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Are You Aware of the Load Requirements for your Railing Installations?

 A Deeper Look at Structural Requirements for Handrails and Guards Fabricators installing railing systems need to meet structural requirements and ensure compliance, which is becoming a bigger issue since imports don’t always meet the same requirements. This is all the more important with trends towards the use of heavier glass and less metal. With the […]

Get the Most Out of Your Supplier Relationship

A Good OEM Partnered with a Good Supplier Provides Value for All Involved Contract metal manufacturers play a critical outsourcing role to OEMs from materials management, to assistance with design and testing, to order fulfillment and logistics. You have a choice to make when finding a supplier for their OEM parts and services. But with […]

Railing Systems Light the Way: The Aesthetics and Safety Benefits of Lighted Railing Systems

The practical and aesthetic benefits for considering lighted railing systems More and more you see the demand for growing safety measures involving better lighting inside and out. It’s more present for outdoor recreation walking surfaces such as pathways, trails, or bridges, and interior walking spaces like in theaters or museums. Architecturally, it brings a strong […]

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What Is “The Ladder Effect”?

The 2000 International Residential Code (IRC) states that guardrails . . . shall not be constructed with horizontal members or other ornamental pattern that results in a ladder effect. It has never been in the International Building Code (IBC). This was removed in the 2001 code cycle and was published in the 2001 IRC supplement. […]

Improving Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel

Oxidization causes steel to rust. But, oxidization is not unique to steel. All metals oxidize. Aluminum will develop a film which will come off as black if the surface is not sealed. Brass and bronze will tarnish — which in some cases is desired. Stainless steel is subject to staining and rusting if the surface […]

Building Codes for Handrail and Guard Railings

Prior to using any railing products, it is incumbent on designers, fabricators and installers to make themselves familiar with local building codes that apply to their applications. Most municipalities and local code bodies do not write code — they adopt codes prepared by various code bodies. Historically, model codes were prepared by code bodies such […]

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LEGATO RAILING COLLECTION

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Lighted Railing Installation

Installation instructions for Lumenrail®

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Cable Railing Installation

Learn about Ultra-tec® cable cutting, swaging measurements and how to install cable railing.

 

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