We provide sophisticated, affordable, easy-to-install cable railing systems for commercial and residential builders, remodelers, and DIY homeowners. As specialists in the niche market of cable railings, we offer only the strongest, most resilient of materials and fabricate our railing components ourselves, ensuring quality and allowing customers virtually limitless customization opportunities. Established years ago through our original line of uniquely reinforced aluminum posts, we have since grown to offer more services and materials than ever before!
Cable Crimping, Post Fabrication, Railing Customization, Stainless Steel Fabrication, Post Hole Drilling, Railing Design, Cable Railing Kit Assembly
Black Aluminum Posts and Top Rail Support for Steps to Backyard in Rochester, MA
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8 Reviews for Cable Railing Direct
I used the design service and purchased their product.
I have a three story house, on a steep slope, in the mountains west of Denver. My main floor living is my second floor and my deck (walkout from the 2nd floor) is my outside area for entertainment. After 20 years, the 600 sq. ft. deck needed a makeover. I decided on B grade redwood to replace painted wood. The hand rail was a baluster style and in my demolition and initial reconstruction I planned on staying with that style …until…. I discovered some cable rail kits at a lumber yard. I thought a cable rail would really enhance my deck and since I was doing the work myself I could work it into my budget. I started exploring the installation parameters and costs and after some initial calls to Stainless Cable and Railing (SCR) to understand the structural requirements for post placement, I proceeded to relocate some of the new posts I had already installed for the baluster hand rail so as to comply with the post placement for cable rails. After the initial conversations with SCR, I knew the maximum allowable distance between the 4x4 posts and that I wanted to run the cables through the posts. I did not know where to start the cable runs, where to stop them, how to turn corners or where the tension should be. I took advantage of the design service from SCR by sending in a drawing of my deck depicting the layout with precise measurements between the posts. I also included photos of every conceivable start/stop point and every turn. They reviewed the drawing and photos, designed the railing system, sent me a quote and I placed the order. Rather than have SCR swage the cables, I decided to field swag them because that method looked straight forward enough, was the least cost option, eliminated the risk of measurement errors, and reduced the amount of scrap material. The SCR design divided my deck into 4 sections (cable runs) and incorporated the least cost option given that I needed surface mounted components for some posts and through-the-post components for others. I follow the design precisely and learned some things in the process. Lessons learned: 1.A long straight run, even one with a slight turn, can be tensioned in one direction. 2.If you make a 90 degree turn in wooden posts, even with hole protectors, you’re better off tensioning in both directions away from the turn. 3.For consistence in drilling the holes in the posts, make a template out of 2x2 roof flashing and line up the cables between the start/stop points with a string. As the railing construction progressed, one section required that I modify the SCR design. The modification was necessary so that I could tension both directions from a 90 degree corner. This change dictated a new list of materials and returns of some unused components. SCR accepted my returns without issue. They were great to work with and their prices were competitive. I did an analysis of my final costs compared to some prepackaged kits and determined that I had saved money and did not compromise quality. I am proud of the way my deck turned out I’ve included some pictures for review. I’m also very satisfied with the product and assistance I received from Stainless Cable and Railing. I would recommend them and when spring rolls around I’ll be going back to them from more product to redo a small deck on my third floor and a walkway to my front door.
I am not a contractor. Built with the help of a family member
Awesome experience. I purchased 4 sections / 11 spans of the Type 2 for wood post. With a little practice the installation was simple and not as time consuming as originally thought.
The team spent as much time as I needed to spec out my project. They reviewed my drawings, made recommendations and changes when necessary. They were careful not to just take & place an order, they were interested in getting it right. Their prices were also below many competitors, always a good thing!
These guys were great. I was installing some railing on my front steps (myself) and they were willing to problem solve with me on how best to do it. Very responsive. I even called to have them ship out a bolt I had accidentally cut (my fault) and they sent me one no charge. (I live in Boston and they are on the west coast!)
I had an excellent experience with this Stainless Cable & Railing Inc.! Their staff is very knowledgeable about their product and were extremely helpful in answering questions from my contractors who had not assembled this type of railing before. We had a couple of conference calls with SC&R during which they walked us through the assembly in great detail which helped out a lot. The installed railing looks beautiful and has received many compliments. I would highly recommend this company for both their high quality product and their outstanding service!
We inherited a lovely home in the Poconos with a magnificent view deck looking out over thousands of acres. It was in need of a railing being close to 20 feet off the slope but would have been a tragedy to obscure any of the view. We found Stainless Cable & Railing through an on line search and requested a quote after providing measurements. It was not only extremely reasonable but was delivered across the country on time to our contractor who was easily able to install it. The effect is magnificent and the view remains. After countless compliments from friends and family I can offer a five star review of this product. Thank you so much for preserving our view and providing a quality product to last through the seasons.
All facets of the process were at a high quality. From corresponding with the representatives in order to spec our project too the installation of railing system. Our client was very happy with the final Product. Sincerely Home Exteriors Direct LLC
Great product and good customer service, they always answered the phone when I called and responded quick to email questions. The only reason is did not get 5 stars is the install directions are not very good. Thankfully our contractor was able to work through them, but it took him more time in hours to think about what to do than it should have if the SC&R direction were step by step with accurate pictures. SC&R is hopefully working on installation videos. Great product, the product was delivered as ordered, as spec'd and as advertised. Great price as I shopped around a few different manufacturers.