S.T.A.R. Powder Coated Stairs and Railing

Classic S.T.A.R. Picket Railing.

In most areas of life, I believe the 80/20 remains a constant. Exterior railing is no different in this regard. 80% of our railing consumers choose the “Classic” S.T.A.R. picket railing. Why is this so popular?

When a potential client reaches out to Windeck for a railing, we usually get the phrase “we are looking for something affordable, simple and maintenance-free. Our response is “have you seen the “Classic” S.T.A.R. picket railing system? Many companies across Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario have a variation of this railing, which would look similar on the outside, but like humans, is not at all the same on the inside.

Why they choose “Classic” S.T.A.R. Picket Railing?

Unlike, its counterparts “Classic” S.T.A.R. railing, has all its components and pieces pre-welded onto each post. All baseplates are 4”x4”x3/8”, with an exterior fillet weld applied to all four sides. Aluminum loses a lot of its strength when welded, so we weld a 6” “I gusset” on the interior of the post tubing. This makes for a far stronger post connection then any other competitive brand on the market. Taking it a step further, all the extrusion is .125 thick with T6 grade aluminum, making it a far superior quality of aluminum. The average wall thickness of “box store” railing posts are comprised of .07 wall, thickness sourced with T5 aluminum, which is a far more polluted metal.

Let’s talk connections:

Something often overlooked when purchasing an aluminum railing, is how long the top railing length is sold in. With the S.T.A.R. railing system, if you go 20 feet it’s one continuous top railing, connecting the entire run of posts. With other brands, you can only buy 4-6’ sections, connecting it to each post along that run. This only ties that section together, making it a lot weaker. Speaking for the majority, a strong railing is usually what consumers want for both safety and functionality.

Cost Vs. Benefit:

When you buy a “Classis” S.T.A.R. picket railing, your investment usually costs 15% more than the box stores. If you compare value, with install speed and get 75% more aluminum in your railing, this choice becomes a no brainer.

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