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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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Planning to Age in Place? Check Your Handrails.

I was reading this article in the New York Times about aging in place: Planning to Age in Place? Find a Contractor Now As our population ages, many are moving into homes that are more accessible with fewer stairs to climb.While you’re at it, don’t overlook your handrails. However, if the choice is to “age in […]

Stair Railing Height

Does My Stair Railing Have to be a Specific Height? Guard and Stair Railing Height are dictated by the building codes. First, determine whether you are dealing with a handrail or a guard. A handrail is in place to provide guidance on a stair. It is required when you have two or mores risers on […]

O Canada

Recently, I spent a week in Toronto doing “Lunch and Learns” at architectural firms. I’ve been doing this for years in the U.S. – primarily on the building codes as they apply to handrail and guards. However, the International Building Codes don’t apply to our northern neighbors which meant I needed to learn about the […]

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LEGATO RAILING COLLECTION

Straightforward installation and the ability to customize your look.

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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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