Last Updated: October 19, 2018
Winter weather is on its way – in fact, in some parts of the country, it’s already arrived. That means that it’s time to prepare for wintry conditions like snow, slush, and ice. Sure, preparing for winter weather starts with grabbing your ice scraper, snow shovel, and rock salt. But, if you’re a business owner, it might also mean making sure that your place of business is fully accessible and weatherproofed. That often starts with installing some new handrails. With winter on its way, many older people and individuals with disabilities find that having a sturdy, ADA-compliant handrail gives them the extra support they need to safely walk up and down steps. Interested in purchasing an aluminum handrail system? Check out the helpful instructional video below, then read on for information on construction, installation, and customizable features available for Westbury aluminum handrail systems.
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Aluminum Handrail System
Aluminum Handrail System Features
Adding a Westbury aluminum railing to your home or business is a virtually maintenance-free way to add beauty, distinction, and lasting value to your property. We’re committed to customer satisfaction; for that reason, each Westbury aluminum handrail system is designed for easy installation and long-lasting aesthetic appeal. Our aluminum handrail systems are also extremely easy to install. Each handrail kit contains everything you need for installation:
- One 3/8″ aluminum handrail available in 8′, 10′, and 16′ lengths
- A strong internal connector between each connection point to hold the rail’s components together without screws
- One 1/8″ collar ring to cover connection points
- Continuous 180-degree handrail return
- Tapered one-piece wall return
- Beveled internal end cap
- Lifetime limited warranty to protect your investment
- Instructions for easy installation
Choosing Your Railing
Our handrails are all covered in a powder coating that has been verified by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). When you think of powder, you may think of a messy, light coating, but that’s not the case with this product. The manufacturer applies the powder in a solid stream, allowing the powder to harden to form an extremely strong, attractive coating. This AAMA-approved coating is available in 12 standard colors, and there are also several custom color options available. You can choose between natural options like speckled walnut and classic shades like black, white, and beige. You can also customize your railing color down to the finish, choosing between a satin finish or a textured finish. This aesthetic flexibility is great for commercial and residential applications alike.
If you’re ready to install a new aluminum handrail system, it’s important to consider the handrail’s potential placement and purpose. For example, you might want to consider a transparent railing for a deck that overlooks a great view. If you’re in the hospitality business, you may want a delicate look for the railings that surround your resort or getaway. If you own a medical or therapeutic facility, you’ll want a no-nonsense railing that’s safe for individuals with mobility issues. Whether you’re looking for a strictly aesthetic handrail for your pool deck or a safety-conscious handrail for your place of business, Westbury offers a wide variety of styles. All railings also come with customizable options like posts, brackets, crossovers, and other accessories. You can browse styles, colors, and more in the Westbury aluminum railing brochure.
With winter weather approaching, it’s a good time to make sure that your business is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Westbury’s aluminum handrail system options include a continuous handrail that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The continuous aluminum handrail system features a lifetime limited warranty and is available in all of our standard powder coating colors as well as custom colors. Concerned that the continuous handrail won’t mesh well with your existing railing? The continuous aluminum handrail system can be mounted on any brand of vinyl railing system, composite railing system, or wood railing system. That means you don’t have to worry about the ADA-compliant handrail appearing out of place with the rest of your railing system. Finally, you can install the continuous handrail as a stand-alone rail. That saves you the hassle of attaching it to another railing system.
Installing Your Railing
When you’re installing a new railing, it’s important to practice safety first. Keep safety in mind if you’re installing a railing along a deck or multi-level building – consider the height of your railing and other factors for maximum security. If you’re installing a new straight rail or a stair rail, it’s crucial to make accessibility a factor, especially for older patrons or individuals with disabilities. If you want to make sure your stair railing is safe when winter weather strikes, check out our blog. We have dozens of helpful tips and tricks to make the installation process easy. For example, our guides to installing a straight railing and installing a stair railing contain instructional videos and step-by-step directions to make the process a cinch.
Our aluminum handrail systems are designed with easy installation in mind. First, your handrail can be cut to the specific dimensions needed for your project. That saves you the headache of shipping ill-fitting handrails back to the manufacturer. Westbury’s different railing styles, which include the Tuscany, Riviera, Montego, and Veranda systems, all also come with strong internal connectors, which eliminate the need for unsightly screws. Finally, the railings are all equipped with a lifetime limited warranty, which will protect your investment for years to come.
If you haven’t yet purchased your Westbury aluminum railing, head on over to MMC Fencing & Railing. In our online store, you’ll find a variety of Westbury railing systems, including the Tuscany, Riviera, Montego, and Veranda styles. Beautiful, classic, and virtually maintenance-free, these railing systems will add a lasting value to your home or business. Plus, they all work with the Westbury Aluminum Continuous Handrail, an ADA-compliant system that comes with a lifetime limited warranty. If you have any questions about our aluminum handrail system, please give us a call at 1-866-931-5002 or click here to request a quote. We look forward to hearing from you!