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Buy Pre-Assembled, or Fabricate on the Jobsite?

  Posted on December 12, 2017

Unassembled railing kits may be priced more aggressively, but do they cost less?

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Understanding 20 Common Aluminum Railing Terms

  Posted on March 7, 2018

Working with railing can often get confusing, especially when very specific terms start to get thrown around. We are here to ease some of the confusion. 

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Do you Know your Code?

  Posted on May 10, 2018

Ever wondered if that hotel balcony railing was really safe to lean against? Turn's out there is a wide array of rules and regulations called building codes that ensure it is indeed safe! We tackled two of these such codes in depth!

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How did Pipe Cable Railing come to be?

  Posted on July 23, 2018

A closer look at the needs and development that led to a brand new member of the Superior Aluminum product family.

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How does railing go from an idea to an installation?

  Posted on August 20, 2018

So you have this great idea for a beautiful railing what?

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Do you Know your Code? Part Two

  Posted on September 17, 2018

Does a handrail just get installed on a step because the building owner is being nice? Do they just pick a spot on the wall and say: "looks good, fasten it there?" As it turns out, handrails have their own sets of rules within the larger building code to create a consistent, safe set of standards. 

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Railings and Beer.....a Perfect Match?

  Posted on December 27, 2018

Railings and beer. Two seemingly random and unrelated topics with wildly different demographics showing heavy interest in them, right?

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Examining 20 MORE Railing Terms

  Posted on January 23, 2019

Working with railing can often get confusing, especially when very specific terms start to get thrown around. We have already looked at 20 common railing terms, but now it's time to check out 20 more! 

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Do You Know your Code? Part Three

  Posted on February 13, 2019

It's time to take another deep look at building codes! Do manufacturers just use whatever size material they have laying around to build handrail? Is it just screwed into the wall? There are handrail codes that deal with these questions and it is time to explore them. 

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It's March - Time to Talk Brackets!

  Posted on March 19, 2019

March is the time of year where everyone is talking brackets, and that includes Superior Aluminum (and a special guest)!

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Wait, I Can Easily Get a Railing Price Now?

  Posted on April 19, 2019

For years getting a project into Superior’s railing quotation process was potentially mysterious and complex, but no longer.

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How do I Clean this Gunk off my Railing?

  Posted on June 11, 2019

While Superior Railing is low-maintenance, there isn't anything we can do about random dirt and messy substances getting on your products. What we can do is offer some advice in cleaning that gunk off. 

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How Does Handrail Meet ADA Guidelines?

  Posted on July 16, 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act established precedents to ensure all could equally enjoy public and commercial buildings across the country, so where does handrail fit in?

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Do Horizontal Railing Lines Create a Ladder Effect?

  Posted on August 16, 2019

From time to time we get asked about horizontal lines in railing systems creating a ladder effect… attracting children to climb into dangerous situations. Is this concern justified, or are horizontal lines safe to install on every location?

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Two-Line? Three-Line? How about some guide-lines!

  Posted on September 24, 2019

The number of “lines” in a given railing system is critical to the overall project design, but the terminology often leads to confusion. So, what does two, three, four, etc. line railing ACTUALLY mean?

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Looking at 10 Important Cable Railing Terms

  Posted on December 17, 2019

Cable railing is a relatively new trend in the industry, leading to some confusion on specific terminology. We're here to help alleviate that confusion by focusing in on 10 key terms associated with the product!

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Aluminum Railing Vs. Other Metals....How do they Stack Up?

  Posted on January 24, 2020

In today’s world there are so many choices.  Do you want pizza or pasta, coffee or tea, aluminum or steel? We aren’t qualified to debate the first two, but we know a thing or two about railing!

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How do i keep my railing clean?

  Posted on March 31, 2020

While Superior Railing is low-maintenance, there isn’t anything we can do about random dirt and messy substances getting on your products. What we can do is offer some advice in cleaning to keep your railing clean.

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Aluminum Vs. Vinyl... How Do They Compare?

  Posted on August 24, 2020

When choosing between a vinyl or aluminum railing system, is there really any difference?? Of course, there is!! Just like toppings on a pizza, what your railing is made out of will have dramatic long-term effects.

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Aluminum Vs. Wood... Which Railing is Right for you

  Posted on September 28, 2020

Old vs. New, which type of railing is right for you?

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A Brief History of Railing Design

  Posted on December 17, 2020

Looking at how railing designs have changed over time.

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9000 vs. 9100, 2000 vs. 2100 What are the differences in these very similar products?

  Posted on January 29, 2021

Minor changes can make a big difference, especially when it come to railing. With Superior offering different modifications and designs, what exactly makes these two variations the same and different?

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How Do You Attach This Railing Pt. 1

  Posted on February 18, 2021

When installing railing there are a variety of options from which to choose. What are they, and does it even matter?

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