DeckMart Building Supplies

Fortress Al13 Home Glass Railing

Fortress has transformed the glass railing industry. No longer are these systems complex to order and install. Fortress has created a simplified system with an easy drop-in solution. 
Choose this clear-view design for a sleek, modern aesthetic coupled with low-maintenance living.

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: Railing Panels
STEP 2: Post Kits
STEP 3: Top Rails
STEP 4: Final Touches
STEP 1: Railing Panels
Fortress Traditional Aluminum Railing Al13Home with Drink Rail

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.
- Choose 31.5” glass panels for 36” rails.
- Choose 39” glass panels for 42” rail height.
- Custom glass panels can be ordered from a glass manufacturer to achieve alternate heights.
  • DeckMart offers glass panel widths in 5” increments from 31.25” to 61.25”.
Check your local building codes to ensure height compliance. 
The following requirements apply in Ontario:
  • 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: Post Kits
Fortres Drink Rail with Proud Post application

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.
Fortress Over-The-Post application
Fortress Over-The-Post application
Fortress Proud Post Application
Fortress Proud Post Application

Choose Blank or Pre-Attached

Fortress aluminum railing posts are available as blank posts and posts with pre-attached brackets.
Pre-attached brackets allow for easy installation, simplified ordering, and consistent quality.
STEP 3: Top Rails
Fortress Traditional Aluminum Railing Al13Home with over-the-post application

Step 3: Top Rail

Choose an Accent Top Rail or drink rail to complete your deck railings.
  • For Accent Top Rails (ATR), use over-the-post (OTP) splices.
  • For drink rails, attach with Fortress cap rail clips.
Find everything you need for this step in the product selection below.
STEP 4: Final Touches
Fortress accents-LED outdoor lighting

Step 4: Final Touches - Fortress Accents

Put the finishing touches on your deck railings with brilliant Fortress accents. Attractive post caps and post base covers complete the look. Waterproof LED light kits enhance any style. And a unique built-in thermal management system features a power supply option with timer and dimmer to make lighting efficient and convenient. Find everything you need to complete your railing system, right here.

Key Features

  • 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 Accents

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.

Key features

  • 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.
Choose your preferred aesthetic:
Available in 2 premium textured finishes – each engineered to withstand the elements.
Fortress Al13 home railing Colors and finish

Order Railing in 5 Simple Steps

1. Select your colour
Fortress glass railing systems are available in 2 colours: 
Matte White & Black Sand
2. Determine the number of sections you’ll need
Fortress glass rail is available in 6’ sections.
3. Choose the height of your railing
Check local building codes to ensure compliance.
4. Order your Fortress railing parts
Select the glass rail and kits you desire to create your custom deck railing.
See the tabs above for more details on specific deck supplies.
5. Add the finishing touches
Enhance your Fortress railing with lighting, accessories, and a Fortress gate—for the ultimate outdoor oasis.
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