Outdoor living spaces and decks not only add value to your home – they enhance the experience of being at home and expand leisure space for your family!

What different type of railing are available?

Our standard S.T.A.R. picket and glass railing systems include our “CLASSIC SERIES” for a contemporary look featuring a continuous uninterrupted top rail design and our “COLONIAL SERIES” featuring a more traditional look with railing running between railing newel posts. We also are capable of designing custom railing to suit your project needs. We have a unique stair railing system offered with pickets or glass.

What heights are available?

Our standard rail heights are available in both 36″ & 42″ rail heights. Custom heights are also available upon request for an additional charge.

What is the railing constructed from?

Railings are constructed from sturdy marine grade aluminum 6005 or 6061 alloys and then color coated with our powder coated finish.

Are railing suitable for both residential and commercial applications and do they meet building code compliance?

Yes, the heavy duty sturdy construction of our engineered railing system meets rigid North American Residential and Commercial building code. The system is capable of meeting 2009 IBC (International Building Code) and NBC (National Building Code of Canada).

Are there different mounting methods available to attach the railing to the deck?

Yes, the standard attachment method is to “surface mount” the railing by mechanically fastening the post base plate into the decking substrate below. Alternative attachments such method such as “fascia mounted” by attaching the post to the exterior face of the structures rim joist or “core mounting” into concrete substrates are also available. Consult your S.T.A.R. dealer for additional information on these and other alternative mounting details available.

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as aluminum extrusions, such as architectural building materials (guardrails) automobile and bicycle parts. For additional information visit www.powdercoating.org

What colors are available?

S.T.A.R. Railings offer a choice of 10 standard powder coated color offerings. Please note not all colors may not be readily available in your geographic region consult with your local S.T.A.R. dealer for additional information. Optional custom color selections are available in a infinite choice of colors and finishes to meet your project needs. Standard coating offering meet AAMA 2604 voluntary specification performance requirements and test procedures for high performance organic coating on aluminum extrusions and panels and optional coating to meet AAMA 2605 compliance are available. All product are covered by S.T.A.R. warranty protection plans.