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The Benefits of Choosing Aluminum Railings for Your Patio or Deck

Posted by Worthington Millwork on 9/11/19 5:00 AM

front porch-1Whether you are considering adding a new deck to your home, or it is time to retrofit your front porch, choosing railings for the exterior of your home can feel like an overwhelming task due to the variety of options there are to choose from. However, the right railings will not only improve the safety of your property, but they can also add visual flair to your home's exterior and improve its overall curb appeal. If you are in the market to purchase railings for your deck, porch, or front steps, then you may want to take a moment to consider the benefits aluminum railings could provide. Here is an overview of the top reasons that you should consider aluminum railings for your home. 

 

They are Durable

When buying railings for a porch or deck, it is important that you choose a material that will withstand the elements. This makes aluminum one of the best options, as aluminum railings are extremely durable, and they are not susceptible to rust or corrosion like iron railings; they also will not warp, shrink, splinter, or rot like wooden railings will. Aluminum railings are one of the strongest options available, and they will be able to withstand almost anything that mother nature throws at them in the coming years without showing signs of aging. Regardless of the climate where you live, aluminum railings will provide the best durability and longevity for your money.  

 

Aluminum is Low Maintenance 

Due to their durability, aluminum railings are also extremely low maintenance, which makes them a great option for homeowners who do not want to spend a great deal of time on upkeep. In fact, powder-coated aluminum railings require almost no maintenance to keep them looking beautiful. Unlike other types of railings, aluminum railings never need to be repainted or stained as the powder coating is permanent and will not peel, chip, or crack over time. All that these railings require is an occasional hosing off to remove any dirt and debris. Simply clean your railings every few months to keep them looking like new.   

 

Affordability

When trying to decide on railings for your porch or patio project, you will inevitably have to take your budget into consideration. Fortunately, you likely will not have to worry about your budget if you choose aluminum railings, as aluminum is known for being an extremely affordable railing option. Aluminum railings are much cheaper than steel or wrought iron railings, and while some wooden railings are cheaper than aluminum, they can end up being more expensive in the long-run. Since aluminum railings are so durable, they will last much longer and require much less maintenance than wooden railings. This makes aluminum the most economical option in the long-run as they are cheaper than other metals and will outlive wooden railings.     

 

Beauty

When talking about aluminum railings, you cannot overstate the beauty and elegance that these railings can bring to any home. While safety is a railings' primary function, you should also take the time to choose railings that will help to enhance your home and complete the look of your new/renovated deck or porch. Aluminum is a great option no matter your design preferences or the style of your house, as aluminum railings come in a vast range of colors and designs. There are countless options to choose from with aluminum railings, ensuring that you will be able to find the right railings to fit your house as well as your budget. 

 

While iron, steel, and wood are popular railing options for patios and decks, aluminum is truly unmatched in the value it provides for the price. After installing aluminum decks on your home, you will not have to worry about their appearance or safety for many years to come. Contact us to learn more about aluminum railings and the benefits that they can provide.  

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