Metal outdoor railings

capeanneAugust 5, 2006

we are across the street from the Atlantic ocean in Northern Massachusetts . Want to have metal railings on porches. Like the nautical look and clean simplicity of brushed stainless top rail with either smaller solid horizontal rods or tension wires. Have had priced out at $300.00 per linear ft for stainless and we have 90 feet! 27K for porch railings not happening. What other material can we use that will tolerate environment and give similar look ?

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DNT1

Have you gotten just one price so far? Stainless Steel raw materials cost including welding supplies has skyrocketed over the last three years but 300 bones a foot sounds a bit pricey. The project as you described it will be a highlight of your home and I am sure the guys priced it to make it a beautiful thing. Well anyway just a thought, you might want to get some others to price it, but to make a handrailing that has asthetic appeal takes some real world skills. I cannot think of any metal materials that will have the look and or longevity of SS. Have you checked on some of the newer polymered plastic products?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2006 at 11:18PM
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brickeyee

Make sure you will pass code with cable railings.
They are NOT acceptable in many places.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2006 at 6:56PM
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