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PVC Porch Railings Vs. Aluminum Porch Railings

Posted by Holli McRae on 5/14/13 3:39 PM

Porch railings are everywhere AluminumRailing resized 600and almost on any house that has a porch or stairs on the exterior of their home. When purchasing a porch railing system it is important to determine first what materials are available. A decision can be quite difficult especially when you have narrowed it down to either aluminum or PVC. The front porch is always one of the first noticeable features of a home so it is important to make sure you have the right railing.

PVC porch railings can be a great application to use since they are very versatile. PVC railings are able to have a custom radius bent to a specific curved balcony whereas aluminum cannot. It also will not get overly hot since the outer shell is a finished white. This makes PVC a very desirable material to use.

A few benefits of the PVC porch railing system

  • It has aluminum inserts for strength
  • It is available in custom and radius sections
  • It deflects heat
  • Waterproof
  • Low Cost
  • Lightweight
  • 25 year warranty
  • Made in America (If purchased from Worthington Millwork)
  • Preassembled for easy installed

Aluminum railings are also very popular. They are very lightweight and also very strong.  An extruded aluminum rail insert is also used in a PVC railing system for its strength. These porch railings are available in six different colors and are powder coated whereas PVC only comes in one color. The powder coated application ensures lifetime color and comes with a lifetime warranty.

A few benefits about using aluminum railing systems

  • Comes in many different colors with a durable powder coated application
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Easy to install
  • Lightweight
  • Highly durable
  • Made in America (If purchased from Worthington Millwork)
  • Does not rust

Topics: Aluminum Railing, PVC Railing

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