Are you interested in replacing your existing deck railings, but not sure whether to choose aluminum or steel for the railing material? If so, read below to learn some important differences between the two materials to help you make the right choice. At UglyDeck, we offer a wide range of options when it comes to aluminum deck railing. Milwaukee and Twin Cities’ area customers can benefit from our extensive selection to meet their project needs.
Steel requires continual maintenance in the form of polishing and repainting because of its tendency to rust. Aluminum railings do not require this maintenance other than an occasional good cleaning.
Both steel and aluminum are very durable. But aluminum is non-ferrous and powder-coated, and as such, are protected from degradation from rust, corrosion, and harsh winters. Additionally, UglyDeck.com sells aluminum railing in the thickest extrusion in the industry, making it the superior choice.
Both aluminum and steel are visually appealing. Steel offers a rustic look that is often desirable and matches well with many materials. However, aluminum gives you the opportunity to consider more designs and patterns. It is easier to cut and thus often more customizable than steel. In addition, aluminum deck railing is powder-coated, making it available in a vast number of colors.
Installation and Cost
Aluminum is much lighter than steel which means it is much easier to transport, handle, and install than steel. The lower maintenance cost of aluminum is another advantage for this material.
Although the choice you make between aluminum and steel for deck railings will depend on your own design preferences, aluminum has much to offer. When it comes to the installation of an aluminum deck railing, Milwaukee and Twin Cities’ customers can reap certain benefits with aluminum that they otherwise would not with steel. These benefits include ease of maintenance, aesthetics, cost, installation, style, and color options. Customers can achieve exceptional results with the versatile options available.
For more information about the deck railings, we offer for your deck project in the Milwaukee and Twin Cities area, give us a call today at 952.736.3308 or reach us through our contact form to request a free estimate. Or feel free to shop our online store.