I. Reason and sign you should get an outdoor railing
1. Complement your outdoor space
Because metal railings are naturally durable, recent searches show that they don’t require as much maintenance as other types of railings. These days, you can get powder-coated metal railings that require no maintenance, but you may want to hose them down once in a while. Most metal railings can be powder-coated, which is a long-lasting alternative to regular paint that will not chip, peel, or crack. If your railings are in a typical outdoor setting, we recommend cleaning them at least once a year. Those who live near water or a pool should have their railings inspected and cleaned at least once every six months. Check out our previous post on how to properly clean metal handrails.
2. Low pricing compare to the quality
Although aluminium is not the cheapest option, do you really want a cheap railing in your home? Metal is expensive, but that’s because it’s more durable and doesn’t need to be maintained as other materials do. Wood, despite being less expensive, requires more maintenance, repairs, and supplies. Metal railings are also more cost-effective in the long run because they last longer than wood ones.
3. Safety for your deck and stair
As a result of the high vertical drop, railings on decks and ledges are essential. They aid in the protection of curious children, wild animals, inebriated or uninformed grownups and others. If you need fencing around your house, you also need a rail for your patio deck and stair.
II. Type of metal railing systems
1. Aluminum railings
It cost around $70 per linear foot. Aluminium is a light, sturdy yet flexible material. It can easily withstand harsh weather conditions like wind, rain, snow, ice, and UV rays. There is a good chance that aluminium railings will last for many years. Besides, these railings account for the most used metal railing.
2. Stainless steel
For railing systems, steel is often preferred over aluminium because of its superior strength and toughness. When it comes to aesthetics, steel has several distinct advantages: As the protective layer of aluminium’s oxidation deteriorates, it turns white and sometimes pits. You can get $150 per linear foot.
3. Iron rail
When compared to other gate materials, such as wood or vinyl, wrought iron is extremely strong and long-lasting. You can be confident that this investment will last you a long time because of its high resistance to dents, bending, and shock damage. You can get the price for about $150 per linear foot.
4. Bronze railing
Phosphor bronze cable railing infill and hardware are now available from Ultra-tec, the industry leader in cable railing infill and hardware. In terms of long-term design flexibility, Ultra-tec bronze hardware and cable railing infill offer the best of both worlds with its cable and compatibility with both pitched and level runs. Incorporating warm metal colours with marble, glass, wood, and other natural materials, our phosphor bronze cable railing and hardware add a luxurious touch to any interior or exterior project.
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