What You Need To Know About Cable Railing

As a homeowner looking to install a railing system, you should consider going for the cable railing.

Benefits of the cable railing

There are plenty of benefits that come with the railing system. These benefits include:

Unobstructed view: The railing system is made up of posts, handrails, and narrow cables that are spaced evenly apart. While they protect your children from falling off the balcony and improve the look of your house, they don’t prevent you from seeing the beautiful surroundings.

Durability: Stainless steel railing system and other systems are tough and can withstand a wide range of weather elements and wear. The units can also withstand corrosion and extreme force. Due to this, the units can last for a long time. The good thing is that you don’t need to maintain the units. The most you need to do is to clean them and you are good to go.

Wide range of applications: Cable railing systems can be used in both residential and business areas. All you need to do is ensure that you use the right materials and designs to install them. You should also apply the right finish.

Guide to installing cable railing

When you are installing the railing system you need to observe a number of tips for you to achieve ideal results. Some of the things you need to do include:

Invest in high quality materials: Just like when making any other installation, you need to ensure that the materials you are using are of high quality. This not only ensures that the system you install is long lasting, it also ensures that the system is beautiful to look at. For ideal results you should invest in high quality railing, wood, nails, and any other materials you might need.

Hire an expert contractor: Unless you have the skills, you should avoid installing the railing system on your own. The best way of going about is hiring a contractor to help you out. In addition to the contractor installing the railing professionally, he/she will also guide you on the best materials you should go for. The contractor will also guide you on the best design that will look good in your property.

Make use of stainless steel sleeves: Stainless steel sleeves are units that you put inside the cable perforations. The sleeves ensure that the cable doesn’t bite into the wood framing thus damaging it. The biting not only affects the wood framing, it also results to loss of cable tension. The sleeves come in handy when the cable is bending, turning a corner, or traveling through jogs and jigs.

The sleeves have also been found to be highly effective in reducing moisture intrusion and provide the system with a more finished look than when you would have bare wood perforations..


This is what you need to know about cable railing systems. For you to get the benefits that they come with, ensure that they are of high quality. You should also hire a professional contractor to help you with the installation.