Rod Railing Systems
Rod railing posts are designed to give you the sleekest and most modern railing system on the market. These posts are anchored securely to keep everyone safe while they tension your lines of rods. Viewrail rod railing posts come in aluminum, 304 stainless steel, and 2205 duplex stainless steel.
Rod railing posts can be used indoors and outdoors, on a project’s surface or on its fascia, on wood, tile, and concrete. When it comes to Viewrail rod railing posts the options are endless. Also choose between a flat top or universal top handrail bracket on each post.
Standard Surface Mounted Rod Railing Posts: these posts mount into wooden surfaces on either flat or angled runs.
Side Mounted Rod Railing Posts: these posts minimize the surface area of your project that is lost by attaching via bolts or screws to the fascia of your project.
Concrete Mount Rod Railing Posts: these posts are used to mount onto hard surfaces like cement, tile, ceramic, and other hard surfaces. They are either core drilled, or come with a larger base than the standard application.Learn More
Viewrail Rod Railing Kits contain all the hardware needed to tension the rods in your railing system. These hardware components are made out of high quality 2205 duplex stainless steel. This material is designed to hold up under even the most extreme coastal and corrosive conditions. You will need one kit for each end of a tensioned rod; use these kits with Viewrail rod railing posts.
Viewrail offers two rod railing kits which are used for level and angled applications. These kits use a combination of tension receivers and threaded crimp fittings to tension each ¼” line of rod. You will need one kit at each end of a tensioned rod.
Level Tension End: tensions a rod inside a metal post on level applications.
Angle Tension End: tensions a rod inside a metal post on angled applications. Also includes an angle washer to maintain the correct angle for your project.
Rod Coupler: this helpful component allows you to couple rods together to achieve lengths of up to 40’. You will still be able to tension your rods when using this piece; it simply allows you to get more length.Learn More
A beautiful handrail is the crowning touch on every Viewrail rod railing system. These handrails are handcrafted and come in different, profiles, lengths, and finishes. Choose between metal or wood handrail.
Metal Handrail: choose between an aluminum metal beverage handrail, a 2” round metal handrail, or a 1” x 2” rectangular handrail. There are 3 material options for the round and rectangular handrails: aluminum, 304 stainless steel, and 2205 duplex stainless steel.
Wooden Handrail: a 6005 beverage handrail (it may include glue joints and should only be used indoors), a 6002 solid handrail (made from one piece of wood), a 6000 handrail, and a 6000 45 degree mitered handrail. Endurance series handrails are also wooden.
Endurance Series Handrail: these wood handrails are thermally modified to resist decay, insects, and rot. Endurance series handrails come in two profiles: 6002 and 6007. Since the sugars have been removed from these handrails via the thermal modification process, they are perfect for outdoor use.Learn More
Rod railing is much simpler to install than other modern railings. Even so, you will need to use the right tools to get the job done right. Viewrail offers these installation tools because they will make installing your brand new railing a breeze.
Using the following tools will make installing your Viewrail rod railing system easy and efficient.
¼” Rod Installation Kit: this kit includes a crimper with the correct die, a bundle of stringer, and an allen wrench. This all-inclusive kit will take you from concept to completion.
Angle Grinder: keep this angle grinder handy during installation to easily and correctly cut down and deburr your rods. It is accurate and extremely helpful. Use this wil=th thin cutting wheels to get the best result.
Angle Grinder Cutting Wheel 2pk: these are used with the angle grinder to cut and deburr your rods. Whenever your grinder starts losing its edge, just pop one of these extra wheels on. It is helpful to have a few of these on hand during installation.Learn More
Learn About Rod Railing
Rod Railing is a sleek and modern railing solution that uses ¼” 2205 duplex stainless steel rods as its infill to create beautiful and code compliant railing. It is similar in style and profile to cable railing, but with distinct advantages. Rod railing is extremely corrosion resistant, will never sag, can be bent to turn corners, and takes far less time to install than cable railing.Read More
A full rod railing system, including posts, handrail, rod infill, hardware, and components costs about $202-$270 per linear foot. The cost of rod railing will vary greatly depending on which post material you choose, the number of corners your project has, and the length of your rod railing runs.Read More
Watch our video guide on rod railing installation below.Watch Video
Two infill systems—rod railing and cable railing—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.Read More