Professional Cable Railing Installation in Richmond

Richmond, CA’s choice for balcony railing, stair railing, safety railing & more

Cable railing systems have come a long way in aesthetics and structure. Today, these systems are fashionable and sleek, offer an array of design options, effortlessly complement different home styles, and provide unobstructed views. These are great reasons you should consider installing cable railings.

Bay Area Cable Railing is a reputable railing company with years of experience and a stellar track record of exceptional services. Discover cable railing systems that won’t make you compromise between safety and beauty. Our custom-fabricated railing systems will never buckle, warp, or sag. They’re also virtually maintenance free, making your rails the ultimate investment for your property.

These cable railings were installed by our pros in Richmond

“I love my new railing. I was not sure how this tupe of railing was going to work out but Tom Salas made me feel very comfortable as he explained process from beginning to end. All his people were very professional, friendly and expedient. I would happily recommend this company.”

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Why Cable Railing?

  • Incredibly strong – we use type-316 marine-grade stainless steel for all applications. The alloy has a tensile strength of 84,000 PSI, meaning it would take a team of fully grown elephants to snap even a single cable.
  • Incredibly thin – Even glass railings get dirty, but our cable railings will never block your view.
  • Incredibly low maintenance – the cables we use are built for marine applications, so they can withstand years of abuse without losing their luster. Just wipe or occasionally hose down your railings to keep them looking brand new.
  • Incredibly versatile – Our railing systems look great in a wide variety of design contexts, and can be customized with unique posts, hand rails, and hardware to create a one-of-a-kind appearance.
Balcony cable railiings
Custom Cable railings installed by our pros on decks and balconies

We Install It All

  • Hand railings
  • Deck railings
  • Porch railings
  • Stair railings
  • Balcony railings
  • Rooftop railings
  • Pool fencing
  • Stainless steel railings
  • Aluminum railing
  • Steel metal railing
  • Glass infill railing
  • Powder-coating railing
  • Custom post caps
  • Custom infills
  • Custom hardware and fasteners
  • Custom finishes
  • Fascia mounts
  • Galvanized railing
  • Corrosion resistant railing
  • And more

All of our railing systems are masterfully installed with nearly invisible welding, high-tension cables that will not require to be tightened, and a variety of custom features to choose from. We can also match your home or business’s aesthetics with sleek stainless steel, craftsman wood posts and caps, farmhouse chic exposed hardware, or anything you can dream of. Finally, all of our cable rail systems are installed to be extremely safe and fully code compliant, so you’ll never have to worry about your installation.

Railings installed by our team

The “Ladder Effect”

There have been concerns over the years that the ladder-like nature of cable rails presents a climbing risk for children. According to The National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) and The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the risk is minimal compared to patio furniture.

The study shows that deck hazards are common and more dangerous, and installing cable railings is an effective solution to mitigate such scenarios. Data revealed the probability of fall injuries is higher in windows, doors, and fences. Adults should be vigilant in observing safety regardless of the railing installed.

Residential Cable Railings

A cable rail is also an excellent choices for a home, whether you have a single detached property or a condominium. We create railings that are safe for everyone to use, including children and the elderly. We typical recommend a steel railing for a home, and can add wood or a decorative baluster or post caps to make the railing warmer and more appealing. Whether you need a hand railing, a balcony railing, or something for your stairs, a cable railing can suit the style of your home.

Our cable railing systems are suitable for indoors or outdoors. They can serve as safety railings around a balcony, a yard, or even a pool. Our systems are fully customizable to work with the aesthetics of your home and property. Our most popular options include stainless steel cable railing and matte black railing, but we’re happy to customize your colors and finishes to complement your property.

Custom interior cable railings

Commercial Cable Railing

Our team is well versed with the unique needs of different commercial properties. We can create large, stable railings to reduce your liability and help you meet or exceed building code requirements. We recommend stainless steel cable for most commercial environments as they offer more strength and durability.

