There are various methods and products for constructing cable railing, from complete guard systems to simple cable and turnbuckle products. These manufactured products must be installed according to the manufacturer’s requirements. Adhering to the installation instructions . Guards at the edge of elevated decks have an important job in resisting the force of people leaning or falling into them. Manufacturers must either engineer or test to prove they will support building code design loads.Cable railing is a hybrid of materials, as the cables are installed in frames of wood, aluminum or composite. Generally long cables can run straight through intermediate posts, allowing for faster installation. Drilling in from both sides of the post properly align the holes will ensure alignment to run the cables. At corner posts, cables are usually terminated in a turnbuckle and a new cable is connected on the side to continue around the deck.Stainless steel, the common material for cable railings, is relatively soft steel and will stretch over time. Be sure to leave threads available during installation in anticipation of this future maintenance. Building codes require guards to have spacing that does not allow a 4-inch sphere to pass through, so it’s recommended to space the cables no greater than 3 inch . This will provide a safety factor in case loose cables in the future are not promptly corrected.
Stainless steel cable railing and stainless steel cable railing hardware.
Design combines the view enhancing look of stainless steel cable railing.
This low-maintenance option lends an upscale look to wood, metal or composite posts. Ideal for residential as well as light commercial projects, CableRail assemblies are sold in kits for streamlined installation.
This aluminum railing frame system installs right along with horizontal or vertical Feeney CableRail, aluminum balusters or glass infill. Low-maintenance.
Cable Railing System by KeyLink
What could be simpler than a post that already contains tensioner fittings? Perhaps only a corner post with a channel for cable to make a 90 degree turn. KeyLink offers both innovative post options and more in its new Cable Railing system.
TimberTech RadianceRail CableRail System by Feeney
Here’s a durable, beautiful rail system created by two trusted brands. Posts and top rails in TimberTech RadianceRail composite add color, while Feeney’s stainless steel cable components create a modern look and preserve the view.
TimberTech Evolutions Rail CableRail System by Feeney
For contemporary flair, combine Feeney’s stainless steel cable components with the continuous top rail look from TimberTech Evolutions Rail. The two systems work together perfectly without blocking the view.