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Aluminum Railings for Commercial Office Space

Posted on 3/24/20 5:00 AM

Commercial property owners know the value (and requirement) of quality railings at their office properties. You need to keep your tenants safe by preventing slip and falls accidents; and you need to keep your office buildings up to code. Finally, high quality aluminum railings add an element of style and a quality finishing touch to the appearance of your building.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Add a Deck Railing on Your Investment Property

Posted on 3/17/20 5:00 AM

Are you looking for a way to make your investment property safer, more attractive, more marketable, or more profitable? Here are the reasons adding a deck railing on your investment property is a way to accomplish those goals.  

The Building Code May Require a Deck Railing

The international codes for residential and commercial buildings require deck railings for decks more than 30 inches above the grade. The local building code for the municipality your property is located in may have a different standard.

For safety reasons, building codes also regulate deck features such as rail height, baluster spacing, and guardrail strength. It's important to invest in high-quality railings that meet building code standards. As a property owner, you're also responsible for seeing that the deck is installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. Low-quality materials or improper installation can expose you to liability.

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6 Advantages of Aluminum Railings

Posted on 3/5/20 5:00 AM

If you need a railing in your home, whether it's to safeguard the edge of an open loft or to provide an attractive boundary around the edge of your back deck, you have a slew of different materials you could choose. However, if you compare them all side-by-side, you're going to find that aluminum is the one that is the best value for your money.

 

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What Should Color Should I Paint a Top Railing?

Posted on 3/4/20 5:00 AM

If you're planning on building a deck, one of your most important considerations is the type of railing you'll need. In additional to keeping people safe, deck railing is also attractive, especially when the right top railing color is used. Here are four factors to consider when choosing a color for a top deck railing, along with how to select a color for an interior railing.

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How to Choose a Color Palette for Your Home's Hardware, Surfaces, and Architectural Finishes

Posted on 2/25/20 5:00 AM

 

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Tips to Help You Match Your Staircase to Your Home’s Recent Renovations

Posted on 2/13/20 5:00 AM

So you recently renovated your home, and every part of it, from the bathroom to the kitchen looks new and feels fresh. Well, congratulations and welcome to the world of comfortable living. However, despite everything being all fresh, the stairway seems out of place, and now all it does is remind you of the way your house previously looked. If this is your current predicament, you'll be surprised to know you're not alone. During interior renovation projects, most homeowners often direct their attention to other surfaces around the home and forget the staircase. Fortunately, it's never too late. Here are several things you can do to give your home's staircase a lift and get it to match your home's recent renovation.

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Tips to Help You Choose Railings for Your New Deck

Posted on 2/4/20 5:00 AM

When building a deck, it is important that you choose the right railings in order to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. However, you will also want to make sure that you choose a railing that is not only functional, but that is also beautiful and will continue to be so for years to come. Yet, with so many options for deck railing on the market, how will you know which will be the right option for your home? Here is a look at a few things that you should take into consideration when choosing deck railing for your home to ensure that you make the right choice.

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How to Make your Deck Winter-Ready

Posted on 1/14/20 5:00 AM

Is your deck winter ready? Probably not, and we are not surprised. With much to take care of before the first frost, your deck is probably the least of your worries. But it should be. The short snowy days and longer extra cold nights of winter can leave severe damage to your deck, patio, or porch. This is notably worse if you live in an area with harsh winters. So, as much as all you want to do is stay indoors and snuggle up, it's essential you prepare your deck for winter. 

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Building a Balcony, Should You Use Aluminum Railing or a Balustrade System for Safety?

Posted on 1/7/20 5:00 AM

Building a new balcony is an exciting time for any homeowner. Maybe you decided to make an overlook to enhance the front of your home or a leisurely upper deck where you can admire your backyard from above. Balconies are something that almost any two-story home can have, especially if you also have room for a door in the upper floorplan. Some people cut back the top of the home for a balcony, though most build a pillar-supported deck balcony which becomes (or already was) the lower porch roof.


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Aluminum Railings vs. Steel Railings for Your Deck

Posted on 12/26/19 5:00 AM

Planning to switch out your old deck railings for new ones but torn between aluminum and steel? Well, you're not alone. This is a puzzle most homeowners are often unable to solve, and we don't blame them as both metals pack closely related perks. Even though we don't have a cut and dried answer, we'll help you determine the best between the two by comparing the two materials.

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What's the Best Railing Material for Cold Weather Decks and Porches?

Posted on 12/4/19 5:00 AM

When adding a railing  system to a porch or deck, it is important that climate is taken into consideration when choosing the material for your railings. This is particularly critical in colder climates, as extreme temperature fluctuations and moist weather conditions can wreak havoc on certain building materials. Choosing a durable railing material is particularly critical in areas that see harsh winters, as railings can provide the safety and stability needed to prevent accidental injuries, and potentially fatal falls, when there is snow and ice on the ground. 

 

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Balustrade System: Choosing the Right Design for Your Project

Posted on 11/13/19 5:00 AM

A balustrade system is an excellent addition to any home. It's especially ideal if you're looking to add style and sophistication to your home without having to do some major construction work. Besides home, balusters are also a great addition to commercial buildings. However, for them to play their role well, you need first to consider the design you want, as there are plenty of balustrade styles in the market currently. Fortunately, you're in good company as described herein are some of the factors you ought to consider while selecting the right design for the balusters.

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Top Four Mistakes to Avoid During Aluminum Railing Installation

Posted on 10/29/19 5:00 AM

Aluminum is one of the most popular metals when it comes to railing materials. This is, however, no surprise as it's highly customizable, boasts excellent versatility, and at the same time, it's durable and requires little to no maintenance. When used as a fence, for instance, aluminum railings not only create a polished appearance but are also highly functional. So if you chose aluminum railings for your pool area or fence, then you've made the right choice. If you've also decided to handle the installation, here is an outline of some of the mistakes you should avoid so the process can be a breeze!

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Aging in Place Comfortably with Aluminum Railing

Posted on 10/9/19 5:00 AM

Aging in place is one of the best forms of retirement there is. You can make long-term plans to enjoy your home, staying connected with family and living in the place you find more comfortable and familiar. Of course, the idea of comfortable changes with us as we age. One of the best things you can do for yourself when planning to age in place is to make subtle upgrades to the home that will make life easier over time.

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Smart Places for Aluminum Railing in a Family Home

Posted on 10/2/19 5:00 AM

Aluminum Railing is one of the most versatile types of fencing available. Durable, attractive, and sturdy for such a lightweight material, aluminum makes a fantastic railing design for both indoor and outdoor rails. In a family home where there are small children, pets, and visiting grandchildren, aluminum railing is an incredibly smart investment and not just around balconies and decks.


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