What are Glass Wind Walls?

26 Aug 2021 Railings

With so many options available for deck railings, it can be difficult to determine which system is best for your needs. If you are looking for a railing system that is designed to optimize wind resistance while providing exceptional visibility, consider a glass wind wall. These systems are ideal for windy areas or shielding areas around pools and hot tubs. As leading providers of aluminum and glass railing solutions, the team at Vista Railing Systems understands the importance of choosing the right option for your home. That is why they have provided some information on what glass wind walls are to help homeowners determine if they are the right choice for their needs.

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Key Features of Glass Wind Walls

Glass wind walls are similar to framed glass railing systems, but they differ in several ways. Key features of glass wind walls include:

Leading Visibility and Wind Protection

Large glass panels allow for complete visibility of surrounding landscapes while minimizing the impact of wind. While picket-based railing systems allow for great visibility, the gaps in the system allow cold wind to pass through with ease. With glass panels that are 30” wide and 54” tall, you can expect optimal wind protection for any area of your home, minimizing cold drafts and airborne debris. Glass wind walls are ideal for areas around pools and hot tubs as they can help keep occupants warm even during windy weather. By utilizing tempered glass, every wind wall system is highly durable and can withstand harsh environmental conditions.

Easy Installation

All glass wind walls feature factory attached sleeved brackets on the posts that simplify and expedite the assembly process, allowing you to enjoy the view as soon as possible. Glass panels can be easily slid into each post, making the final assembly simple and straightforward. While conventional wooden systems often require special tools and additional materials, our glass wind walls can be assembled with standard tools and include everything you need to get the job done right.

Minimal Maintenance

Wood, and steel railing systems require varying degrees of ongoing maintenance to prevent rust, rot, or corrosion. Our powder-coated aluminum railing systems are virtually maintenance free as they require no painting, staining, or intensive cleaning. Each glass panel only requires occasional cleaning with a glass-based cleaning product, minimizing maintenance requirements over time. This allows you to spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your view.

To learn more about glass wind walls and their other glass railing systems, get in touch with Vista Railing Systems. They can be reached by phone and text at 1-800-667-8247 or email at