The Complete Guide to Custom Aluminum Railing for 2019 The Complete Guide to Custom Aluminum Railing for 2019

The Complete Guide to
Custom Aluminum Railings for 2022

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There’s a reason why custom aluminum railings are the Lower Mainland’s deck railings of choice!

Aluminum railings are durable, beautiful, and affordable. They check all the boxes for homeowners looking for something easy to maintain, without sacrificing on quality or looks.

This article covers everything you need to know about custom aluminum railings: Cost, durability, maintenance requirements, the time it takes to manufacture custom railings, and building code restrictions. When you know the answers to these questions, you’ll know if aluminum deck railings are right for you!


How Much Do Custom Aluminum Railings Cost?

$80 – $150 per linear foot when installed by a professional

Custom aluminum railings are made to order. While it may cost a bit more than the pre-fabricated aluminum railings found at the hardware store (which is really made for the DIY-er), custom railings are measured and built to your exact deck or patio. One of the biggest advantages of custom railings is the ability to design them exactly to your wishes.  You can mix and match aluminum railing styles and colours to your heart’s content! For a small additional cost of $5 – $10 per linear foot you can get creative with custom design features. Twisted pickets, thickened pickets, and double top caps will cost a bit extra.


How Long Do Aluminum Railings Last?

Lasting for decades, aluminum provides protection from rust, decay, corrosion, and insect infestation. Unlike their wood or PVC counterparts, aluminum resists the damaging effects of the sun. We powder coat our aluminum railings to keep them looking like new for a long time. Unlike wood or steel railings you can look forward to your aluminum railings looking like new for years to come!


Do Aluminum Railings Rust?

Aluminum is incredibly corrosion resistant! Even if the paint scratches down to the base metal, aluminum is unlikely to rust in most environments. Structurally, aluminum railing does not rot or decay like wood. You can rest easy knowing the critical joints won’t rust away like steel or wrought iron, or crack in cold weather like PVC.


What are the Maintenance Requirements for Aluminum Railings?

Aluminum is maintenance free – requiring a light spray from a hose from time to time. Because it’s corrosion resistant, it’s very unlikely to rot or corrode.


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Is Aluminum Railing Recyclable?

Eco-conscious Vancouver homeowners love aluminum, as it’s recyclable. During manufacturing and installation, we recycle or reuse any extra material. At the end of your railings lifespan, you can simply disassemble the railing and take it to a local recycling depot.


Do Aluminum Railings Come in Different Colours?

We powder coat our aluminum railings in eight standard colours. In our upgraded railing packages, we offer a number of customized colours. We can powder coat your railings in just about any colour, but the more customizing required, the more this will cost. Unlike iron and wood railings, aluminum does not need to be re-painted every year. Browse our deck railing gallery for colour and style inspiration.

How Long do Custom Aluminum Railings Take to Make?

Custom aluminum railings take between 2-4 weeks to measure, manufacture, and install. Please note that we don’t start measuring for your custom railings until your deck is ready. Railings are the final touch on your project, and come at the very end of a deck renovation.



Do Aluminum Railings Have a Warranty?

Citywide is proud to offer a 10-year warranty on all custom aluminum railing packages.


Does Building Code Require Me to Have Railings?

According to building code, every deck (more than 18” off the ground) needs railings. Whether you’re building a new deck or renovating the railings of your existing deck, picking railings is important. By considering how you’ll use your deck, where you live, and what your budget is, you can find the best railings for your home.


Ready to Upgrade to Custom Aluminum Railing?

Aluminum Railings offer a versatile, clean, and stylish appearance. Citywide Sundecks & Railings builds and renovates custom decks and railings in Metro Vancouver, BC. We have extensive experience with aluminum railings and can help you find the best fit and style for your needs!

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See what our past clients have shared:


“A word of thanks, for the excellent work on my sundecks, stairs, and railing. Your work was done on time and within budget. I must say it’s the envy of my neighbours. They ask who did the work, and of course I tell them Citywide. The house looks great, with the new decks and stairs.”


– Tony C, Vancouver

“We are very pleased with the restoration project completed by Citywide Sundecks and Railings during the summer of 2015. The beautiful new sundeck was rebuilt in a very professional manner and the installed aluminum railings were a real upgrade on our original wooden ones. We are so glad that we contracted CWS as they were terrific to deal with and they provided quality work from start to finish.”

– Bruce & Loreen S, Richmond


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