Why Powder Coating Standards Matter

Why Powder Coating Standards Matter

Uncoated aluminum railings getting ready for powder coating

Rain, snow, UV rays, humidity—if an aluminum railing is going to be outdoors, it needs high-quality weather protection. Powder coating is the solution to keeping aluminum railing and fencing from fading and helping it to retain its color. During the powder coating process, powder is electrostatically charged and sprayed onto a piece of aluminum, then heated until the powder melts and forms a protective film. The heat also cures the coating for long-lasting protection.

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3 Things to Look for in a Horizontal Cable System

3 Things to Look for in a Horizontal Cable System

Cable railing is increasing in popularity every year, and horizontal cable is the standard choice. Homeowners love its modern, almost industrial, style. For contractors, installation can have a learning curve, but once an installer is familiar, he or she can move through a project quickly. Of course some systems allow for quicker installation than others no matter how experienced the installer!

If you’re thinking about using horizontal cable railing on your deck or on an upcoming job, here are three things to look for when choosing a system.

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The Top Reasons to Add Lighting to Your Deck Build

The Top Reasons to Add Lighting to Your Deck Build

Size, scope, budget, color, decking, railing—these are just a few of the many considerations that your contractor will put before you when it’s time to discuss your project. And they’ll probably ask about lighting as well, since more and more homeowners are asking for lighting design as part of their deck build.

The good news is that with post lights, stair lights, and accent lights, you can use lighting to enhance your deck and make it the envy of the neighborhood. Here are just a few of the reasons deck lighting is an essential part of your outdoor living space:

Topics: Outdoor Living Products Aluminum Railing Outdoor LED Lighting