Of the many reasons people are switching to cable railings, aesthetics definitely plays a role. Many people love the sleek look of cable railings. Cable railings can easily blend with any design, making them one of the more versatile of railing designs. They have successfully been used on modern, sleek designs, as well as more rustic looks where wood is a primary element. There are different post designs, different ways to mount the frame, and different colors and finishes. No matter what look you are going for, there is a good chance cable railings will fit into your design.
A Good View
Another reason so many people like the look of cable railings is because they provide a non-obstructed view of their surroundings. Especially when outdoors, it is desirable to be able to see the area around you. The cables are so thin and placed with several inches between them. Plus, the posts typically have quite a few feet between them. This means you have a minimal amount of material blocking your view of your luscious garden or the room below.
Although glass also offers some of the same visual benefits, it requires regular cleaning to keep it looking its best. Cable railings, on the other hand, require very minimal maintenance, including cleaning. Due to their durability, cable railings need minimal maintenance overall. If installed right, parts rarely need to be replaced, unlike many other railing options. There is very little upkeep required where quality cable railings are involved.
Cable railings can withstand all weather and wear. They are made of marine-grade stainless steel which makes them last a really long time. They are very resistant to corrosion and other impacts from the elements and daily life. They can withstand an extreme amount of weight/force without breaking, offering you a long-lasting railing ready to protect.
Increased Resale Value of your Home
We all like home improvement projects to increase our enjoyment of our living space. Some home improvements are also wise investments, cable railings included. They not only give you pleasure and enjoyment while you are living in your home, but they also give you a return on your investment if you decide to sell your home.
In order for your investment to have a high return, it needs to last. The value of your cable railings will be just as good in 2 years as it is now. Also, they help your home to pass the test of inspection. During the home sale process, inspectors and home buyers will question the integrity of things like your deck. With cable railings, that won’t be a problem.
There are many more benefits to speak of, but hopefully this post gives you information that will be helpful in making your railing decisions. Cable railings are an excellent choice, no matter what project you are working on. If you do decide that you want to use cable railings for your project, consider Mailahn Innovations. We offer the highest quality products at an affordable price. If you have any questions we can answer about our products, installation or just cable railings in general, do not hesitate to call us at 402-499-2511.