Benefits of Aluminum Railing
Aluminum railing has been around for many years, yet, until recently, it wasn’t as popular as the other options that are available. For years, aluminum railing has been covered by the options of steel, wood, and iron. It is now easier than ever to highlight the benefits of aluminum railing to those looking to install a railing system in their home or commercial building. Let’s compare each option and then discuss the benefits of aluminum railing.
The benefits of aluminum railing over the other options is easy to see right off the bat. Aluminum is one of the strongest and lightest materials that is used to create fine decorative cable railings. Because aluminum is so lightweight, it’s also simple to install fine cable railings over existing railings. There are few cons to using this material, though.
The next thing we’ll look at when discussing the benefits of aluminum railing are the pros and cons of different deck railing systems. Let’s start with the pros of stainless steel. Stainless steel decking is one of the most durable and attractive materials out there. It comes in a variety of colors, styles, and stains and has a professional look that many homeowners and builders find appealing.
Another pro of manufactured deck railings is its durability and low maintenance. Although stainless steel has some advantages over aluminum, it does have some disadvantages as well. Some of the biggest pros of manufactured deck railings include the fact that it’s a very versatile material and that it’s designed to last for a very long time. Other pros and cons include the fact that it usually doesn’t require any painting, staining, or even touch up if it’s already painted or stained.
If you’re looking for an all around decking material, one of the better alternatives out there that compliments almost any home design is glass railings. Glass railings are made of different materials, but typically consist of PVC or some kind of composite material. Some of the benefits of glass railings include its ability to provide natural light and to be a stylish alternative to other types of materials.
One last option that offers benefits of aluminum railing is to look into coated options. Like vinyl systems, there are pros and cons to coated railings. If you’re going with a more natural-looking option, than a coated option may be a better choice. For those with an extreme budget and home design needs, repainted options are available.
This article was written by Bob Elliot, Bob is the sales/design consultant for Pyramid Aluminum Inc. Pyramid Aluminum Inc is dedicated to providing installation of aluminum in Clearwater, FL designed with an eye to detail and built for the long-lasting value our clients deserve. We are fully equipped to handle any project in the Tampa Bay area. Residential or commercial, no job is too large or too small!