Last Updated: April 22, 2020
Your home’s railing is more than just a safety measure. A properly installed and maintained railing can add serious curb appeal to your home’s exterior, serving as both an accessibility measure and an attractive asset for your deck or veranda. If you’re looking for a beautiful, durable railing, aluminum is an excellent choice. With its uncanny ability to resist corrosion, its lightweight structure, and its durable but malleable composition, it’s easy to see why aluminum is a favorite of so many manufacturers and consumers. If you’re interested in purchasing a beautiful aluminum railing, be sure to check out Westbury aluminum railing systems. You can’t go wrong with these distinctive, heavy-duty railings.
Westbury Railing Styles
Benefits of Aluminum Railings
No matter what Mother Nature throws at them, aluminum railings can withstand the test of time. Unlike many other railing materials, aluminum isn’t susceptible to corrosion or rust. Aluminum also holds up to extreme weather conditions including ice, snow, rain, and heavy UV rays. Unlike wood railings, aluminum won’t splinter, twist, shrink, or warp. Aluminum is also a cost-effective option since you won’t need to invest in frequent maintenance or part replacement. For these reasons, aluminum is a popular alternative to wood railings, which require very high levels of upkeep.
Benefits of Powder Coating
Westbury railings are covered in a powder coating that serves a variety of purposes. First, powder-coated aluminum railings require virtually zero maintenance beyond an occasional hose-off. Powder coating allows you to customize the color of your railing without the inconveniences that come with paint – like cracking, chipping, or peeling. Not only is powder coating functional, but also it’s beautiful, with a wide variety of available colors and textures. It provides a highly functional finish that suits virtually any style. Powder coating also adds to the durability of aluminum railing, with a hard, thick finish that far surpasses that of traditional paint. Overall, powder-coated aluminum railings are aesthetically pleasing and extremely reliable.
The Westbury Catalog
At MMC Fencing & Railing, we’re big fans of the Westbury system of railings. Westbury offers a wide variety of railing styles to brighten up your home’s exterior. Below is a quick overview of these green, American-made railing systems:
- Tuscany: This two-rail railing system is the most popular system available. Simple, classic, and sophisticated, the Tuscany system is available with square or round balusters.
- Riviera: The Riviera is a three-rail railing system with no spindles between the mid-rail and top rail (except for 7- and 8-foot sections, which have one spindle in the center).
- Riviera “R”: This three-rail railing system has rings between the mid-rail and top rail.
- Montego: This two-rail railing system comes equipped with an architectural (or belly) baluster for a unique aesthetic.
- Riviera I: This is a three-rail railing system with a short spindle between the mid-rail and top rail at every spindle-rail connection point.
- Riviera II: A three-rail system with a short spindle between the mid-rail and top rail at every second spindle-rail connection point.
- Veranda: A decorative two-rail, glass-panel railing system perfect for enjoying breathtaking views.
- Riviera III: A three-rail system with a short spindle between the mid-rail and top rail at every third spindle-rail connection point.
- Riviera IV: A three-rail system with a short spindle between the mid-rail and top rail at every fourth spindle-rail connection point.
To view these styles for yourself, please check out the Westbury railing collection in our online store.
Customizing Your Railing
Customization is perhaps the best part of purchasing a Westbury railing system. First, Westbury systems are available in heights of both 36 and 42 inches. Westbury railing systems also have a variety of color options. All of these styles are available in twelve standard colors from black, bronze, and silver to beige, white, and speckled brown. Solid and speckled colors are also available. Additionally, Westbury railing systems offer a variety of textures ranging from matte to glossy, allowing for even more customization. Not sure where to start when it comes to your own railing? Some of the most popular colors are bronze fine texture, black fine texture, and white fine texture, all of which lend a classic flair to home exteriors. You can’t go wrong with one of these classic colors.
Installing Westbury Railings
Don’t want to deal with hiring a handyman? We have good news: Not only are Westbury railing systems aesthetically pleasing and durable – they are also extremely easy to install with a few simple tools. All systems arrive in full kit form for easy homeowner installation. Each kit includes everything you might need, including the posts, bottom rail, spindles, mid-rail, top rail, all hardware, and all fasteners. The posts are packaged separately to ensure easy organization. If you have questions about installing your railing, our experts are here for you.
Protecting Your Investment
You shouldn’t need to worry about the cost of maintaining or replacing a defective railing. All Westbury railing systems come with a lifetime limited warranty. That warranty protects against defects in workmanship, materials, and standard weathering. You can also rest easy that Westbury railings will not crack, peel, blister, flake, or rust. Even in areas with extreme weather – including coastal environments – the aluminum powder coating hangs tough.
Summer may be right around the corner, but you still have plenty of time to upgrade your outdoor oasis with a new railing system. Beautiful, classic, and virtually maintenance-free, Westbury railing systems will add a lasting value to your home’s exterior. In our online store, you’ll find a variety of Westbury railing systems, including the Tuscany, Riviera, Montego, and Veranda styles, all equipped with lifetime limited warranties and easy do-it-yourself installation kits.
Now that we’ve reviewed Westbury railing styles, are you ready to get started? If you’re interested in purchasing a new railing, do yourself a favor and check out MMC Fencing & Railing. In our online shop, we sell aluminum and vinyl railing in a variety of styles and colors. So no matter what you’re looking for and no matter how large or small your budget, you’re sure to find something beautiful. Give us a call at 866-931-5002 to get started or to ask about installation options. We look forward to hearing from you!