Railings

Blue Dog Exteriors offers all types of railings systems for residential and commercial clients>

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 – Wood Railings – Wood railings are a dying selection for the front porch of an average home. All new homes being built do not use wood products on their porch exterior railings. the initial cost, priming, and painting do not make them an attractive option for the home builder. Also, priming and painting are seasonal so who wants to come back move in with an unfinished home or business. they also require ongoing maintenance to make them look attractive and builders do not want call backs from customers for repairs or replacement. Although some customers still want wood porches especially on heritage or older stone homes. The wood railings give the home character and match the original railing design of the house.

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Vinyl Railings – Vinyl Railings are very popular to replace wood railings on front porches. It takes a keen eye to notice any difference once they have been installed for 6 months and have lost their sheen. Vinyl or PVC railings are manufactured from the same material as vinyl windows. 90% of the windows sold today to homeowners are vinyl frames. the warranty on vinyl railings is 50 years or a lifetime so you will never have to paint or stain again. this is why the trend for the past 5- 10 years for home builders is to use vinyl railings rather than wood railings.

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Aluminum Railings – Are very popular to replace wrought iron railings from the 50″s and 60″s on front porches. Many customers use them on commercial buildings or decks for their homes. Most high rise condo’s or apartment buildings use aluminum railings. Cost-effective, durable and with a wide range of colors, and design styles to chose from we can help you find the perfect aluminum railings for your home or building.

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Glass Railings – Glass railings whether in aluminum, vinyl or wood have been very popular in the last few years. Customers like the look of glass and the unblocked view to their backyard, lake or just watching people pass by on their porch. There are many options using glass whether clear, colored, framed, frameless or etched for privacy. Glass railings must be tempered for safety just like large windows for your home or business. since the glass is a single pane it is generally 5-6mm thick if it is framed or 8-12mm thick if it is frameless. Frameless glass will have no top rail therefore not blocking your line of site. This is very appealing to customers on a lake or overlooking their gardens or swimming pools.

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