Looking for the perfect set of railings for your building? It should be elegant and functional and professionally installed. But, what’s important, it should be made out of strong material. A metal set of railing is going to be durable and long-lasting because it can stand up to all kinds of weather conditions and will also improve the way your building looks.
Choosing a new railing can be quite difficult and it’s important to consider everything before you settle. If you are considering using metal as the main material then take a look at this article where we compare aluminum and wrought iron railings. They are both strong materials and make very attractive sets of railings, but their contrasting qualities make them candidates for a head-to-head battle of metals. Let’s see who is going to win.
Wrought Iron Railings
Wrought iron is a very strong and sturdy material. Railings made out of wrought iron will be very secure. It is a quite flexible material when heated to high temperatures and can be customized easily in any desired shape and style but it needs very specific equipment to cut and shape since it’s a very heavy material.
Talking about heavy, they are extremely hard and difficult to transport and install. If it needs to be cut to fit perfectly in the space that it’s supposed to go, this metal needs heavy-duty equipment in order to cut to the desired size. Another downside of railings made out of wrought iron is that they rust if not properly cared for and checked every year. They might need to be repainted in order to look good.
As it goes for the cost since designing, styling, transporting, and installing railing made out of this kind of material needs a special job and can be very difficult, of course, it will cost much more than other materials, in this case, aluminum.
Wrought Aluminum Railings
Railings made out of aluminum are very durable. They can sustain in every weather condition and not rust anytime soon. You don’t have to worry about corrosion from rain or any other environmental elements including rain, UV lights, winds, or snow. They don’t need any special care since aluminum is a low-maintenance material. It will only need occasional cleaning.
As for looks, aluminum comes in so many different shapes, colors, and designs. It can be styled and worked with not so much heavy and special equipment. An aluminum set of railings is going to be much cheaper than other materials.
Also, the cost of transporting and installing will be lower than for other metal-made railings because it’s a light material and very easy to install, and can easily be cut to size to fit perfectly in place.
As you can see, aluminum wins the battle. People also like to use other materials like wood, steel, or glass. They all have their advantages and disadvantages in resistance, maintenance, looks, installing and costs. We suggest aluminum since it’s the cheapest material, the most resistant, and the easiest to install.
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.
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