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Cable Railing Systems are Gaining in Popularity for Decks, Porches, and Balconies

Some trends are here to stay. More than ever, homeowners are transforming their outdoor living spaces by creating functional and inviting landscapes that enhance their homes. One element of this trend is the desire to create vistas that can be enjoyed by family and friends while maintaining the safety and security offered by an aluminum railing system. For this reason, cable railing systems are growing in popularity within the overall category of decking and railing products.

Typical railing systems are designed with infills (balusters) between the top and bottom rails that are much bulkier than the thin cables used in cable railing systems. These thin cables enable enhanced views from decks, porches, and balconies. Among cable railing systems, there are two available options. One option features horizontal cables positioned between the railing posts, while the other option is a vertical cable system which incorporates vertically positioned cables that come in pre-assembled sections.

Digger Specialties Inc. (DSI) is the United States industry leader in the production of aluminum railing with its Westbury® brand of aluminum railing. DSI introduced Westbury VertiCable® aluminum railing as an alternative to horizontal railing systems. In addition to its distinctively attractive design elements, Westbury VertiCable aluminum railing offers important advantages when compared to horizontal cable railing systems and other typical railing systems:

  • Built To Last

Produced with aluminum, which will not warp, or require painting and sanding unlike wood railing, more durable and easier to maintain than vinyl railing, and will not rust unlike steel railing. Westbury VertiCable aluminum railing is built to provide a lifetime of durability and low maintenance.

  • Permanent Color and Finish

In addition to its aluminum structure, VertiCable is also produced to provide a lasting finish. DSI is the only aluminum railing manufacturer whose powder coating process is Powder Coating Institute (PCI) 4000 certified and meets the rigorous specification to be verified AAMA Compliant. VertiCable comes with a lifetime limited warranty from DSI and is available in an industry leading 12 standard smooth and textured finishes as well as custom colors, there is an option for every palate.

  • View

Featuring architecturally designed thin vertical stainless-steel cables in place of traditional balusters, VertiCable enables clear and enhanced views from decks, porches, and balconies.

  • Ease

Shipped in pre-assembled sections VertiCable reduces installation time by as much as 60% versus horizontal cable railing systems, in turn saving labor costs for the project. Due to its simple and light weight design, VertiCable is easier to install than composite and steel railing alternatives making it the superior choice for contractors.

  • Peace of Mind

Code approved for residential and commercial railing applications, VertiCable is engineered to provide a safe enclosure for children and pets.

Bob Shaver, contractor, and owner of Baldwin County Fence in South Alabama has installed both VertiCable and horizontal railing systems noted that “Westbury VertiCable aluminum railing provides clear views that homeowners prefer while offering installation advantages. Westbury sections are pre-assembled making it much easier and faster to install than horizontal cable railing. The combination of a beautiful product and one that offers ease of installation makes it a homeowner’s and contractor’s best choice.”

Westbury VertiCable railing is available in 36” and 42” heights with section lengths of 4’, 5’, 6’, 7’ and 8’. To keep small pets and children safely contained within the enclosed area of a property, VertiCable aluminum railing cables are spaced 3” apart. VertiCable railing is available with an assortment of specialty swivel angle and stair mounts for contractor adaptability and a full line of posts for residential and commercial installations. Westbury VertiCable aluminum railing is available with Magena Star® lighting to provide attractive evening illumination of outdoor living spaces. Westbury VertiCable gates functionally and aesthetically complement the railing system and come in 36”, 48” and 60” widths. An added benefit to Westbury VertiCable railing is the opportunity to obtain a matching DSI aluminum Cable Fencing system with vertical cables.

Digger Specialties

Westbury VertiCable aluminum railing is a premium railing system that offers enhanced curb appeal, safety, durability, low maintenance, and unobstructed views. Learn more about how Westbury VertiCable Railing is Transforming the Outdoor Living Experience™.

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