The most recent handrailing trend that has sky-rocketed in the past few years has been Steel Cable Railings. The look, durability and cost are just a few reasons why people have invested in this recent fad.

Whether you’re looking to completely re-do your back deck/front porch, or if you’re building from the ground up, you should definitely keep steel cable railings in mind for a couple of reasons:

1. Goes Well with Any Type of House Design

Are you trying to stick with a more modern design? How about more of a cabin-y type look? No matter what look you’re going for, steel cable railings goes with any type layout. You can even mix and match steel cable railings with some metal and wood, and they will combine perfectly.

2. Built to be Strong

Steel cable railings are made to be extremely strong; it is made from 316 stainless steel cable (STRONG). No need to worry about the safety that protects you, friends or family from falling over the railing. Steel cable railing was made to be extremely safe and indestructible having a load limit of about 2,900 pounds.

3. Easy Maintenance

If you’ve been reading our past few blog posts, you’ve seen the Upkeep Process on the wrought iron and metal surfaces. Steel cable railing requires much less upkeep than the both of those. The only thing needed to keep the railing looking new and fresh is some water, a cloth and some car wash cleaner.

Due to the fact that it is tightly held in place from the beginning, you might need to tighten the bolts every now and then with a wrench.

4. Allows Clear, Open Views

Traditional handrails with thicker poles can often times hinder your ability to see the nice view out. With steel cable railings, the tiny wire that lines sideways instead of vertical, allows you to see out past the handrails better than others.

5. Money Well Spent

When you have steel cable railings on any part of your home, the value of your home increases! These railings are very durable, easy to maintain and offer a great view that you can’t get with any other railing system. These few options are what home buyers love to see; they don’t have to worry about replacing old wood or maintaining any other kind of fence.

All in all, steel cable railings are a definite must-have this year and SIA Iron Design can take care of that for you! Give us a call to see how we can help you add these to your home this year whether you’re looking to sell and need to add value or you’re just wanting to spice up your back porch for yourself!