Aluminum Railing Uses, Applications
Aluminum Tube Railing and cable rail systems are ideally suited for maintenance free requirements such as decks and balconies. Our Aluminum Railing systems over 4'-0" (1.21 Meters) high produce maintenance free fencing for pool areas and site perimeters. Other ornamental applications include Glass Railing, French Rails, Trellis Structures, Fretwork, and Chair Rail.
Aluminum Railing System Installation, Assembly
Aluminum railing systems are easily installed, requiring virtually no assembly on the jobsite. Aluminum railing sections are shipped pre-assembled in lengths up to 20'-0" (6.09 Meters) long. Field assembly of aluminum railing sections is accomplished by joining together the prefabricated sections and setting them into place. Shop drawings are provided for each awarded contract. Additional instructions are provided upon request. Installation by ATR Technologies, Inc. is available depending on project magnitude, location and requirements.
Aluminum Railing Systems Materials and Finishes
Aluminum Tube Railings are produced from 6063-T6 & 6005-T5 aluminum alloys. A variety of finishes are available including several grades of baked enamel, powder coat and anodize. All mechanical connections use interlocking technology which is hidden from view or use internal fasteners of aluminum, cadmium plated or stainless steel. Typical aluminum railing designs utilize non-welded joints. These mechanically connected joints avoid welded construction and also avoid the "halos" or discolored areas commonly seen with anodized finishes on welded joints. When required, welded construction is utilized. See Finishes Profile for additional information.
Technical Support for Railing Systems
Aluminum Railing by ATR Technologies, Inc. provides design and cost estimates, installation, shop drawings, engineering calculations, custom extrusions and additional support for your aluminum railing project as required.
Aluminum Railing Systems Workmanship and Installation
Aluminum Tube Railings are fabricated according to approved shop drawings and actual field dimensions. All materials shall be installed plumb, square, level and shall be anchored securely in proper alignment with adjacent work. Posts shall be anchored according to approved aluminum railing system shop drawings. Adequate provisions shall be made for thermal expansion and contraction of all exterior aluminum railings. All miters and field cuts shall be smoothed after joining. When aluminum is placed in contact with dissimilar materials, the aluminum railing surface shall be protected by a vinyl tape or epoxy paint barrier.
The aluminum railing systems subcontractor shall complete the aluminum railings for final inspection and acceptance as installed according to the contract requirements. The General Contractor shall be responsible for protecting the installed railings from subsequent operations of other trades during the balance of construction as required.
Aluminum Railing Codes, Certification
Engineering calculations are provided as required. When specified, certified engineering is provided by a State Certified engineer for each project awarded. ATR Technologies, Inc. meet and exceed the loading requirements established by IBC, UBC, BOCA, OSHA, SBC, HUD, FHA, ANSI A117.1 and local Building Codes. Where required, your aluminum railing system is designed to comply with ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).
Operation, Maintenance of Aluminum Railing Systems
ATR Aluminum Rail Technologies, Inc. are virtually maintenance free. Depending on finish selected, seasonal rains may rinse off dust and debris on exterior installations. When heavier deposits are subject to occur or when periodic maintenance is required, mild detergents and warm water are generally recommended, subject to the applicator's cleaning recommendations. These recommendations vary by finish and location and are available as required for your aluminum railing system.