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How to Install a Cable Railing System

Cable Railings | June 22, 2021

Cable Railing systems are an innovative and safe option that requires minimal maintenance and provides optimal visibility for any home. Though many systems look similar, some are far more difficult to install than others. As leading providers of cable railing, Vista Railing Systems understands how frustrating assembly and installation can be. That is why our team has provided some important information on how to install a cable railing system. By comparing the installation process for a conventional system and one of our Vista Cable Railing systems, we can show how different the assembly is for each.

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Installing a Conventional Cable Railing System

For most cable railing systems, you will need to use a variety of tools including a drill, cable cutters, hammer, adjustable wrench, bar clamps, nut drivers, and a saw for the wooden frame. Before installing cables, a wooden frame will need to be constructed for the cables to be mounted to. This frame includes rails, posts, and sub-rails, each cut to different measurements. The construction of this frame takes a considerable amount of time and may be difficult to complete for some homeowners. Conventional cable systems also tend to require you to drill holes into each wooden post at precise intervals, leaving little margin for error. Cables will then need to be crimped to place attachments on each end, further increasing installation time. In most cases, you will need to hire a professional to install a cable railing system. This will ensure ideal results, but it will take longer and cost more as a result.

Installing a Vista Cable Railing System

Vista’s cable railing system is designed for simple, efficient, and hassle-free installation. Each system also requires fewer tools, reducing costs while making them more accessible to all levels of proficiency. Our system features pre-drilled and pre-threaded posts to simplify the assembly process. Swag-less hardware ensures that there is no need for crimping cables and placing attachments onto each end. Instead, cables simply need to be trimmed and inserted into the assembled hardware. Pre-assembled posts accelerate the process, allowing you to finish the job and enjoy the view in less time.

To learn more about the advantages of our cable railing systems or for assistance installing one, get in touch with the team at Vista Railing Systems. Our experts can be called or texted at 1-800-667-8247 and will be happy to assist you.