Rod Railing

The Stronger, Sleeker
Alternative to Cable

Easy to install. Ready to ship in 10 days.

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Stronger
  • Rods made with marine-grade steel
  • Approved for coastal use
  • Rust-resistant, even in harsh conditions
Sleeker
  • Onyx – matte black finish for posts and rods
  • Hidden hardware for a clean design
  • Polished, cylindrical rods look and feel smooth
Easier to Maintain
  • No grooves makes cleaning easy
  • No re-tensioning required
  • Bends/creases smoothed out easily
Floating Stairs Rod Railing

Signature

Completely Customizable

Handrail Types
Mounting Styles
Finish Options
Hidden hardware
Turn corners with one post
10-year limited warranty on finishes
Approved for coastal use
Built for indoor or outdoor use
LED-compatible handrails

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Onyx

All Black Everything

Matte black posts and rods
Turn corners with one post
Customization same as Signature
Built for indoor and outdoor use
LED-compatible handrails
Hidden hardware

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Angela Rose x Viewrail

We partnered with Angela Rose to install a beautiful Onyx Rod Railing System on an existing staircase in her home. Check out our video, then get started on your own Rod Railing system with links below! Don’t forget to follow us on social media for project images from all of our partnerships!

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The Lundeen's "Little Oasis"

Take a look at this modern deck renovation by Allie Lundeen (@prvbsthirtyonegirl) and her husband Ryan, featuring our Onyx Rod Railing.

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International Code Council (ICC) Certified

  • Most rigorous, comprehensive certification
  • Covers Express and select Signature rod systems
  • Certification speeds up code inspection and permit process
Angle DriveTite

RodTite

Fastens to Existing Posts

Hardware hidden inside end posts
Comes in Onyx and stainless
No bulky fasteners
Ships next day
Works with any wood post
Installation kits available

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How it Works

You Decide

Pick the system that suits your style

We Help You Design

Custom-fit your system to your space

We Produce & Deliver

Made in the USA, delivered direct to you

You Install Your System

Our guides, walkthroughs, and kits make it easy

Rod Railing Systems for Any Space

With countless handrail, post, wood species, stain, and powder coat options, the combinations are endless.

  • Black FLIGHT Onyx Rods
  • Fashion Gray Exterior FLIGHT Endurance Treads, Rods
  • 2205 SS and Rods
  • Rods and Flight
  • Rod Railing
  • Floating Stairs Rod Railing
  • Floating Staircase with Onyx Rod Railing
  • Rod Railing for Curved Stairs
  • Rod Railing for Stairs with metal posts
  • Surface Mounted Rod Railing Posts
  • Rod Railing System with Stairs and Landing
  • Black FLIGHT Onyx Rods
  • Fashion Gray Exterior FLIGHT Endurance Treads, Rods
  • 2205 SS and Rods
  • Rods and Flight
  • Rod Railing
  • Floating Stairs Rod Railing
  • Floating Staircase with Onyx Rod Railing
  • Rod Railing for Curved Stairs
  • Rod Railing for Stairs with metal posts
  • Surface Mounted Rod Railing Posts
  • Rod Railing System with Stairs and Landing

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Weather-Proven

Marine-grade materials
Weather-tested wood handrails
10-year limited warranty on finishes

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Quick Slide Wood Grain

Quick Slide Handrail

Quick Slide is our groundbreaking handrail system designed for quick installation and extreme durability

  • Fast and easy installation
  • No drilling – protects powder coat seal
  • Installed with just an Allen wrench

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Bold & Bright: LED Handrails

LED-enhanced, Quick Slide handrails are now available for both interior and exterior projects.

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FAQs

What is Rod Railing?

Stainless Steel Rod Railing is our patented alternative to cable railing. This innovative railing solution is similar in style, profile, and aesthetic as cable railing, but has distinct advantages over cable. After years in the cable railing industry, we took everything we learned and sought to make a brand new, improved railing option that had all the benefits of cable without any of the weaknesses. And that’s why we invented hollow, stainless steel rods to replace cable railing. Our rod railing will not sag over time, it maintains its tension and spring, and can be bent to turn a radius. It is made from stainless steel, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. Our rods are made from 2205 Stainless Steel, ensuring that the smooth surface leaves no point of weakness for corrosion or rust, meaning that this railing option will last a lifetime no matter the location. Finally, our rod railing process is our easiest system to install, cutting install time in half when compared to comparable cable railing projects. Best of all, it clocks in at the same price point as cable. Additionally, our deck and stair railing kits are corrosion resistant. This ensures that the most important parts of the system will never wear out or breakdown unexpectedly.

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How Much Do Metal Rods Cost?

Our rod railing systems cost the same price as our cable railing systems. A full railing system, including posts, metal or wood handrail, rod infill, hardware, and components costs about $110-$250 per linear foot. The cost of your deck or stair railing will vary greatly depending on which post material you choose, the number of corners your project has, and the length of your handrail runs. Visit our rod railing pricing page to learn more about different material costs.

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How Do I Install Your Stainless Steel Rod Railing?

Rod railing follows the same basic concepts as our modern cable railing system. Watch our video guide on rod railing installation below.

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How Are Rods Different From Cable Wire?

Two infill systems—rod and cable wire—have emerged in the metal railing landscape. With sleek lines and hidden hardware, they’re shifting the landscape of modern and contemporary design. Both infills are made of durable stainless steel materials and use stainless steel componentry.

Despite these similarities, there are big differences between rod and cable railing when it comes to things: ease of installation, corrosion resistance, long-term maintenance, and curved applications.

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