The glass may be set into the shoe with a wet or dry glaze process. Our method of dry glazing is utilizing the Wagner PanelGrip®
The following wet glaze method is historically the most common in setting glass in shoe moulding. It requires a “wet” filler of either quick setting expansion cement or silicone. The new PanelGrip system provides a dry mount option that will reduce glass setting labor costs by 75%.
In a wet mount system, the general procedure for setting the glass is as follows:
- Place setting blocks into the shoe to center the glass, provide support, and prevent glass-to-metal contact. The setting block does not need to run continuously and should be placed 1/4 the width of the lite of glass from each end. Spraying glass cleaner on the setting blocks can make later glass placement easier.
- Set the glass into the setting blocks. Use shims to position the glass vertically plumb. Align your glass for its final position.
- Affix the glass into the shoe moulding using a filler. As mentioned earlier, the choice of filler may vary depending on the installer and specifications. Some installers will use a silicone or expansion cement. Some will use a combination of the two. By far, the most common filler used are quick-setting expansion cements such as Rockite. Do not use epoxy-based fillers.
- Insert a backing rod and top with silicone for exterior applications to prevent water accumulation. Otherwise, use our gasket along the top.