Cable railing works great with a variety of post types, though it its important to choose a post type that can effectively withstand the tension of your cables. Otherwise loosening or buckling can occur over time.
Steel and stainless steel post systems are our most popular choices. With several colors and finishes to choose from, it’s not hard to find a look that will match your tastes. Metal posts can also withstand greater tensions with profiles as small as 2″ square, making them the perfect choice if your goal is to preserve your view. Our preferred brand of post is Gatorshield® by U.S. Wholesale Pipe and Tube.
Wood posts are another popular choice. While the posts themselves need to be bulkier in order to withstand the tension, 4×6 or 6×6 posts made from your choice of wood can add warmth and texture to your railing system.
We can also install fascia-mounted posts for your railing. Installed on the edge of the walkway rather than on top of it, fascia-mounted posts are the right choice if you want to maximize the surface area of a small deck or walkway. This gives a cleaner look to your deck, while also giving the deck a larger, more accessible surface.