Your Guide to Cable Railings

Posted On 2nd June 2016

Your Guide to Cable Railings

Cable Railings

Cable railings are best defined as railings that make use of horizontal or vertical cables between posts in place of other options like spindles or glass. These cables tend to be much thinner than pickets and can secure an area without obstructing the surrounding view. Cable railings are attractive and practical so they can be a great option for both commercial and residential spaces. So, what should you know about cable railings? Let’s take a look. 

They Require Very Rigid Frames

A cable railing system makes use of end fittings to tie everything together and insure the cables stay attached to the frames. In order for the cables to remain taut and in place this system requires very strong and rigid frames. Typically, the frames in a cable railing system are made from stainless steel, galvanized steel or wood.


You Can Control The Rigidity Of The Cable

One of the great things about cable railing systems is that the rigidity of the cables can be controlled by adjusting things like the tension, the spacing of the posts (maximum of four feet) and the diameter of the cables.

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They Are Easy To Maintain

One of the primary benefits of cable railings is that they are easy to maintain. Unlike glass railing options, you don’t have to constantly wash down cable railings to keep them looking good. In addition, many cable railing systems offer cables in highly durable materials, such as galvanized carbon steel or stainless steel. This ensures that the railing will hold up well, even in corrosive environments. We offer a range of stainless steel cable railing kits, which can be used with metal or wood posts. 

They Can Be Customized To The Aesthetics Of Your Space

When it comes to cable railing systems there are numerous customization options, from the type of frame to the type of cable. Frames can be made of wood or metal, while cables can be made from galvanized steel or stainless steel. In addition, you don’t necessarily need to pair a cable material with the same frame material. For example, a recent trend in cable railing is to combine dark wooden frames with sleek metal posts for an elegant and contemporary look. The aesthetics of cable railings can be customized in accordance with your preferences. 

They Tend To Be A Bit More Expensive

Cable railings are slightly more expensive than traditional railing options. However, the final price is contingent on the types of materials used as well as the amount of railing you need. You can reduce the price by using a cable railing kit and installing the railing yourself. For a quote or help with installation don’t hesitate to contact a professional. 

The bottom line is that cable railings are an excellent option for both residential and commercial settings and for both indoor and outdoor use. They are attractive, sturdy and easy to maintain, making them a wise investment and a great addition to any space. 

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