FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

OUR ALUMINUM RAILING SYSTEM

Our line of aluminum railings is an engineered system that exceeds the BOCA requirements for spacing and loading. We offer numerous aluminum railing models to complement virtually any architectural style, all made from the best maintenance-free parts available -- powder-coated aluminum, tempered glass, and stainless steel fasteners.

Our most extensive and flexible aluminum railing system allows the Builder or Installer to handle any standard or custom installation. The two main types of railing are glass panel system consisting of an aluminum frame with tempered glass panels, and a picket system that uses either component pickets or pre-welded picket panels for strength and ease of installation. Both glass and picket systems feature a snap-on top rail and sturdy external sleeves.

WHAT TOP RAILS ARE AVAILABLE?

We feature both an extruded aluminum Round Top and Square Top rail. By using either top rail with the smaller (1-5/8" square) or larger (2-1/2" square) post, all architectural styles from classic to contemporary can be matched.

WHAT TYPE OF POST MOUNTINGS ARE AVAILABLE?

Both our larger and smaller aluminum posts can be configured to attach to the deck either on the top surface or on the fascia (the side of the deck).

WHAT IS POWDER COATING & WHY USE IT?

Powder coating is one of the most durable exterior finishes available today. It is used on many metal items that are exposed to the weather because, as a finish, it is the best way to insure durability, weather resistance, and color retention. A powder-coated finish is part paint and part polyester sealer/resin. The finish is applied as a powder, electrostatically, and while held to the metal this way, is baked in an oven. It is baked at a hot enough temperature so, in effect, the outside layer of the metal fuses with the melted powder forming a hard, weather-resistant finish.

Railing Pro's railings are made of aluminum (will not rust) and the exposed surfaces are finished with a powder-coat finish. Wooden railings, even when painted or stained, are likely to rot, decay, peel or fade, and are prone to a buildup of mold and mildew.

Our railings virtually eliminate the maintenance problems associated with old wooden railings. No painting, no repainting, no rust, no priming, no staining, no recoats ... we could go on. If you've ever spent the time required (every year!) to maintain a wooden railing, you will truly appreciate being able to devote your time to something more pleasing to you.

WHAT STANDARD COLORS ARE AVAILABLE?

Colors will appear differently on different browsers, and so are approximate.

 
GLOSS WHITE - A medium to high-gloss white

 
BLACK VELVET - A medium-gloss black

 
RAILING BEIGE - A medium to high-gloss beige

 
SANDALWOOD - A medium to high-gloss darker beige

 
FOREST GREEN - A medium-gloss green (a lighter shade than 'metal roof green')

 
GRAY - A medium-gloss pale grey

 
RIDEAU BROWN - A medium to high-gloss dark mocha

CUSTOM COLORS : TWO OPTIONS

STANDARD CUSTOM

We have two color charts of pre-existing additional colors that are available in powder coat, approximately 200 colors total. Use of these colors adds approximately 3+ weeks to the production time and adds custom color charges that will be dependent on the color chosen and the size of the project.

CUSTOM

We can custom match, in powder coat, practically any color sample you may have. As you might imagine this can add significant time to the production process since we must allow time for you to approve of a test strip of the custom match color.

Please note that even though a railing color is matched to the color of a home's siding, for example, the various materials with their differing textures and finishes may tend to cause coloring to appear slightly different. The cost for a custom match will include a set-up charge as well as the cost for the actual powder. Please allow sufficient time for production of a custom match color.

(As an alternative many builders are, instead, matching their exterior siding or trim colors to the existing powder-coat colors. This is an excellent way to match colors and save time and money, since matching an exterior house paint or siding color is much less expensive than custom matching your powder-coat finish.)

CUSTOM FABRICATION?

We also love the challenge of custom designs. Let's discuss your needs.

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