speak for us

16:51 28 Apr 21
They done work for me. Excellent work, big respect to the guys. They were very polite and professional with what they are doing
Renan Roberto CostaRenan Roberto Costa
22:39 21 Apr 21
I must say that at first I was a bit concerned due to the fact that I had no personal contact with anyone. Everything was through the phone, even the payment was programmed. However, they were very professional, very patient (I was pushing a bit to have it soon) and cordial from the beginning to the end. The glass is very good and they even cleaned it for me on the spot. Thank you once again. I surely recommend.
Rick WestRick West
22:42 26 Nov 20
Excellent place with professionnel great services. Parking is Available easily.
Alexander MontesAlexander Montes
17:30 18 Mar 19
Crystal Lake Glass did an amazing job installing the shower door for my bathroom! Excellent quality and service!

Frequently asked questions

How much do glass railings cost?

Usually the cost of glass railings ranges from $200 to $500 per linear foot. The final price is affected by both the type of glass and hardware. The price for project is custom tailored  to each client’s need. 

Our representative will consult you, and find out your requirements and wishes for the project. We will inform you of the full cost of the work after all details are summarized.

The average lead time for an order is two to three weeks. It all depends on the size and complexity of the project.

Glass railings are made from durable tempered glass and do not require special care. If the railing needs to be wiped down, normal glass cleaners can be used.

As for the metal inserts and hardware, all of it are made of high grade stainless steel that resistant to rust and can be cleaned with standard stainless steel cleaners.

Glass railings are just as safe to use as traditional wood or iron railings. For railings, we use only tempered glass, which is much stronger than usual, thanks to special heat treatment process.

All our products can be equipped with metal or wooden handrails, that will guarantee the safety of the people using it. For extra safety we offer high strength laminated glass. This type of glass is almost as strong as bulletproof panels.

Yes, glass railings can be easily and securely installed on your deck. Our glass railings are rust resistant, thanks to high grade aluminum and stainless steel hardware.
We work with both residential and commercial clients. We have extensive experience in the manufacture and installation of railings.
We provide a five-year warranty for all products and a one-year warranty for installation services.

Still have questions? Fill out the contact form and our specialists will advise you on all issues free of charge.