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Old 2009-07-29, 08:34 PM
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Default aluminum vs wood railing

We currently have wood railings on our front porch which is literally rottening away. House is about 9 years old...I'm assuming they/builder didn't use proper type of wood to withstand the elements.

I'm thinking of using aluminum rails to replace it but not sure if this is costly. Does anyone know a contractor who can do this type of work?

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Old 2009-07-29, 11:44 PM
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when i hear aluminum railing i think of those old corroded screen doors and porch railings from the seventies.

they do have newer aluminum extrusion, but they also have plenty of plastic and wood product railings that will fit the bill at a reasonable cost. if money is no object, check out wrought iron.

i think your best bet is the yellow pages.
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Old 2009-07-30, 11:12 AM
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Do you want aluminum or do you mean Vinyl?

Extreme Entrances does very nice wrought iron.

http://www.extremeentrances.com/
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