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4 Versatile Ways To Use An Aluminum Handrail

Safety is the most important aspect of any building project. Whether you are a Do-it-yourselfer or a commercial contractor, your finished project must be safe to be used by everyone. A durable and reliable railing system is an ideal solution to ease safety concerns. Aluminum handrails add a secure handhold for extra stability, which is especially helpful for children or elderly individuals. 

Aluminum pipe railings are an extremely versatile product that can be altered to fit a variety of settings. This railing system is suited for both outdoor or indoor environments, including staircases, pedestrian barriers, and accessibility ramps. Whether it is required by building code or additional safety precaution, pipe railings are strong, durable, and long lasting. In fact, pipe railings last over seven times longer than other fabricated handrails.

If you’re concerned about safety, take the extra precaution. Add an aluminum handrail for functionality and security. 

Here are 4 ways you can incorporate pipe railings into your next residential or industrial building project.

1. Stair/Ramp Railings

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Aluminum pipe railings are adaptable for staircases and ramps. Installing a pipe handrail is a simple, durable option to ensure the safety of any staircase or ramp. This railing system is particularly well suited for outdoor steps, as weather conditions can increase the chance of slips or falls. Aluminum handrails are an ideal railing material because they are weather resistant. Our pipe railings are made with premium powder-coated aluminum, so they won’t rust when exposed to rain or snow.

2. Stand-Alone Railing

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Outdoor rock paths look beautiful but can be unsafe. Slippery rocks and an uneven walking surface may cause safety concerns. If you have an outdoor stone path, the addition of an aluminum handrail will add extra safety. The base of the aluminum posts can be mounted directly to secure stone steps. An aluminum handrail also acts as a barrier to separate the path from its surroundings. This is particularly important if your walking path is near an unsafe ledge. Assess the conditions of your outdoor walking path. If you are unsatisfied with your safety, consider installing a stand-alone pipe railing.

3. Wall-Mounted Railings

Wall-mounted railings are well-suited for commercial construction. If you use a wall-mounted flange, pipe railings can be mounted on a vertical surface. This makes aluminum pipe handrails very adaptable. Whether it is a public hallway or residential staircase, pipe railings can be adjusted to fit your building design. Aluminum pipe railings can be shaped to fit every corner or crevice. You can also cut pipe railings on-site, so you’ll have all the sizes you need. Check out our pipe railing gallery to see all the ways you can wall mount an aluminum handrail.

4. Secondary Handrail

An aluminum handrail can be designed into your building project or added afterwards. Pipe railings can be attached to another railing as a secondary handrail. In this instance, the pipe railing adds a middle rail that is easy to grasp and protects against falls. Whether you have scenic, glass, or picket railings, you can add an aluminum handrail for extra stability. If you want to increase the safety of your current railing system, consider installing a secondary handrail.


Don’t compromise on safety, use aluminum pipe railings in your next building project. See our full selection of pipe railing products. At Century Aluminum Railings, our pipe railings are code compliant for residential or commercial stairways, wheelchair ramps, hospitals, and extended long-term care facilities. Before building with Century Aluminum Products, check with your local building code requirements.

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