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When to Choose Aluminum Railing Systems for Decks

When to Choose Aluminum Railing Systems for Decks

My first experience with aluminum was in welding school. When attempting an aluminum weld I forgot to reverse the polarity on my machine. The result was that I vaporized most of two pieces of ...
Glass Staircase Railings Give Homes an Infusion of Modern Style

Glass Staircase Railings Give Homes an Infusion of Modern Style

The little sister of one of my oldest friends is the youngest of five children, and when she turned eighteen and enrolled in college, her parents happily signed over the deed to their home to her and ...
Aluminum Railing That Looks Like Wrought Iron

Aluminum Railing That Looks Like Wrought Iron

You probably have a relative like my uncle. You know the type: the eternal bachelor. The uncle or aunt who was cool—especially when you were a teenager—but lately you’ve come to worry about. ...
Steel Vs. Aluminum Railings: Choosing the Metal That Works Best for Your Home

Steel Vs. Aluminum Railings: Choosing the Metal That Works Best for Your Home

There are two metals that are a big part of our everyday lives, and they each have a personality. Steel is the sort that wears work boots and does repairs around the house on the weekends. It’s ...
The Best Material for Balcony Railings in Residential Complexes

The Best Material for Balcony Railings in Residential Complexes

Most apartment managers don’t have a history in construction, and it can get them in trouble in ways that they may not have expected. Balcony railings, for instance, are generally an afterthought ...
Replacing Wood Deck Balusters With Metal Ones for an Easy Deck Refresh

Replacing Wood Deck Balusters With Metal Ones for an Easy Deck Refresh

Last weekend, I made an effort to get out to one of the local haunts around my city, a bar downtown whose gimmick is being on a rooftop deck. You’re probably familiar with the decor: a lot of ...
Railings for Gazebos That Stand out from the Herd

Railings for Gazebos That Stand out from the Herd

Mention gazebos to the average person and there’s a chance they’ll picture an African grazing ungulate dashing across the savanna. Those who know that gazebos are actually structures will ...
Choose Sturdy Railings for an Elevated Deck That Preserve Space

Choose Sturdy Railings for an Elevated Deck That Preserve Space

The challenge of getting more use out of smaller spaces has been one of the main thrusts of my building practice for the past decade or so. If there is a nook or cranny that can be utilized, I will ...
Railings for the Front Steps Should Look Great and Stay That Way

Railings for the Front Steps Should Look Great and Stay That Way

Having lived in several cities during real estate booms, I’ve had plenty of requests to spruce up a home’s curb appeal. Apart from the paint job and the front garden, the railings on the front ...