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What Colors are Available for Durarail Railing Systems?
Durarail railing systems are available in your choice of 13 standard colors, or up to 180 custom colors including the authentic looking wood grain finish. Please see our Durarail Colors page for more details.
What Type of Post Mountings are Available?
Durarail railings posts can be configured to attach to the deck either on the top surface or on the fascia (the side of the deck).
What is Powder Coating and Why Use It?
Powder coating is one of the most durable exterior finishes available today. It is used on many metal items that are exposed to the weather because, as a finish, it is the best way to ensure durability, weather resistance, and color retention. A powder-coated finish is part paint and part polyester sealer/resin. The finish is applied as a powder, electrostatically, and while held to the metal this way, is baked in an oven. It is baked at a hot enough temperature so, in effect, the outside layer of the metal fuses with the melted powder forming a hard, weather-resistant finish.
What Does Maintenance-Free Mean?
Durarail Railings are made of aluminum (will not rust) and the exposed surfaces are finished with a powder-coat finish. Wooden railings, even when painted or stained, are likely to rot, decay, peel or fade, and are prone to a buildup of mold and mildew. Durarail powder-coated aluminum railings virtually eliminate maintenance problems associated with old wooden railings. No painting, no repainting, no rust, no priming, no staining, no re-coats…the list goes on. If you’ve ever spent the time required (every year!) to maintain a wooden railing, you will truly appreciate being able to devote your time to something more pleasing to you.