Cable Railings and Why you Want Them

Cable Railings

Ready for a fresh new look for your deck? Consider cable railing in-fills instead of traditional balusters.  If you have an amazing view or if you like a clean modern look, the cable railings option is for you!  Installed either vertically or horizontally, cable in-fills are a terrific alternative to consider for your railing system.

Cable Railings

The cable itself is usually less than a ¼ inch thick and when tightened properly delivers the perfect amount of tension for safety while providing a virtually unobstructed view.  Unlike glass in-fills, cable is bird-friendly and requires minimal cleaning (no fingerprints).  Snow removal is a breeze too.

Safety is the top feature for all railing systems.  Cable railings are made of corrosion resistant stainless steel.  Because this is a tension-based system, the cables rely heavily on the posts and frame.  These cable frames are usually made from aluminum, steel or wood.   The spacing of the cables is very important too.  It is recommended that the spacing be 3 inches between cables.  You will want to check the building codes in your area for compliance specifications.

Cable In-fills are easy to maintain. Most common stainless alloys are Type 304 and 316 (316 has a higher corrosion resistance). It is suggested that you avoid chlorine bleach, abrasive cleaners, or things like wool brushes when cleaning the cables.  Clean them twice a year and use a soft cloth in between cleanings to wipe them down.

Stainless steel cable railings are Green!  They are 100% recyclable.  Architectural applications now are almost completely comprised of recaptured and recycled stainless steel, making it a top choice for the environment.

Durable and environmentally friendly, cable railing in-fills are perfect for your one of a kind view.  For more information or to arrange a free consultation call us today at 301-703-8728.