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Common Questions About Aluminum Railing Systems

Aluminum Railings | January 21, 2022

With so many railing systems on the market, it can be difficult to determine which option is the best fit for your home, preferences, and budget. While steel and wood are common solutions for most homes, aluminum railing systems are becoming increasingly popular for homes of all sizes and styles. As a newer option, many homeowners want to know more about aluminum railing systems to determine if they are the right choice for their needs. That is why the team at Vista Railing Systems has compiled a list of common questions about aluminum railing systems to help homeowners make an informed decision.

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About Aluminum Railings

The following questions are among the most frequently asked by homeowners when determining if aluminum railing systems are right for their needs:

1. How Long do Aluminum Railing Systems Last?

So long as the aluminum pickets and posts are cleaned regularly, your railing systems will provide enduring style, durability, and appeal for more than a decade. As aluminum is impervious to rot and moisture, it can deliver lasting quality and longevity in nearly any environment. This durability and peace of mind allows you to install your railing system, sit back, and enjoy it for years to come.

2. Are Aluminum Railing Systems Sturdy?

While many homeowners may associate aluminum with soda cans, this versatile material can be shaped into a variety of products. While aluminum cans may be thin and easy to bend, larger products constructed from aluminum feature exceptional durability. Aluminum is not susceptible to rust, allowing it to reliably endure various weather conditions such as ice, snow, rain, and harsh UV rays. Aluminum also features exceptional rigidity and strength for its weight, increasing the safety of above-ground decks, porches, and patios while remaining easy to handle and install.

3. Do Aluminum Railings Get Hot in Summer?

Aluminum features unique thermal properties when compared to other metals like steel, iron, or copper. An aluminum railing system will not get too hot to the touch during spring and summer, ensuring optimal safety and comfort regardless of the season. Aluminum also performs exceptionally well in the cold, making it a great choice for areas with severe fluctuations in temperature.

4. Are Aluminum Railing Products Expensive?

While some aluminum products may cost a little bit more than other railing solutions, they more than make up for this additional expenditure over the course of their usable life. When maintenance requirements and product longevity are taken into consideration, aluminum railing systems are one of the most cost-effective solutions on the market.  As a side note, aluminum railing is typically more expensive than wood and steel but less expensive than composite.

To learn more about our aluminum railing systems or for assistance choosing the right product for your home, get in touch with the team at Vista Railing Systems. We can be reached by call or text at 1-800-667-8247 and will work with you to determine the perfect solution for your needs.