Aluminum Porch Railings
The notion of relaxing on your Florida porch is as old as the state itself. Since times immemorial, Floridians have used their porches as a flexible space suitable for a variety of activities; relaxing, enjoying television, or talking with friends and family are just a few of them! Every porch should have railings, they’re perfect for safety when it comes to smaller children and pets and even serve to add value to your home as well! It can get confusing when it comes to selecting a material for your porch railings, there are so many different types of them on the market today that wading through and comparing the advantages and disadvantages can be a chore. Aluminum porch railings, wood or steel, which is best for your Florida home?
We’ll make the choice easy for you, aluminum offers the best overall bang for your buck when it comes to porch railing installations!
How Does Aluminum Size Up?
If you are a native of Florida, you know that the state is no slouch when it comes to nasty weather conditions. Humidity levels are always in the red and scattered showers are typically the norm, even in the dry season! Let’s not even get started on the amount of rainfall in the wet season; the point of this is that your porch railings are going to take a big beating from the elements. It is crucial that you choose a material that can withstand this abuse, and aluminum is the perfect candidate for the job!
How Does Aluminum Stack Up Against Steel?
Aluminum is a non-ferrous metal, this gives it the advantage of being nearly rust and corrosion-proof! This plays a huge factor in Florida, where the constant rainfall and moisture works to degrade metals, like steel porch railings! Aluminum also has steel beat in weight, it is much more lightweight than steel allowing for much easier transportation and installation! Building on the installation, steel requires expensive tools and torches to begin the installation, aluminum is much more grab and go!
It’s plain and simple here: wood rots, aluminum does not! Thanks to this constant worry of rot, wood porch railings must be repainted every two years and maintained with special treatment that can run a home improvement budget sky-high. Aluminum obviously does not run into this problem, and if it is powder-coated then it will not require much maintenance at all either!
Aluminum also has a host of other benefits, for example using aluminum as the material for your porch railings will most likely increase the home value more than other materials! Aluminum has a long-lasting, durable reputation. This translates well into home value, homeowners value low-maintenance, high-quality products extremely highly.
Looking for the perfect aluminum porch railings for your home in or around the Tampa Bay area? Look no further than Pyramid Aluminum, Tampa Bay’s premier aluminum contractor! We have extensive experience handling porch railing installations start from the finish! We hand make all our aluminum projects in our Largo shop, ready for installation on your property! Pyramid Aluminum also has extensive experience with gutters, screen and pool enclosures, carports, and awnings! All of the aluminum work is extremely tight and triple-checked for integrity and durability.
The worst thing you can see with an aluminum contractor is watching them attempt to create your aluminum installation in your yard! Never trust a group of guys trying to build an enclosure on site, choose Pyramid Aluminum instead for a quality experience. Contact us today for more information!