Finding the best railing for your deck, staircase, or ledge is a challenging process with a multitude of options. Traditionally, railings are made of interlocking wood planks. However, today, choices range in size, style, colour, and material. As houses become progressively more modern, homeowners are drawn to railing options that are both durable and easy to maintain.

One of the best material options for a sturdy, easy-to-clean railing is metal with reinforced posts. For areas of Australia that experience weather extremes, a metal wire deck railing will withstand storms and high winds. But for any homeowner who wants an option that looks great and does not require regular replacement, stainless steel balustrading is a great option that has a beautiful aesthetic, high durability, and low maintenance.

Aesthetic

Although the best way to appreciate views from your deck is with a glass railing, this is not always the most logical or affordable option. With a wire balustrade railing, your deck view is virtually unobstructed. Homeowners can decide if they would like metal or wooden posts for the railing, depending on if they are attempting a more industrial or modern home-like look. The contemporary elegance of a wire balustrade railing makes a stylish statement of modernity and design that adds to the appeal of any home.

Durability

Metal is not susceptible to the decay that wood often experiences over time, so the overall durability and lifespan of a wire balustrade railing is significantly better. The customisability of wooden versus metal posts additionally allows homeowners to opt for the lifespan of a fully metal railing or keep the traditional feel of wood while minimising the need for full replacement.

Maintenance

Wooden railing requires regular cleanings from plants, dust, and dirt, all of which speed up the decaying process. However, the cleaning for a metal railing is significantly quicker with less effort. This may be the largest benefit of wire balustrade railings, and many homeowners realise the time and effort saved with metal railing. Of course, there may be small repairs necessary as the railing ages. Depending on the configuration chosen, homeowners may need to occasionally tighten the cables to ensure safety.

As homeowners consider this option, they may worry that the installation process is difficult, but once necessary calculations are made, the process is complete in only a few short steps. After the installation of the frame, installers will anchor the posts to the frame, and then sub rails and connection points are attached. To finish the installation process, the wires are installed, and the correct tension level is determined. For cost efficiency, homeowners have a choice between a lower cost galvanized steel or stainless steel. Wire balustrade railings are overall a significantly better choice for any homeowner looking for a long-lasting, modern option with very little maintenance.