------------------------------------ March 1, 2016
Five Questions to Determine if
You're Getting The Best Value For Your Railing Dollar
a Condominium Association, Hotel, Motel, or private owner must repair or replace
weathered or deteriorated railing, they are faced with taking action on possibly
several thousand linear feet of material. With such quantities of material at
issue, price shopping is a logical temptation...nd appropriately so. In the
final analysis, however, the cheapest railing systems may not be the cheapest or
most intelligent alternative. Value
selecting a railing system, consider the following questions:
the railing system meet all relevant building codes? More importantly, will
it maintain its performance standards over time or will it diminish under
the pressure of environmental conditions?
whose developments are in coastal regions should be particularly concerned about
the deleterious effects of salt air and water. The structural components of the
railing system are compromised very quickly in these climates. Safety must be a
the railing system requires maintenance, how much will it cost? How often
will it have to be maintained? How long will it take to complete?
you can answer this question before purchasing, your organization may include
itself in a growing number of associations who purchase systems with
the railing system's appearance consistent with the image you wish to
systems provide a necessary service, but that does not mean they have to be an
eyesore. For architects and designers, railing is often used to complement their
aesthetic themes. Consider utilizing a railing's finish, color, or style to
create architectural accents.
the fuss about railing?
its proliferation on condominium complexes, hotels, motels, and other structures
throughout the country, railing has proven to be one of the most problematic
exterior building products. Since most railing is forged from traditional
railing materials such as concrete, steel, aluminum, wrought iron, and wood,
building and property managers fight a perennial battle against the degenerative
effects of weather and time. More often than not, it is a battle that consumes
money and rarely restores original appearance or performance.
consumer demand for greater value and higher quality has redefined manufacturing
objectives and inspired the research and development race, which drives all
industries. The building materials industry is no exception. Consumers want
products to be stronger, more durable, more attractive, and, with regard to
exterior building products, maintenance free. Increasingly, plastic technology
is fulfilling this demand.
why plastic railing??
decades plastic applications have emerged with thermoplastic technological
innovations to shatter preconceived notions of plastics and redefine user
expectations. Thermoplastic railing attributes establish a yardstick that is
difficult for other materials to match.
not fade, crack, or peel.
with all national building codes.
Some Homework: Consider Thermoplastic Railings
Disney and other major theme parks, almost every recognizable Hotel chain,
Condominiums, Entertainment Coliseums, Sports Stadiums, Public Transportation,
and Commercial Facilities are part of the rapidly growing number of buildings
that are utilizing thermoplastic railings in areas where safety and control are
real concerns. Thermoplastic railing satisfies their expectations for
appearance, strength, and safety more completely than any railing product on the
an organization has decided to purchase thermoplastic railing, it should take
the time to learn about both the manufacturers compound and design details.
Ensure yourself that appropriate outdoor compounds are being used, and
investigate the methods used by the manufacturer to assemble all the components
that make up the "system." Enlist architectural and engineering
professionals to assist in specifying the products and company that can ensure
you getting all the benefits thermoplastic railing can offer.
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