Cable deck railing provides a modern twist on patio, porch and balcony security, while offering unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape. This is one of the reasons why Muzata cable deck railing has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Although this type of deck railing has many advantages, there are many aspects to consider. To help you make the best choice for your project, there are a few things you should know about cable deck railing before making a purchase.
What Is Cable Deck Railing?
A cable deck railing is a type of guardrail commonly used on outdoor decks and balconies, characterized by the use of stainless steel cables in place of traditional balusters or spindles found in wooden or metal railings.
With a slim profile, the cables offer a clean modern aesthetic and are often paired with railing posts made of stainless steel, aluminum, wood or composite.
The key components of a cable deck railing system include posts (usually made of wood, metal, or stainless steel), top and bottom rails (which give structural support for the cables), cable infill (the cables themselves), and the hardware (turnbuckles, terminals, and fittings that maintain the tension in the cables).
Is Cable Deck Railing Safe?
In terms of safety, while cable railings provide a secure barrier, there are code requirements that they must meet to ensure they are safe and effective on deck.
For instance, the cables must be spaced correctly (usually no more than 4″ apart, or even closer at 3″ in some states) to prevent small children or pets from slipping through.
Moreover, the cable railing system must be built to specific heights and the cables must be adequately tensioned to prevent them from becoming a climbable arrangement, which can be a danger, especially to children.
Pros and Cons of Cable Deck Railing
Cable Deck Railing Pros
Clear and open views
The thin cables don’t obstruct sightlines as much as traditional options, making them an ideal choice for decks with scenic views, such as those overlooking a landscape, waterfront or cityscape.
Incredibly longer usage
The materials used for cable deck railing, typically stainless steel, are well-regarded for their durability and resistance to rust and corrosion, making them a suitable option for various climates.
In general, the cables require less maintenance than other infill materials such as glass. And once installed, you don’t have to do much else to maintain it.
Cable Deck Railing Cons
Not always permitted by building codes
Building codes in some states don’t allow horizontal cable railings. Always check with your local building authority or contractor before choosing cable deck railing.
The installation of cable deck railing can be more complex than traditional railings due to the need for proper tensioning and alignment of the cables, which can be lengthy and repetitive.
Muzata All-In-One Cable Railing System for Decks
For customers, Muzata All-In-One cable railing system for decks is more user-friendly as the comprehensive kit includes all the necessary components and tools for installation, making it easier for beginners to get started.
We now offer three different all-in-one cable railing systems for decks to meet the needs of different customers. Each system is high quality and tailored to specific needs.
All-In-One Metal Cable Railing System for Decks
There is no doubt that metal cable railings are becoming the most common choice of cable railing for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Featuring high-quality stainless steel cable railing posts, handrails, wire ropes and fittings, Muzata all-in-one metal cable railing system for decks offers a modern, sleek look while providing strength and durability.
All-In-One Wood Cable Railing System for Decks
Aesthetically, metal cable railings give off a more industrial look, while wooden cable railings tend to be more timeless and classic.
What’s more, Muzata all-in-one wood cable railing system for decks nicely combines a rustic aesthetic with the industrial feel of cable infill, adding a touch of warmth to a contemporary style home.
All-In-One 3" Aluminum Cable Railing System for Decks
Constructed from high-quality aluminum, all-in-one 3″ aluminum cable railing system for decks is not only lightweight and easy to install but also incredibly durable and strong.
Besides, the powder-coated finish offers lasting protection against wear and tear and weather conditions.
In summary, cable deck railing is a versatile, stylish, and durable option for outdoor decks and balconies. It enhances the visual appeal of the outdoor living space while providing an unimpeded view of the surroundings.
Designed with customers in mind, Muzata all-in-one cable railing system for decks greatly simplifies both the purchase and installation process. Customers simply select the desired length and colour to suit their mounting scenario.
So why not give it a try and see for yourself today? Just contact Muzata now and start your railing project.