Railings

Exterior

We use engineered aluminum extrusions with a high endurance powder coating.  The system has been strength tested and is designed so that glass panels need only be supported on the top and bottom……less obstruction to views……cleaner looking.  This is one of the few systems providing both Warnock Hersey Lab test results and engineering.  It is important to note that although a system is engineered for strength and beauty, it must also be BUILT PROPERLY with regard to both the structure it is being attached to and the configuration of the rail system.

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In recent years we have seen the popularity of Topless Rails increase in Leaps and Bounds.  With this increased demand, we have developed a Topless Post that not only allows great flexibility in our rail designs but is sleeker and much easier to install. Below are some recent pics…..

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Interior

Our engineered component system allows us to produce some pretty sleek and clean looking rails.

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Waterproof Sheet Membranes

PVC (poly vinyl chloride) sheet goods are specially designed for nonslip waterproof walking surfaces on plywood or concrete. For a proper warranty, new select grade plywood must be used.  Concrete must be cured and if on grade, a plastic barrier must be present under the concrete to prevent hydrostatic pressure from pushing up the membrane.  PVC sheeting comes in various weights, textures and quality which affects life expectancy, usually from about 8 years to 20 years plus. It is important to choose a membrane without an abrasive surface to allow for ease of sweeping & mopping.  Life expectancy is also directly related to how well the product is installed & the type of sealants used in critical areas such as around posts, drains, curbs & pony walls.  This seems to be a problem area with many new homes & is becoming a concern for new home warranties.  Many serious problems resulting from poor installations show up after just a few years , so not only is it important to use an approved quality product, but the installation is just as important.

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Exterior Liquid Coatings

Take your pick……..acrylic, urethane, hypalon, epoxy-fiberglass. The most durable is urethane and also is most forgiving with installation conditions. Urethane is an excellent membrane choice under tile and pavers. Due to it not being the finished walking surface in this case, installation is much quicker

Also very durable is epoxy-fiberglass but is most critical with installation conditions requiring perfectly dry and warm conditions and the sub-surface must be absolutely clean and fresh.

The easiest to work with and most economical is acrylic.

Most of these fail due to poor or improper installation.

In order of cost from most economical: acrylic, hypalon, urethane, epoxy-fiberglass.

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Cedar Decks / Pergolas / Benches / Flower Boxes / Glass & Wood Rails

BC’s finest Red Cedar…..rough, dressed or kiln dried. We take pride in our fine workmanship.

Take a look…………..

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Deck and Patio Covers / Insulated Roofs

made of fully engineered aluminum powder coated components. Also great for entries and makes an economical carport……maintenance free and long lasting.

Skylights are available in 24 inch wide full length acrylic or safety glass panels.
Our new Polar flat panels are very attractive and great for sunrooms. They come with an R20 or R30 rating.

Contrary to popular belief, aluminum covers are NOT just for mobile homes. They can compliment any home and are very practical: allows use of deck or patio on rainy or hot days and protects patio furniture and barbecues from the elements.

It is recommended that part of the deck or patio be left open to the sky allowing for sun bathing…..the warmth of the sun on a cool day and enjoyment of flower boxes.

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For those wanting a more contemporary look – Wood structures of beautiful BC red cedar with many design options for the roof, posts and rails available.



 

Metal Cap Flashings

Made of galvanized steel for tops of wood railing or pony walls and deck curbs. Steel is preferred over aluminum because it is more rigid thus holding its shape better and is less susceptible to warping, rippling and denting. The paint is baked on for durability.

Where pony walls and curbs are involved, we highly recommend a self-adhering self sealing bitumen membrane be applied before the cap flashing is installed. There are other details to consider as well…. would like more info on this?…. give us a Tweet or email or even better, give us a call 250-883-2259.


 

Vinyl Cap Flashings

Wood top rails can be covered with rigid vinyl caps or vinyl sheet membrane making maintenance a breeze. Rigid vinyl is not the nicest looking but is great for taking abuse such as bumping of wheel chairs or bicycles.

 


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