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QUALITY CABLE RAILINGS

Cregger Construction elevates residential, commercial, and industrial projects with top-quality cable railing systems, including an expansive selection of styles, materials, and colors, both indoors and outdoors.

  • Unobstructed Views:
    • Exterior: The slender profile of modern cable railings allows for an uninterrupted view of your backyard, pool area, or landscape from your deck or outdoor stairway. This feature is appealing for properties with scenic views, ensuring the surrounding beauty is always in sight.
    • Interior: Interior cable railing systems work much the same way, blending seamlessly with your home’s aesthetic while offering expansive sightlines.
  • Modern Appeal:
    • Looking for a contemporary flair? Sleek lines and minimalist design create an “automatic wow factor,” instantly taking your home’s style to the next level.
  • Durability:
    • Made from the highest-quality materials, our wire railings withstand the test of time, reducing the need for frequent replacements or repairs. Both exterior and interior systems have the durability that will leave your home looking modern and elegant for years.

What are Cable Railings?

Whether you call them wire railings, metal railings, wire handrails, wire railings, or cable handrails, cable railings are a type of barrier or fencing system that utilizes metal wires or cables, stretched horizontally or vertically, as the primary means of preventing passage. These railings are often used in both residential and commercial settings, including decks, balconies, staircases, and walkways, but we specialize in residential applications. Here are some key aspects of cable railings:

  1. Components: The typical system consists of posts (which can be made of metal, wood, or composite materials), handrails, and the cables themselves. The cables are usually made of stainless steel for its strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion.
  2. Design and Aesthetics: Cable railings are popular for their sleek, modern appearance, which offers minimal visual obstruction. This makes them an excellent choice for locations with scenic views, such as overlooks, waterfront properties, and mountain homes. Their design versatility allows them to fit well with a variety of architectural styles.
  3. Safety and Regulations: Despite their slender appearance, when properly installed, wire railings systems are strong and meet safety codes and regulations. However, the specific requirements can vary by jurisdiction, so it’s important to be aware of local building codes. This may include regulations on the maximum spacing between cables, minimum railing heights, and the tension of the cables to prevent them from being a climbable feature, especially in settings where child safety is a concern.
  4. Installation and Maintenance: Installation of cable railings can be more complex than traditional railing systems due to the need for precise tensioning of the cables and compliance with safety standards. That’s why it’s so important to work with cable railing companies like Cregger who are specialists in this unique field. Regular maintenance includes checking and adjusting the tension of the cables and cleaning to prevent corrosion, especially in salty or humid environments.
  5. Cost: The cost can vary widely based on materials, design complexity, and installation requirements. They can be more expensive than some traditional railing types due to the materials used and the specialized installation process.

Cable railings combine functionality with a modern aesthetic, making them a preferred choice for enhancing views while ensuring safety and compliance with building standards.

Custom Cable Railing Solutions for Every Home

Whether choosing wire railing systems for stairs, a wrap-around deck, or another key living – or work – space, Cregger Construction can tailor the design to fit your property’s unique needs.

  • Options: Choose from a variety of materials like stainless steel and powder coated aluminum to match your home’s aesthetic and structural requirements.
  • Expertise: Our team of skilled professionals ensures that every residential and/or commercial cable railing installation is executed with precision and care while adhering to the highest safety standards. 
  • Convenience: Cregger Construction handles every aspect of the installation process, from initial design consultation to the final touches, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience for our clients.

FAQs

Homeowners commonly ask these questions about wire railings.

Yes. Exterior uses include cable railings for decks, balconies, and outdoor stairs. Indoors, we typically install them on stairways, landings, lofts, and elevated walkways.

There is more labor involved, and the components are higher-end than typical builder-grade stairways or deck railings, but there’s no comparison for aesthetics and functionality. From a value standpoint, therefore, they are not more expensive than the basic alternatives. Request a free quote for more detail.

Although there are kits available on the market, we don’t recommend a DIY approach for homeowners. In fact, most general contractors don’t even do the work themselves and instead subcontract the work to cable railing companies like us. Referrals and subcontracts from other contractors are one of our main sources of business.

Serving the Mid-Atlantic

Cregger Construction specializes in residential cable railings throughout Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Our team is committed to delivering quality and excellence in every project, and our hands-on, professional project managers will be happy to meet with you and help you get started on the upgrade of your dreams.

Whether you are looking for exterior or interior railings, modern stair railings, or cable railing systems throughout your home, we have you covered! 

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