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A railing is a finishing aspect of many outdoor spaces that adds an element of design while focusing on the key feature of safety. Whether you’re enclosing the area around your pool deck or simply finishing the veranda you have always wanted, a steel railing is capable of tying the whole space together, complementing the look and ensuring protection. As the preferred choice for many homeowners, this durable material is offered with a powder coating that comes in several natural and monochromatic colours. It is also a rust-free material, standing up to harsh weather conditions and retaining its structure and appeal for years to come.

At Ideal Fence, we leverage our experience with perimeter fencing to provide complete steel railing installations in an efficient, timely manner, allowing you to get back to the things that matter most — enjoying your outdoor space!

Versatility, Style, and Security

Steel is frequently used as a metal in many building materials. It is malleable and can be readily moulded into shapes suitable for railings. Steel can also be flattened to be used in various items like cans and foil. This versatility is part of the appeal, as the metal can be applied to different styles of railing that complement the space in question.

Often powder coated, the colour of a steel railing can bring out the contrast or fit seamlessly along your concrete porch or wooden deck. It can also be combined with other materials, such as a wood railing topper, or cable connections between posts, to further the design elements. Ultimately, you are choosing to install a railing for its safety and security. Steel is a sturdy option that does neither warp nor bend, keeping your guests protected from the edge of your elevated space and looking great while doing so.

The Pros and Cons of Steel Railings

With this material, in particular, the pros far outweigh the cons. Steel railing installation is easily completed in a day, as the pieces in each kit are prefabricated and readily align together. This is in part because it is so lightweight. When comparing this metal to others, such as steel versus a steel deck railing, the former is approximately three times lighter. However, this doesn’t mean it compromises on strength or durability.

Steel is used to make numerous accessible items and can be made thin and pliable, but it can also be enforced to take on more robust applications. It can be used in a variety of construction purposes including door and window frames as well as external applications. Extreme heat, wet weather, and even freezing temperatures have next to no impact on it. Steel is also insect-proof, meaning that no matter the conditions where your property is, it will hold up. A worthy investment, it will last for decades without losing its shape or functionality.

How much maintenance does an steel railing need?

One of the difficulties that can come with other types of railings is a continual need for maintenance. Because of the powder coating, this barrier will never need a paint touch-up. A steel railing simply needs a rinse now and then with your hose. It’s likely close enough to your gardens that you don’t even have to go out of your way to give it a quick rinse.

Is an steel railing eco-friendly?

In addition to all the other benefits of this metal, it is also one of the few that can be continuously recycled. In fact, your steel railing may already contain some recycled materials. When it is time for replacement, ensure your railing is disposed of correctly and it will be refined so that it can be reused.

When will the railing need to be replaced?

Thanks to its strength and durability, a steel railing system can last for approximately 20 years. Some warning signs that it needs to be replaced include chipped paint, wobbling, and fence bars coming loose or pulling away from the main structure.

At Ideal Fence, we are residential and commercial clients’ go-to installers for steel railings in Ottawa. Our expertise is unmatched, and we stand behind our craftsmanship as a part of our commitment to ensuring our customers receive professional service that uses the best materials available. Considering steel fence installation on your property? Contact us today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Unlike iron, this type of metal does not rust due to its distinct element composition. Steel is corrosion-free, and the addition of a powder coating further keeps it looking great and protected from wet conditions.

Steel is incredibly versatile, and it can be used for both fencing and railings. Many homeowners choose this material because of its versatility and ability to seamlessly fit in with any outdoor space.

Client Testimonials

A very positive experience from sale to completion of installation. Would highly recommend for a professional installation.

Trever Morrison, Kare-Mor

My experience dealing with the guys from Ideal fence were first class. René the owner, from beginning to end , kept communication on point throughout the entire job. Considering this was my first large scale fencing project, I couldn’t have asked for things to go as smooth, and the very large crew of men ensured things wouldn’t drag on. I thank Rene and his entire staff for a great job, cheers to the gentle giant!!

Matthew Leger, Maintenance Manager at Paramount Properties

As a fellow tradesman, I have gotten to know Francis Cote and his team quite well. He is detail-oriented, hardworking and focuses on the client is exceptional. If you are looking for someone to help you with your fencing project, Francis and his team would be an excellent choice. We recommended them to all our clients.

Dan Barnabe, Chief Estimator at Stone by Design

Owning a landscape construction company, I have worked with many contractors. When I contacted Ideal fence they provided me with prompt and professional service. I was impressed with their timeliness and clear effort it took to complete the job in a timely fashion. I have used them for multiple jobs since. My client was very happy with the finished product.

Ryan Crompton, Green Roots Landscaping
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