Wood systems may cost less up front, but they require periodic maintenance that quickly adds up to make them more expensive than Aluminum Railing Systems. Wood railing panel customers should expect to spend at least $500 every 18 months on regular cleaning and refinishing. Customers can choose untreated wood to avoid refinishing, but wood that is not painted or finished will end up with dark gray stains due to weathering.
Even with regular maintenance, wood systems only last about five to 10 years. Aluminum Railing, on the other hand, is a strong, long-lasting material that is virtually maintenance-free. UltraLox’s Harmony Aluminum Railing Kits, for instance, has an architectural-grade powder coating that the manufacturer warranties for 15 years. During that time, your customers can expect to spend ZERO dollars on maintenance. With UltraLox, they also won’t have to spend their valuable free time repainting or staining their railings!
We’ve heard from many contractors using the UltraLox Aluminum Railing that they have encountered an increasingly familiar scenario on projects—other contractors working ahead of them were caught off-guard by the quick railing installation times, and those trades weren’t prepared to resume their own work so quickly. For this reason, we advise contractors to warn other trades that the railing portion of the project will be fast. Here are the reasons why:
Since 1990, Tek-Rail has been providing our customers with quality products and services in the commercial and residential fencing and railing industry. From the best commercial vinyl railings to quality residential decking and railings, our products are built with quality, durability, and sophistication in mind. Our customers deserve the best aluminum and vinyl fencing and railing products available on the market today which is why we engineer and manufacture all of our products with you in mind.
Finding the perfect deck or balcony railing system can be a difficult. There are many choices for railing. Iron rails are expensive and do require ongoing maintenance, aluminum doesn’t offer enough privacy, the maintenance of wood will be very costly over time. Vinyl is affordable and is offered in a variety of styles and can be offered with privacy in mind. Vinyl railing requires virtually no maintenance. Vinyl railing is both beautiful and tough, offering the best of both worlds.