Royal Railings Tips for selecting residential railing

Top 10 Tips for Starting a Residential Railings Project

10. Decide how much you’re willing and able to spend on your residential railings project. Material costs can vary dramatically for both interior and exterior stairs and railings systems. Having a price point in mind before you start the selection process provides an extremely helpful touchstone.

9. In addition to the current cost of materials and installation, you’ll want to consider the ongoing expense of maintenance. For example, wood systems can cost less than aluminum initially but be much more expensive in the long-term when upkeep is taken into account.

8. With so many options for materials available, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and experience “decision fatigue.” We recommend finding a few photos of projects you love online or in a magazine. We’ll sit down with you and discuss similar options that are in line with your specific needs and budget.

Tips for selecting railing products

7. Choose products that fit your lifestyle—and your values. You may want materials that are extremely easy to clean and maintain. You may want to be eco-friendly. Or your primary concern may be style and design. Of course with railings, you should always consider safety, especially if you have pets or young children.

6. Railings are typically required to meet building codes. Royal Railings will help you make sure that the railing options you’re considering will pass a building inspection and satisfy all government requirements.

5. Color is key to the design of any railings project. We can assist you with making color choices that complement the style of your home.

4. For interior railings, you’ll want to keep sight lines in mind. In other words, what do you want to be visible (or not visible) when looking through your railings? Often with exterior railings, you may desire an obstructed view. Some materials (and colors) are obviously better choices if you have a great view.

3. Remember that a wide variety of railing accessories are available to enhance the beauty and functionality of your residential railings project. When considering new exterior railings, you may want to take the following into account: built-in lighting, attached benches, and flower beds and other landscaping elements.

2. Little details make a big difference in the overall success of the design of your railings project. For example, balusters (the pillars or columns that support the top rail) come in a huge variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and materials. They range from simple to ornate. We can help you make design decisions that will meet your needs in the long-term.

1. Ultimately, the success of any construction project depends on your ability to trust the professional you’ve chosen to work with. At Royal Railings, we combine our expert project management skills with a commitment to providing you with the best possible customer service. Contact us today at jay@royalrailings.com to schedule a time to discuss your project.

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