If you have outdoor stairs leading up to the front door or perhaps down from a deck behind your Burlington home, having a railing is important to help keep everyone safe. When you begin to research your options, you will quickly learn that you’ve got many choices of materials. Wood and steel railings can both look beautiful, but steel comes with a high price tag, and wood tends to be high maintenance in harsher climates like ours.
If you are looking for the right material for your outdoor railings, you should move aluminum to your shortlist. Aluminum has a lot of benefits that other options, quite frankly, just don’t have.
The following are some of the benefits you will get when you choose aluminum railings for your Burlington home.
Aluminum Railing Durability
Compared to other options for materials, aluminum offers incredible durability. Unlike steel, powder coated aluminum will not rust or corrode even in the harshest of weather. And unlike wood railings, you don’t need to worry about aluminum railings falling apart after a few years.
Low Maintenance Aluminum Railings
You won’t have to do much work at all to keep your aluminum railings looking great. Because steel can rust, it needs to be painted every few years, and it can look unseemly when the paint starts to peel. Wood needs to be weather treated for it to stay looking great.
Aluminum railings, on the other hand, are coated with a powder finish that never needs to be redone. At most, all you need to do to keep your aluminum railings looking their best is to give them a cleaning with soap and water a couple of times per season.
Affordable Railings for your Front Steps
Another benefit of choosing aluminum for your outdoor railings is its affordability. Aluminum tends to be less expensive than other choices, such as steel or wrought iron. And while it does cost more upfront than wood, when you consider how low maintenance it is, aluminum may still be a more affordable choice than wood in the long term.
Strong and Safe Railings for Decks
Despite being much lighter in weight than other railing materials, aluminum is very strong and sturdy. Whether your railing is being used by visitors to your home or by elderly family members who may need to lean a little more heavily on the railing, you can be confident your aluminum railings will give them the support they need to help keep them safe.
Beautiful Outdoor Railings for Stairs
While the main purpose of your outdoor railings is to provide safety, that doesn’t mean they can’t look great as well. Aluminum railings are available in a wide variety of styles and colours, including glass panelled railings, so no matter what the style of your home is, there is an aluminum railing to suit it.
Contact Jans Awning Products today
If you would like to install a beautiful new aluminum railing for the outdoor stairs of your Burlington home, give us a call today. A member of our team would be happy to discuss your options with you and provide you with a quote.