Modern Horizontal Railings for Deck Enhancement

Modern Horizontal Railing

Upgrade your space with sleek and stylish Modern Horizontal Railings. These contemporary railings bring a sleek and sophisticated touch to any space, while offering durability, low maintenance, and compliance with safety standards. Also known as Horizontal Bar railings, these modern guardrails made of powder-coated aluminum enhance the curb appeal of apartments, condominiums, single-family residences, stairs, and ramps. Engineered to meet the latest IBC code requirements for lateral load and point loading, Modern Horizontal Railings combine durability and attractiveness to elevate the aesthetics of your property while ensuring safety and compliance.

Elevate Your Space with Modern Horizontal Railings

An outdoor deck adds essential living space for a modern home–a space for friends and family to relax and enjoy the outdoors all day and into the evening. And it doesn’t just come down to having the appropriate deck treatment. Installing a guard rail that is stable and resilient is a top priority for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Horizontal deck railings, also called horizontal guardrails, provide necessary safety features while offering various aesthetic options. You can choose a design to reflect your taste and enhance the natural beauty of your space with less obstruction. American Railworks LLC has the experience and expertise to create beautiful and unique modern railing designs that will serve as the crown jewel of your outdoor living space.

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Contemporary Design

Our Modern Horizontal Railings bring a sleek and sophisticated touch to any space. With clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic, these railings elevate the modern look of apartments, condominiums, and single-family residences.

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Durable and Low Maintenance

Made from powder-coated aluminum, our Modern Horizontal Railings are built to last. They are resistant to rust, corrosion, and fading, ensuring long-term durability and minimal maintenance requirements. Enjoy the beauty of these railings without the hassle of regular upkeep.

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Compliance with Safety Standards

Engineered to meet the current IBC code requirements for lateral load and point loading, our Modern Horizontal Railings prioritize safety without compromising on style. With sturdy construction and reliable performance, these railings provide peace of mind for both residents and property owners.

Benefits of Installing Our Modern Horizontal Railing


Modern horizontal deck railings offer a stylish, contemporary spin on traditional powder-coated aluminum railings. Horizontal deck railings are attractive, durable, and engineered for safety, in compliance with IBC (International Building Code) requirements.

There are numerous benefits to installing a horizontal metal rail system over a vertical design, including:
Materials: The versatility of building materials allows for a wide range of horizontal deck railings design options. The most common building materials are glass, cable, composite, wood, and metal.

Price: Horizontal deck railings are more affordable than vertical ones because they require less building material and fewer connections.

Installation: Horizontal deck railings are easy to install because they do not require balusters, making them less labor intensive than vertical guardrails, contributing to the lower cost. This also allows greater flexibility in determining the deck railing height, even with steel cable railing.

Aesthetic: Modern deck railings add curb appeal and value to single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, ramps, and stairs. Having a railing design that complements your deck surface will take your deck project to the next level.

Upgrade your property’s curb appeal and create a modern and inviting atmosphere with our Modern Horizontal Railings.

Contact us today to discuss your railing needs and let us bring your vision to life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of deck railings?

Deck railings protect people from falling from balconies, stairs, and raised decks.

Are horizontal railings suitable for both indoor and outdoor spaces?

Yes, horizontal railings are versatile and can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. Whether you need railings for your balcony, staircase, or terrace, horizontal railings can provide a modern and stylish solution.

What materials are commonly used for horizontal railings?

Horizontal railings are often made from durable materials such as powder-coated aluminum. These materials offer strength, longevity, and resistance to weather conditions.

Are horizontal railings safe for children and pets?

Yes, horizontal railings are designed with safety in mind. The spacing between the horizontal bars is constructed to prevent children and pets from squeezing through. However, it’s always important to supervise children and ensure their safety around railings.

What are the differences in cost among various railing materials?

• Pressure-Treated Lumber: Least expensive, typically $15 to $20 per linear foot.
• Vinyl (PVC): $20 to $40 per linear foot.
• Plastic or Polyurethane: $25 to $70 per linear foot.
• Composite: $30 to $40 per linear foot.
• Stainless Steel: $30 to $80 per linear foot.
• Aluminum: $40 to $70 per linear foot.
• Wrought Iron: $50 to $120 per linear foot.
• Cable Systems: $50 to $200 per linear foot.
• Glass: $100 to $850 per linear foot.

Why is aluminum considered a popular choice for railing material?

Aluminum is lightweight, extremely durable, resistant to scratches and dents, and does not rust, corrode, grow mold, splinter, warp, or crack. It also remains comfortable to the touch even in direct sunlight and often comes with a long or lifetime warranty due to its resilience.

What materials are available for horizontal deck railings?

Horizontal deck railings come in a variety of materials, including vinyl, wood, composite, metal (e.g., aluminum and stainless steel), plastic, polyurethane, wrought iron, cable systems, and glass.

Can I customize the design of horizontal railings?

Yes, horizontal railings can be customized to suit your specific design preferences. You can choose different finishes, colors, and even add decorative elements to match your overall aesthetic.

How do I maintain my railings?

Horizontal railings require minimal maintenance. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water is usually sufficient to keep them looking great. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can damage the finish.

Are horizontal railings compliant with building codes?

Horizontal railings are typically engineered to meet relevant building codes and safety standards. However, it’s important to consult with a professional to ensure compliance with local regulations and requirements.

What is the cost of a basic vinyl or wooden horizontal railing system?

The cost of a basic vinyl or wooden horizontal railing system starts around $15 to $20 per linear foot.

What is the lifespan of horizontal aluminum railings?

The actual lifespan can vary, but most horizontal aluminum railings come with at least a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty, and some products offer a lifetime warranty.

Which railing material is the most expensive?

Glass is the most expensive railing material, with costs ranging up to $850 per linear foot.

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