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Define Your Space With Picket Railings

If the house with the picket fence sounds too 1950s for you, a Modern option is aluminum picket railings. Strong but wind and weather resistant, these railings are beautiful, easy to maintain, and enhance nearly any home design.Aluminum railings are a great option for high decks, swimming pools, and water features where safety is a priority.

Compared to wooden picket posts, railings made from metal or alloys are ideal for Vancouver Island weather. Wood-rot, chipped paint, and termite damage just aren’t maintenance issues. And when you choose aluminum, neither is rust. It’s super easy to care for picket railings too, just using warm water, non-abrasive soap, and a sponge.

Since the railings comprise a large portion of your patio’s cost, you want to make sure you pick something safe, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing. Like iron or steel, aluminum picket railings come in simple and ornate designs. Plus, they’re strong enough to have extra wide spaces. Of these metal choices, however, aluminum is often the most affordable.  Aluminum railings come in multiple lengths, textures, and gloss levels. Choose black for an elegant, classic look, or pick white to appear fresh and clean. Ask about custom colour options too!  Whatever you select, make sure the color and style complement the exterior of your home, and accent it with the  plants or flowers you’ve arranged on your patio as well.

Stair Railings
Aluminum pickets make a terrific stair railing since they're corrosion resistant and can withstand tough elements. At the same time, it has a refined, polished look that keeps your property looking ship shape. Since aluminum can be powder coated in any color, you can keep up with your home or business’ color scheme. Why stop with outdoors? Aluminum railings are attractive for indoor stairs too, and also perfect for places with little temperature control such as workshops, tool sheds, and barns. Here again, aluminum is a great choice thanks to its tensile strength and durability. 

Outdoor Gardens
If you’re planning an outdoor garden with flowers, benches, a pond, butterfly bushes, and birdfeeders, you definitely need a decorative fence. Aluminum railings can be as attractive as wrought iron. And unless you're counting on this fence for keeping out a torch-bearing mob in Powell River, Courtenay, or Nanaimo, choosing aluminum will give you strong, beautiful, and weather-resistant railings for your garden that won’t let you down.

Final Thoughts
Railings are one of the highest-cost items you’ll encounter when improving your landscaping or the exterior of your home. Aluminum railings make a great choice that won’t break the budget while still looking top-notch and providing an easy-care solution. Let us know what questions you have.

Manufacturing and installing since 1984, Modern Windows has been Vancouver Island, Powell River, & The Sunshine Coast's local source of quality Energy Star Vinyl and Aluminum Windows, Doors, Gutters, Duradek Vinyl Decking, Retractable Fabric Awnings, Aluminum Patio Covers & Sunrooms, Garage Doors, Sliding Patio Doors, Railing, Retractable screens and more. Quotes are always free and we're eager to help you with your renovation and new construction projects. 

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