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DekPro Prestige, Westbury C10, and Westbury C80 aluminum rail comparison at Deck & Rail Supply

Westbury C10 and DekPro Prestige are similar deck railing collections with some major differences. See the breakdown and comparison of these powerful handrail collections. With an additional bonus, we look at Westbury's best keep secret, C80 VertiCable which is possibly the cheapest cable railing system available! See these collections and listen to the breakdown!

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Beautiful Deck Railing atop a stair landing infront of lush green back yard the aluminum deck railing pictured is DekPro Prestige in Absolute Black
Railing has a large range in price and varies depending on the type of railing. Aluminum systems with all aluminum components and vertical baluster infill have a range of about $50-$70 per lineal foot. Cable systems typically cost $80-$100 for vertical cable, and above for horizontal cable and glass. Price depends largely upon options such as post size, stocking profiles, stocking colors, best usage of materials.
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Cocoa Bronze DekPro Railing with TimberTech Ashwood Lighted Effex, Deck is skirted to the ground with fascia and has extra deep steps

The first thing to do is make a 2d drawing of your deck. Make sure to label the sides of the deck, account for any angles, and measure the total distance of your stairs; from the front of the top stair tread to the front of the bottom or last stair tread step.

Now that we have a drawing of the deck, we can find where the posts should be placed. Draw a square for each post at corners, edges, and top and bottom of stairs. Then add any posts between those posts for any sections larger than 8'. Rail Kits are available in 6’ and 8’ Level and Stair, so a section that is 7’ will require an 8’ Rail Kit which will need to be cut in the field before installing. In contrast, the stair sections which are 9.5” total length will require two 6’ Stair Rail Kits on each side and 44” posts between. Now, label the distances between all posts with a 6'L (6'Level), 8'L, 6'S, or 8'S (8' Stair) (multiple "short sections" under 4', can be achieved by using one longer section (8' or 6') and (a) "Cut Kit(s)" which are 4/Pack rail brackets available in level, stair, or level angle adjustable ADJ for 45 degree and other degree angle turns.

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DesignRail Kits by Feeney Black with CableRail Kits series 150 rail
Posts, Rails, and Intermediate Pickets are made from reinforced aluminum or wood which can stand up to the cables tension. Cable Railing must be properly tensioned to in order to pass code requirements, typically a limitation specifying that a 4 in. spear cannot pass through the cable or railing. This results in a need for quality fittings and termination options. Cable Railing is available in Horizontal Cable Rail, and Vertical Cable Rail.
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