Also, we focus on the beauty of our railings, ensuring that it reinforces the quality brand impression that you want to make in customers. Unlike an aluminum railing, our railings offer a high-end look, and we can include custom-welded elements. Every building including hotels, restaurants, offices and retail locations, can be elevated with a cable rating.

Cable railing system installed on a commercial property by our team
Balcony cable railing system
Interior cable railings installed by our team

Complement Your Architecture

Cable barriers are compatible with most architectural styles, from contemporary to rustic and traditional. A cable railing is an excellent option if you are still determining the railing suited to your architecture and interior design. A railing contractor can easily install cable railing with existing wood, metal, and composite railings to achieve your desired style. Many people feel that concrete slabs don’t blend nicely with wooden railings, but cable railings are the exception. You can create a sophisticated appearance appealing to concrete surfaces with stainless steel cable railings.

Many of our components are available in multiple finishes, and all of our components are painstakingly drilled and welded to look great from any angle. Much of our metal is custom fabricated by us, or by trusted suppliers, so no two cable rail systems are exactly the same. So whether you want a sleek, stainless steel railing system that lets you enjoy an unobstructed view, deck railing systems that incorporate stairway railing and snake around existing landscaping, or a wood railing system that stands as its own architectural feature, we can help you craft the perfect cable rail system to exceed your expectations.

For handrails, choose from sleek stainless steel, powder-coated steel, natural wood, stained wood, and more. For hardware, we offer a wide variety of fastener, bracket, and anchor grip hardware. We offer many of our hand rail options as post and baluster/ballustrade options as well, and can also offer custom spacing for a unique look. You can even choose for your railing to be mounted directly into the flooring or decking, or fascia mounted to maximize available square footage.

Deck Cable Railings with a wood finish

Proper Installation Guarantees Safety

Cable deflection is one of the most crucial safety issues. We use the stiffest cable and proper spacing, optimizing the quality of results without compromising safety or structural integrity. If you want to assess the quality of installation, try passing a 4-inch ball between the cables. A properly installed cable railing system shouldn’t allow the ball to pass; if it does, hire a professional railing service for maintenance.

Modern cable railings offer enhanced durability and strength, guaranteeing the safety of your loved ones for years to come. We leverage innovative equipment and expertise to improve the quality of railing installation and schedule follow-up inspections to re-tension and address signs of deterioration. If you notice stretching or relaxing in the cables, hire a professional as soon as possible to eliminate potential safety hazards.

Standard Installation Guidelines

Lastly, cable railing systems are suitable for your home to ensure the safety of everyone on the premises and abide by city guidelines and HOA requirements. This may include spacing, local requirements, and installation techniques. The recommended spacing for cable railing is between 3-4 inches, and each cable should withstand a maximum pressure of at least 200 lbs. of force. We adhere to standard installation guidelines, ensuring your rails meet the recommended safety standards. You risk safety hazards and hefty fines if you don’t follow building codes.

While cable railing is a fairly simple concept and can be installed using various hardware tools, hiring a professional railing service is crucial. We leverage state-of-the-art equipment and expertise to improve the quality of installation. Contact us at Bay Area Cable Railing and schedule a consultation with our representatives.

Our team installed these railings that provide strength and safety

Choose Bay Area Cable Railing

We are a full time, dedicated railing contractor in Richmond that offers exceptionally high-quality railing systems. Co-owner and lead installer, Tom Salas, personally oversees every single railing that we install. His experience in fine metalwork and carpentry ensures that our railings are crafted with expert craftsmanship. Beauty isn’t necessary, but it isn’t everything. Tom will catch even the smallest errors in your railing before they can cause issues. In the end, you’ll have a railing that you can lean on.

All of our systems are custom built from the best materials the railing industry has to offer. Custom building our systems means that we can offer more options than your typical hand railing installer. Whether you could benefit from fascia-mount railings that maximize floor space on your deck, rooftop, or balcony, or whether you need a few hairpin turns to unify a longer, more complex railing system, our team is beyond prepared for the job.  If you need a new, high-quality railing in Richmond, reach out to us at Bay Area Cable Railing today.

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