When you design your home or any commercial building, proper thought about the railing comes at a later stage. However, without proper use of railings it is really very difficult to walk on the staircases or stand near the balcony. You need to choose durable and safe railing because without any railing it will be dangerous to stand near your balcony.
You will notice cable railings are used where you will find either vertical or horizontal cables are used instead of using glass or spindles etc. Cable railings are preferred because it has number of uses and also it provides an unobstructed view. Cables are usually much thinner from pickets and therefore they suit quite well for terraces and decks and also offer very good views too.
You can find in mountain porch houses where you can get maximum views though their posts as they are large. Residence deck cable railings suits best where terraces are raised as they do not obstruct the views below.
In contemporary residences as well as in commercial buildings such cable railing suits very well as it gives very sleek and modern outlook. Besides that, you will find that maintenance of cable railing is much more easy and convenient.
The installation of any of the cable railing may be little complex however that is a one-time affair. The frame and posts have to be much stronger as tension has to be applied at the end of the post by the cables and the posts will be able to withstand the requirements of the load and force applied on them. They provide much safety as well as sleek look.
Most of the cable railings that are available in the market will need very rigid frames. These frames are mostly constructed by using any extruded aluminum, wood or stainless-steel material. As per the building code of the country, the rigidity of the cables must be strong enough so that it can prevent a sphere of 4 inches to pass through them.
If your building is facing any beach then the horizontal railing must coordinate properly with the roof as well as floor boards. Most of the cable materials used for this purpose are stainless steel, galvanized carbon steel or high corrosion resistant stainless steel as such material suits best for coastal areas.
In order to make any small deck to look bigger use any rigid cable railing. The rigidity of the cable railing is influenced by cable’s diameter, spacing of the post and tension etc. You can also use such cable railings on the bridges too in order to provide better safety and without hiding the views. You need to ensure the flexibility of these cables and maintain enough tension so that no parts of the body may slip through the post and remain firm in its place.
While installing the cable railing it is necessary to ensure that everything is perfect as there is no room for any error. The spacing of intermediate posts must be properly chosen.