Railing Types to Avoid
Not all railings, or even cable railings, are made to the same standards of quality. There is a reason we only offer cable railings in either all-steel or all-stainless steel construction. Other metals and other cable types do not offer the quality that our customers rely on us for. For example, aluminum railings are fast to corrode and especially cannot handle environmental conditions near saltwater. Glass railings also fall short of expectations, as the glass infill creates odd light effects and can distort your view depending on the time of day. A glass railing looks great in a magazine, but not in person.
The type of cable that you choose for your railing also matters. We prefer to use steel cable or stainless steel cables that are rated for marine use. That means it withstands even saltwater conditions. These cables are exceptionally strong, so that they can be thin and sleek. Compare that to thick galvanized, vinyl or powder-coated cables, which all can warp and breakdown from sun exposure, nevermind more challenging elements.
If you’ve found a picket railing, a wood railing, or other kind of railing that you admire, we can create the look without sacrificing quality. Our railings are available in a wide range of finishes. We can add wood top rails or wood balusters to improve the character and warmth of a metal railing. And, we can create complex, curved and intricate designs with custom welding and other skills. Talk to us about what you want your railing to look like today.