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How did railing and multi-family buildings become a perfect and unexpected match?

Multi-family demand and investments have been steadily increasing over the past 10 years, going from a $17 billion dollar industry to a projected $148 billion in 2021* in the US. In this ever-expanding industry, where does railing fit in?

Desired Amenities

Multi-family buildings, be they apartments, condos, or townhomes in the past 10 years typically have demonstrated their own style, amenities, and finishes that make them unique. However, something that is consistently in demand in the majority of these dwellings today is the balcony. 

A balcony allows someone living in an area with limited greenspace to still be able to enjoy the outdoors. Once balconies on apartment and condo buildings became the standard, railing was quick to follow suit. For obvious safety reasons, any balcony is going to require railing, and that alone makes the multi-family industry and the railing industry perfect dance partners.

Series 9P Deck Railing on an apartment complex

Railing enables multi-family buildings to feature private balconies.

The Superior Difference

So what can a Superior Aluminum railing system offer a large scale apartment complex that others cannot? Well, each Superior railing system is custom-assembled, based upon the jobsite dimensions. This greatly reduces (or eliminates) any field fabrication requirements, allowing for quick installation. In today’s construction environment, time is money, especially toward the end of the project when the railing is being installed.  Superior Aluminum also offers factory-trained installers in many localities, which allows the general contractor or developer to purchase a turnkey installed solution, freeing up their personnel to work on other critical “punch list” items at the tail end of the project when the railing is typically installed. Additionally, Superior Aluminum offers a wide array of aluminum railing options from traditional picket railing and pipe railing, to cable railing, and even horizontal railing, allowing any job to have the perfect option for their specific project. 

Horizontal railing provides a unique look for multi-family applications 

If you have interest in a Superior railing system, feel free to contact us here or give us a call at 937-526-4065.

*SourceCBRE Group