Aluminum railings are the favorite of the decking industry. Since there are no shortcomings, this option makes sense for most people. Aluminum railings are very durable, affordable, and low-maintenance.

The aluminum railing can be installed on the panel (side installation) or on the top of the deck (top installation). Therefore, they are very suitable for small balconies and vinyl decks that require waterproofing. Standard aluminum railings are narrow pickets, which can be precast or customized.

Maintenance and Upkeep

Aluminum usually has a protective coating to prevent oxidation (usually powder coating), which makes it fundamentally waterproof. It is also very tolerant of drastic changes in temperature. However, aluminum railings still require a basic level of maintenance to look their best.

Rails should be kept free of debris, and occasionally use mild soap to clean environmental contaminants. However, powder-coated surfaces can interact with certain cleaning agents. When choosing a cleaning product, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Aluminum railings may also be damaged by the use of abrasive materials (such as steel wool pads). Keeping aluminum railings in their best condition may require strong cleaning twice a year, but regular maintenance can greatly shorten the cleaning interval.

Finally, it is important to maintain the aluminum coating and protect it from the elements. The repair kits provided by most manufacturers are almost invisible when used correctly to prevent the powder coating from being scratched.

Cost Factors

What is the price of aluminum deck railings? These factors determine the cost range of 36 US dollars for most professional installations and the DIY cost is 95 US dollars per linear foot.

Railing quality-The cheapest aluminum railing is thinner gauge metal. It can be painted or vinyl coated. A better type of aluminum alloy is used for more expensive railings. Metals tend to have thicker gauges and are often powder coated.

Railing Height – Most building codes require 36-inch deck rails. All things being equal, you will also find that the cost for a 42-inch railing is a bit higher.

Railing Type- Spacing, thickness, and style will affect the cost.

Panels or custom designs- Most deck railings are built with standard panels. You choose the required pillars, decorative accessories, and then choose the complete panel. However, some series of rails provide multiple options for the top rail and the bottom rail. Some of them are a bit more expensive. Second, when more parts must be assembled on-site, installation costs will rise.

Special Order Colors- These colors will slightly increase the cost and delay your project for several weeks to wait for production and shipping.

Deck Complexity- Rectangular Deck is easy to install, reducing labor costs. The two-story non-rectangular deck with ladders is a complicated installation, so labor costs can be doubled.

Why Us?

Here at Alumiguard MFG, we aim to make the installation process as stress-free as possible. You will be working with certified and experienced staff that will handle your project from A to Z. We will sit together and decide everything related to the project, from the measurements, to design and locking systems. Our team of experts will arrive at your home at the designated time to perform the installation of your railings.

We service Toronto, North York, Etobicoke, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton & other areas across the GTA.


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