Fortress Al13 Home Glass Railing
Get started with the simple steps below to purchase your customized Fortress railing systems.
We strongly recommend following the Fortress Railing installation guides for best results.
Step 1: Select Railing Panel
- Fortress glass rail top and bottom rails are available in 6’ sections.
- The height of the deck railing will be determined by the size of the glass chosen.
- DeckMart offers glass panel widths in 5” increments from 31.25” to 61.25”.
- If the deck/porch height is above-grade 5' or more, your handrail should be 42" high (from the deck surface).
- If the deck/porch height is less than 5' above-grade, your handrail should be 36" high (from the deck surface).
- If the deck/porch height is less than 2' above-grade, a railing is not required.
Note: Glass rail top and bottom rails must be installed with an Accent Top Rail (ATR) or a drink rail attached with Fortress cap rail clips. (See Step 3)
How to order glass panels
|Glass Widths||Between Post Spacing|
|12.25”||15” to 20” [381mm x 508mm]|
|18.25”||21” to 26” [533mm x 660mm]|
|24.25”||27” to 32” [686mm x 813mm]|
|31.25”||34” to 39” [868mm x 991mm]|
|36.25”||39” to 44” [991mm x 1118mm]|
|41.25”||44” to 49” [1118mm x 1245mm]|
|46.25”||49” to 54” [1245mm x 1372mm]|
|51.25”||54” to 59” [1372mm x 1499mm]|
|56.25”||59” to 64” [1499mm x 1626mm]|
|61.25”||64” to 69” [1626mm x 1753mm]|
Step 2: Select Post Kits
- Fortress Posts kits are available in 2"x2" and 3"x3" options.
- Posts are available in various heights to accommodate 36", 42" and 48" railing systems.
- Post kits include post base covers (post skirts). Post caps are sold separately.
- Posts can be installed with Proud Post application and Over-The-Post application. For Over-The-Post applications use 2"x2" posts.
Choose Blank or Pre-Attached
Fortress AL13 Home posts
Step 3: Top Rail
- For Accent Top Rails (ATR), use over-the-post (OTP) splices.
- For drink rails, attach with Fortress cap rail clips.
Fortress AL13 Home ATR & splices
Step 4: Final Touches - Fortress Accents
- Strong and durable die-cast aluminum post caps with optional LED lighting system
- Energy efficient LED lighting
- Versatile – use with a variety of deck railing and railing systems
- Use with wood, composite, vinyl, or Fortress™ railing metal posts
- Most Fortress Accents™ components are ETL Listed
- Virtually maintenance-free, backed by a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty
Fortress Al13 Home Gate Kit
Add accessibility and security to your Fortress deck railings with beautiful aluminum gate kits.
- 100% rust-roof
- Strong, durable aluminum construction (superior to wood or vinyl)
- Color will not fade
- Highly resistant to dents, bending, and shock damage
Gate selection tips:
- Gate uprights are available in heights of 32.5”, 40” and 44.5”.
- Uprights accommodate custom-sized gates up to 48” wide.
- Use double-gates for wider openings
- Rail panel and gate hardware sold separately.
- Simplified installation: Innovative construction provides easy drop-in solution for simple and quick installation.
- Clear-view aesthetic: Fortress glass rail offers high visibility and a clean look, without compromising quality.
- Flexibility: Choose from multiple top railing and post options for ultimate design flexibility.