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Cable railing for decks can be ordered with special tools & components to mount it on level surfaces, and stairs can be mounted at an angle. The installation process is simple and made easier with our rent-a-tool program. Either way, it’s simple for the DIY homeowner to install horizontal cable railing systems into a deck or staircase. With an industry-leading powder coating process, cables are the perfect steel cable fence for your indoor or outdoor project.
Cable railing is a versatile system that comes with dozens of customizable options. Order the posts in either aluminum or stainless steel, and make them your own with one of our powder coats. If your project is located on the coast, order custom-made exterior metal railing to hold up against salty sprays. Cable railing posts can be mounted into many different surfaces, such as wood, composites, concrete, and more.
When to Use Aluminum or Stainless Steel for Cable Railing
If you’re looking to install a new system, you are probably wondering what material you should use. StairSupplies offers two different metal options: aluminum and stainless steel for cable railing. Both materials are highly durable and look great after installation. Aluminum is less expensive and it is also lighter, making it a bit simpler to install. Stainless steel is more corrosion-resistant, so it’s well-suited for outdoor projects.
Our stainless steel posts are available in two types:
- 304 SS
- 2205 SS
304 is ideal for most guardrail systems. It’s durable with a beautiful brushed look. 2205 is best for coastal environments, because the stainless steel balcony wire is able to withstand years on any deck overlooking salt water.
All of the cable railing wiring and components are made from stainless steel.
DIY Installation Resources
Our cable railing systems are code-compliant and simple to install. Once you know the basics, tensioning lines of cable to posts is a process that any DIY homeowner can do. Get inspired by browsing through a few of these cable railing projects, then read our step-by-step guide on how to install cable railing.
About Our Cable Rail for Decks & Balconies
Cable railing is perfectly suited for decks and balconies, particularly if you have a great view to show off. The thin, minimalist design of the wire cable railing system keeps your focus on the landscape beyond. Metal wiring is a safe guardrail for elevated decks or balconies — when tensioned properly they will keep your guests completely safe. The deck railing keeps your views wide open, while sleek cable lines allow the breeze to flow through.
Flexible and simple to install, our cable railing systems are ideal for deck renovations or reconstructions. Stainless steel balcony wire is built to withstand outdoor weather conditions of all kinds. Pair the guardrail with wooden posts and metal accents for a sleek, modern look. Each component of the cable railing systems is built to last through the life of your finished project. We support many different flooring options for outdoor decks and balconies: wood, composite, concrete, and many more.
From start to finish, our guardrail is simple for the DIY-homeowner to assemble. Each metal post arrives on the jobsite pre-drilled for simple installation and pre-engineered to meet stair railing code. Stainless steel components are specially designed to fit the metal and wood posts on either leveled or angled runs.