Column & Rails


Fiberglass vs Aluminum Columns


Fiberglass columns will enhance a home or business with not only style and elegance, but will also provide years of maintenance-free service. They are easy to install, rot free, and come with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. They have the traditional "feel" of a wood column and besides needing paint, none of the upkeep. Fiberglass columns are available in several different styles, Round, Square, smooth & fluted, they even offer a popular Craftsman Bungalow tapered column. The Bungalow column is also available in a less expensive non-load bearing CPVC (this is a rot free column wrap that fits together around a 4x4 ), it still needs to be painted, but just like the fiberglass it is resistant to rot & those nasty carpenter bees.


Aluminum columns are an extremely light weight compare to the amount of weight they can support. Aluminum columns are available in different styles like round, square fluted, or square smooth. Aluminum columns can come in several powder coated paint finishes; most common are white, tan, clay, almond, & bronze. Aluminum columns are virtually maintenance free and can wrap around existing posts. Aluminum columns also come with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.


Aluminum vs Vinyl Handrails

Aluminum rails are painted with a powder coated finish in white, wicker, bronze, black, clay, and almond. This railing is great for residential and even passes code for commercial use (strength is not questioned on this product); it goes great on buildings of all types. The Designer railing from Style Rite is made from heavy gauge aluminum and designed for safety. Aluminum Fencing is perfect for all swimming pool enclosures. It’s excellent for adding strength, security and beauty to any commercial buildings and ramps. Aluminum railings give a tasteful look to your patio or porch. This product has a lifetime warranty on finish and structure. This product is so low maintenance that it is truly a “set it – and forget it” product, all that is need is a cleaning with a hose. Style Rites railing is a contractors favorite for installation due to its quick set up and flexibility in that the railing can be used for straight porches or going down stairs.

Vinyl handrails are a perfect fit for many applications. When price is the biggest issue, that is when white vinyl rail comes to shine. It is less expensive than aluminum, and a whole lot less expensive than wrought iron. Vinyl rail is available in white, tan, and clay colors. It is easy to put together and install, however, the time to put together is often frustration for installers, and why they prefer the aluminum, but for a weekend warrior, vinyl railing is a great way to save some money and still get a great looking handrail. Basic annual upkeep is done with a simple garden hose with this product as well.


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AFCO Industries

Afco Rail is a great option for must for your next residential project. It has a great price point for your wallet and appeases the eyes with a beautiful and clean design. Everything you need for an easy installation is included in each package. The rails have a fiberglass reinforcement inside them for increased strength, and it won’t rust, deteriorate or discolor like steel inserts. Vinyl railing is guaranteed to not peel, flake, blister, crack, or abnormally weather for the life of the product.


Style Rite Industries

Aluminum rails are painted with a baked on enamel finish in white, wicker, bronze, black, clay, almond, cranberry, and green. This railing is great for residential and even passes code for commercial use (strength is not questioned on this product); it goes great on buildings of all types. The Designer railing is made from heavy gauge aluminum and designed for safety. Aluminum Fencing is perfect for all swimming pool enclosures. It’s excellent for adding strength, security and beauty to any commercial buildings and ramps. Aluminum railings give a tasteful look to your patio or porch. This product has a lifetime warranty on finish and structure. This product is so low maintenance that it is truly a “set it – and forget it” product.



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