As occupants move outdoors, Trex Commercial’s glass windscreen offers protection from the elements

by Brianna Crandall — June 3, 2022 — Trex Commercial, a national provider of engineering and manufacturing architectural railing systems for commercial building applications, is taking outdoor design projects to new heights with the introduction of Ocula, its newest glass windscreen system. Inspired by the success of the company’s award-winning Ascent post-supported glass windscreen, Ocula offers optimal versatility with its innovative post-free, clamp-supported design.

Trex Commercial Ocula glass windscreen by walkwayLaura Rygielski Preston, president of Trex Commercial, remarked:

Our new Ocula system not only provides protection from the elements, but also enhances views and sophistication with its sleek, unobstructed styling. The innovative clamp support system delivers a virtually invisible barrier and is highly customizable to accommodate any outdoor setting.

Ideal for elevated overlooks, pool surroundings and balcony dividers, or to mitigate wind tunneling in courtyards and other open areas, Ocula is an ultra-streamlined windscreen system designed to divert wind while elevating architectural aesthetics. At guardrail height (43”), the system can withstand winds loads up to 86psf — 8x the amount of a standard windscreen. As height is increased, it can withstand wind loads up to 54psf, still far exceeding industry standards, notes the company.

Trex Commercial Ocula glass windscreen by pool with componentsOcula features stainless steel clamps suitable for interior or exterior applications and can be paired with view-optimizing clear glass for a barely-there look, or frosted or fritted glass for enhanced privacy. The system is offered in three standard heights for guardrail (43”), pool surround (48”) or balcony divider (60”). Custom heights are also available, along with multiple top cap and handrail options.

Rygielski Preston noted:

A glass windscreen offers the perfect marriage of form, function and freedom. Architects no longer have to rely on visually obstructive and confining walls to protect patrons and property from unpleasant dust and gusty winds. With systems like Ascent and Ocula, they can create open, airy environments that celebrate surrounding views while keeping patrons comfortable and sheltered from wind and debris.

For more information about Ocula and other windscreen options from Trex Commercial, visit the company’s website.

Minneapolis-based Trex Commercial is a national provider of architectural railings for commercial applications, in operation since 1990. It is a subsidiary of Winchester, VA-based Trex Company, a manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing stocked in more than 6,700 retail locations worldwide, with nearly 30 years of product experience.