If you have a home at a certain elevation, one thing you’re always trying to protect is your spectacular view. You may be willing to cut down trees and negotiate with neighbors in order to take in the beautiful landscape without issue, so why would you choose a railing system for your deck or balcony that obstructs your line of sight in any way? Forget wood and glass. If you want a railing system for your home that will serve its purpose yet be practically invisible, you want a stainless cable railing system.
To help seal the deal, here are 5 undeniable benefits of stainless cable and railing:
1. An Unobstructed View
Cable railing systems are made up of posts, handrails, and narrow cables. Depending on the configuration of your deck and railing system, you may have a post every four or five feet and around ten horizontal cables, each spaced by several inches of glorious nothingness. Unlike wood pickets and glass that gets dirty, this very minimal amount of material allows you to see right through to your picturesque surroundings.
2. Incredible Durability and Minimal Maintenance
Cable railings are a wise investment for any homeowner because they can withstand all type of weather and wear. All of the cable and fittings we offer are made from marine grade 316 stainless steel, which makes them highly resistant to corrosion and virtually maintenance free. And, because much of the cable we have in stock can withstand more than 3,000 pounds of force without breaking, you can depend on the strength of your railing system year after year.
3. Variety of Products Can Complement Many Different Home Styles
Cable railings are flexible when it comes to looks and easily blend with any design. They can be applied to contemporary homes and traditionally-designed homes as well, because their clean lines practically disappear. The appeal cable railings will provide simply depends of the specific materials you use for framing and the way in which they are mounted. A shiny metallic finish gives a modern, chic look while dark framing lends a homey feel to your design
4. It’s Better for the Birds
The thing about glass barriers within railing systems is, they fool our feathered friends. Assuming they can fly straight through, birds often injure themselves (or die) when running into clear glass. This is a sad reality that can be completely avoided with the use of our products.
5. Adds Value to Your Home
When properly mounted with the right tension and strength, stainless cable railings can last for decades. And when added to the list of benefits above, this makes a cable railing system a wise investment for any homeowner. When selling a home, decks and balconies and their railings are always questioned for their structural integrity. But with a cable railing system, you can be confident that won’t be an issue.