Published On: Sat, Nov 23rd, 2019

Is Cable Deck Railing The Ideal Choice For Your Home Inline Design?

A cable railing is a simple piece of railing system but does magic when it comes to securing your place and making it stand out from the rest. It can be in a horizontal or vertical cable placed in a spindle, glass, and other styling options. A cable railing has a variety of uses such as a handrail or a cable deck railing, to name a few. 

photo/ Michael Gaida

What makes a cable deck railing the perfect choice for your next home improvement project?

  • A cable rail is perfect when installing on raised terraces because it is sleek in design and creates an unobstructed view below. 
  • The inline design is modern and sleek, which makes it a perfect addition to contemporary homes and commercial establishments. 
  • It is easy and affordable to maintain. 
  • When it comes to installation, a cable rail is complex but quite simple to install. Just make sure the post is strong enough to withstand any force. 
  • Cable railings require a strong frame and constructed using either stainless steel, wood, or extruded aluminum. It is a must to adhere to the building requirements, which is usually around 4 inches’ sphere. 
  • There are different types of cable wires to choose from such as type 304 stainless steel, galvanized carbon steel, and corrosion-resistant cables, which is perfect in establishments or houses in the coastal areas. The cable’s rigidity is determined by a lot of things like the tension, space of the post, and the diameter of the cable, to name a few. 
  • For your home improvement project, always keep in mind that the flexibility of cables should be taken care of. Make sure that the tension of the table is right so that not any of the parts slip through. 
  • There should be adequate spacing between the posts. The cable spacing is vital too as it helps minimize cable deflection. The ideal maximum spacing between cables is not greater than 3 inches. 
  • How the cables are fitted can significantly affect the entire cable railing system. So, make sure you tie everything together and you strictly adhere to the local building code. 
  • The beauty of cable railing, be it used on a deck or stairway is that you can easily install it in the existing railing system. So, you don’t have to do everything from scratch. By incorporating it into the existing railing system, you can significantly reduce the cost of installation and materials. Again, you have to go back to the local building code to make sure you are not breaking any laws. 

A cable railing system is probably one of the most practical and economical solutions for your railing needs. The cost of the cable varies according to the type of material you use, the supplies, tools requirement, and labor. The cost can be doubled than the regular railing but you will surely get your money’s worth. If you are considering using a cable railing for your deck or other parts of the home, make sure you strictly adhere to the local building code. 

Author: Mariia Lvovych

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