Stainless Steel Rod Railing

Stainless Steel Rod railing is changing the game of modern horizontal railing design. Its non-porous surface, steel strength, and non-corrosive durability make it the top deck or stair railing choice.

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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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10 Year Finish Warranty

Even in Coastal Conditions

Here at Viewrail, we take pride in providing a durable finish that will look amazing for years and years. Our experts have dedicated their time to perfecting our process and testing to ensure the finish’s longevity.

We are happy to provide our customers with a limited warranty on their finish up for up to 10 years! Most companies shy away from offering this type of service anywhere near salt water. However, we are confident our Fluoropolymer Powder Coat and our 2205 Brushed Stainless Steel will withstand coastal conditions and remain flawless.

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Stainless Steel Rod Railing Products

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Rod Railing Posts

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Rod Railing Kits

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Rod Railing Handrail

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Rod Installation Tools

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Learn About Rod Railing

Learn About Rod Railing

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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Stair Railing Kits For Simple Installation

With the right parts and hardware, rod railing is simple to install on stairs, decks, and balconies. That’s why our rod railing kits contain everything you need to tension one end of rod railing. Our railing kits can even be great for small curves and turns unlike wire railing. Each hardware component included in the stair railing kits is made from 2205 duplex stainless steel. This is a high quality metal, built to stand up under extreme coastal and corrosive environments.

Each kit uses a combination of tension receivers and threaded crimp fittings to tension each ¼” line of rod. The Level Tension End kit is built for projects on a flat surface, while the Angle Tension End kit includes an angle washer for projects on a slope. All Viewrail railing posts & Rod railing kits are a homeowner’s dream, making installation a breeze.

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Stainless Steel Railing: Safe, Durable, & Rust-free

Each ¼” rod is made from 2205 duplex stainless steel, a metal that will stand up to even the harshest coastal environments. With special fasteners to hide the components away in the post, the railing is an aesthetically pleasing and very secure option. Stainless rods pair great with our steel staircases

Rods are similar in style to cable railing, with one important difference: they will never sag over time. They are also stronger and more durable than wire railing systems. The straight, thin profile of the rod means that the system is incredibly simple to clean and maintain. Additionally, Rod railing is completely code compliant. Each system must be built to follow railing code — there are international, local, city, and state codes that dictate the requirements for each particular project. Building codes can be complicated to navigate, but our stainless steel railing is designed to meet and exceed these code requirements without compromising on design.

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