Yes! – Our deck railing system is far superior to cable railings in a wide variety of aspects.
The truth is, with traditional cable railings you may not know what you’re getting into. With our Patent Pending Wedge Lock 3000 – you get a railing system that is designed for people who want something for the long-run. Our horizontals aren’t under tension, and that gives us the flexibility to use materials that won’t rust all over your deck. Another benefit of tension-less horizontals is there’s no risk of bowed ends (causing unsightly unevenness). Cable railings are often presented as being “invisible” and “sleek” but the fact is – our deck railing has fewer and smaller posts, fewer horizontals, floating corners and NO visible fasteners, it is just as easy to install as a cable rail yet with less maintenance over time. There are no cables to re-tighten or replace later on.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Click here to see more advantages of our deck rail compared to a traditional cable railing.
Cable railings just don’t cut it
Cables lose tension, sag and break over time. Our rods will never droop or sag. Years after your installation, they’ll look exactly as they did when they were new. Our floating corners actually enhance the view rather than obscuring it with cables (just look at the picture on the right). In addition – why would you buy a railing system which exposes its fasteners screws. That’s simply unattractive. The WL3000 has no visible fasteners or obtrusive screws on the end posts. And, for clients who need something a bit different – perhaps a guard rail with glass, or a handrail – we can do that too. One thing we love to mention is that our system does NOT require any onsite welding. Simple hand tools is all you need for installation, so it’s perfect for the handy do-it-yourselfer or carpenter. So say goodbye to traditional San Francisco cable railing systems, and get in touch for a superior deck rail product.
Our deck rails are better for the environment than cable railings.
We love being green. The Wedgelock 3000 system has environmental advantages over typical railing systems. Our railing posts and caps come standard in aluminum, which is highly recycled/recyclable. Though the recycled content is constantly changing by the specific alloy of our extrusions we order, we typically are running about 25% recycled content in aluminum. Because we use aluminum which is much lighter than steel, but still meets all railing codes, there is less environmental impact in shipping. And, after the very long and useful life span of our products, they are 100% recyclable. The stainless rods and components we us all come from suppliers who are a part of the Specialty Steel Industry of North America Association (SSINA). Read more about how we do our part in creating a sustainable deck railing system right here.