Cable Railing Systems - Stainless Steel
Cable rail systems are a popular option for home, business or industrials uses. Strong, yet lightweight, cable railings offer an unobstructed view while providing a safety guard around stairs, porches, decks, platforms, and docks.
Several variations of cable railing systems are available; download our catalog through the link below to see all the products. Choosing the correct cable rails will depend on your end use and size requirements, so we ask that you call our wire railing specialists at 888-794-0584 to place an order. They can help you order the stainless steel cable railing that will work best for your needs. We also suggest you research your local building code requirements before purchasing your cable railing system.
For more information on cost, see details below.
Cable Railing Assembly KitsComplete cable railing assembly kits are available and include everything you need (angled railings may require additional hardware) for installation. All of our assemblies are available in 1/8”, 3/16”, and ¼” diameters of stainless steel type 316 wire cable. The 1x19 construction creates a semi-rigid feel with minimal stretch. It can be used for most railing applications as it can be safely bent up to 45°. A 7x7 construction is available for more decorative uses where the ability to bend greater than 45° is needed. All of our cable rail systems can be machine swaged or hand swaged.
For general guidelines on how to install cable railing, download our Guide for Cable Railing Systems
Download: Architectural Cable Railing Catalog
Investing In Cable Railing Systems
Machine Swage Jaw Assembly for 12x12 Deck:Estimated Cost for Cable Railing System: $2,504.60*
Hand Swage Jaw Assembly for 12x12 Deck:Estimated Cost for Cable Railing System: $2,231.00*
Assembly requires hand swage tool for installation
*Cable railing cost will vary depending on size and style and installation method. This is a general example of the difference in cost between machine swage and hand swage cable deck railing assemblies. Machine swage systems require more exact cable measurements when ordering, but do not require a swaging tool for installation. Hand swage systems offer more flexibility because exact cuts are made during installation.
**These figures highlight a general cable railing systems cost and are not exact figures.
Our cable railing assemblies are intended to run horizontally from a fixed end, through intermediate posts, and secured or tensioned at opposite end posts.
We suggest choosing an assembly that includes a turnbuckle, as it will allow you to easily tension the cable if it begins to sag over time. Although it is not structurally necessary for cable runs less than 28’, including a turnbuckle in your assembly can also increase your cable span allowance to up to 50’. Adding an additional turnbuckle can increase your run span even more.
For corners, it is recommended to terminate the cable and start a new run at the change in direction. Experienced contractors will sometimes set up continuous runs around corners, however this impacts the allowable cable span. If you choose to run a cable around a corner, the maximum angle is generally 45° for 1x19 cable to preserve the integrity of the cable, and can be achieved by using a two post corner.
Configuring the location of your end and intermediate posts is the first step in configuring your cable railing system design. This is necessary in order to determine your cable length, number of cables and assemblies, and any additional hardware necessary for attaching to the post, rounding corners, and accommodating angled runs. We recommend installing posts prior to gathering cable measurements.