When you think of remodeling your home, your mind likely steers towards a new bathroom, kitchen counters, or perhaps wood floors – but there is one item that is often overlooked that makes a world of difference to your home or business’ aesthetic while also providing safety to all occupants: railings. If you’re considering an update to your home or office, or building a new property, consider what ME Contracting can do for you.
There are a variety of different types of railings, each with their own purpose and unique set of features.
Glass railings are a much newer type of railing than those from other more traditional materials, such as wood or wrought iron. Glass railings are a great, cost-effective option for both interior and exterior spaces and are an easy way to add a clean, modern look to your space. This type of railing is perfect for a variety of applications, including balconies, decks and stairway railings.
One unique benefit of glass railings is that they provide a safety barrier that does not obstruct the view or lighting – this characteristic makes them a favorite for outdoor balconies, as you keep your guests safe while also providing an unobstructed scenic view.
Another benefit is that this type of railing is relatively low maintenance – they are very weather resistant and, aside from some light occasional cleaning, you do not need to do much to maintain them.
Customize the design to your preferences with ME Contracting – options range in glass shape, curve, size, thickness, and more.
Staircase railings come in a variety of materials, including wrought iron, wood and metals. This term is used primarily for railings used for exterior spaces, such as decks or patios, as they provide safety and support.
Wrought iron and wood are perfect for exterior railings on traditional structures, while metal staircases made from aluminum or steel provide a modern twist. When selecting which type of staircase railing is right for your structure, take into consideration both your own preferences as well as the structure’s own building style. For example, a modern steel staircase may be beautiful, but likely won’t fit in with a traditional brick-facade home.
Staircase railings contain multiple components, including the handrail, vertical supports, newel and finial. Each component serves its own purpose and comes in an array of design options. When looking for Toronto railings, there are a wide variety of building materials, components and options.
Interior railings are an often overlooked part of home remodels, yet are an important step to remember when finishing interior rooms. Selecting the right rail can put that finishing touch on your room, whereas leaving an outdated or mismatched rail has a tendency to leave the final product looking not quite finished. As is the case for many types of railings, interior staircase railings come in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes and finishes. Shaped wrought iron rails are a great way to bring in some old-world charm in a new way. Wood railings and handrails are fairly standard in many homes – hand rails are an important safety feature to accompany any set of stairs. Bring your personality into your home by updating your home using ME Contracting.
Adding a deck to your home is a great way to expand your livable space without incurring huge costs. With the right set of furniture and decorations, such as throw pillows for exterior furniture, your deck can become a full outdoor living space and is likely to end up your favorite room in the whole house.
Decks can be placed on the ground level with slight elevation or on higher levels of the house with deck-to-ground stabilization. Given the heights that often accompany decks, it is important to have solid, trusted railings to protect your friends and family from falls. Even if your deck is only slightly elevated, it is a good idea to install a quality, sturdy railing – as a wrong step or stumble off even the lowest of decks can mean a twisted ankle.
When choosing the right type of deck railing for your space, look no further than ME Contracting. There are a variety of building materials and design options offered by ME Contracting so that you can customize your look and your space. As you consider which type of railing is right for your space, it is important to consider both aesthetics and functionality.
Deck railings come in a variety of materials, including composite, metal, wood, vinyl, and more. Each material has its own unique look and set of benefits. For example, wood is often a cheaper option, but requires quite a bit of upkeep whereas composite can match existing materials like wood, yet requires less maintenance – this, of course, comes with a larger price tag.
One other thing to keep in mind as you develop your estimate for installing a deck with railings, is that this type of railing is primarily for safety reasons – as such, budget for rails that are a minimum of 100 to 150 cm high. This height is imperative to ensuring that your rails do not in themselves become a safety hazard.
What to Look for in Toronto Railings
As you consider which vendor is the right match for you to partner with for your Toronto railings, make sure that the vendor you choose is licensed and experienced. Make sure that they are aware of safety regulations and various stairway railing products. Each type of staircase railing has its own purpose and each person has their own design preference – as such, your vendor should take the time to meet with you to assess your needs, rather than giving you an out-of-the-box, one size fits all solution. Carefully consider where you will use the railing, your design and aesthetic preferences and what type of materials you prefer. Having your list prepared as you begin to shop will ensure you find the right Toronto railings for your home or business.
ME Contracting is one of the most reputable and quality railings company in Toronto so don’t hesitate to get in touch and call us today!