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Horizontal cable railing is a great way to provide the safety of railing with a minimalist style. The sleek and modern look of these rails will wow your guests and neighbors. And unlike vertical pickets or vertical cables, they won't obstruct the wonderful views we have in Washington and Northern Idaho.

Here, we'll discuss the advantages of horizontal cable railing and the options we have to provide the perfect fit for your deck and home. And we will explain what to expect in the installation process and show how little maintenance these railing systems need.

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Advantages of Horizontal Cable Railing

You may enjoy lying in a hammock on your deck on lazy summer afternoons. Or your favorite deck activity may be sitting in front of your deck's firepit with your significant other on a chilly winter afternoon. Regardless of your favorite activity, the reason you're out on the deck is to experience the great outdoors. And the prime experience in our part of the country is to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Having an unobstructed view is important for those chilly winter afternoons while drinking hot cocoa with your significant other. Unlike vertical cables or pickets, horizontal cable railings are barely noticeable.

Even though the cables are almost unseen, they are very strong. The primary purpose of railing is for the safety of your pets, children, and guests. Horizontal cable railing has more than enough strength to provide these safety benefits. And we space the cables close together, making it difficult for children or pets to squeeze through.

Horizontal cable railing in Washington

You'll want your railing to be durable. We don't have to tell you that Seattle gets 150 days of rain each year. You know this. While Northern Idaho gets significantly less precipitation than Seattle when considering inches per year, it does rain, sleet, or snow on 122 days in the average year.

For these reasons, selecting the appropriate material for your railing is crucial. Our stainless steel cables consist of 11% chromium, with the remainder being iron. This composition enables them to withstand corrosion prevalent in our region, distinguishing them from other metals. Consequently, these railings require minimal maintenance compared to various other deck railing options.

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Although typically our Horizontal Cable Railing is a 3"x1" aluminum metal, you can also opt to have a composite or natural wood top rail that complements the style and color of your decking. An advantage to having a wooden or composite top rail is the temperature regulation. Incorporating a wooden top onto your cable railing system provides a warmer feel compared to metal, particularly on chilly winter days, and alleviates the heat retention typically associated with metal during hot summers. Additionally, the broader surface area of a wooden top rail offers a convenient space for placing beverages while socializing near the railing. Despite utilizing a wooden top, it's recommended to utilize metal posts for enhanced durability.

Horizontal cable railing point of view
Horizontal cable railing at the lake

One of our salesmen will come to your property to obtain measurements of your deck or balcony. Then we order railing from our local partner based in Idaho, Maisy Railing . After installation is complete, we will perform our safety checks and your project is complete. Turn around time for horizontal cable railing installation from start to finish can be as little as 1-2 days depending on current demand.

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How To Maintain Your Horizontal Cable Railing

Follow these maintenance practices to ensure that your horizontal cable railing can remain functional, safe, and visually appealing for years to come:

  • Clean the railing regularly with mild soap and water to remove dirt, grime, and debris. A soft brush or cloth can be used for scrubbing.
  • Check for any loose cables and tighten them as needed to maintain proper tension and stability.
  • Trim any vegetation that may come into contact with the railing to prevent damage and maintain clear visibility.
  • The horizontal cable railing consists of stainless steel cables and attachments, and aluminum posts and top rail, so you won't have to worry about corrosion.
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Frameless glass deck railing

Horizontal Cable Railings in Seattle, Bellevue, Spokane, and North Idaho

Having horizontal cable railing is a great way to give your home or deck a sleek, modern look. These railings boast strength, durability, and require minimal maintenance, while offering you multiple options to tailor them perfectly to complement your deck.

Whether you're looking for new railing for your existing deck or a new deck and railing system for your home, 3 Brothers Decking is the deck builder that can make your dream a reality. Contact us today for a free consultation! You can reach us at (425) 505-5282 in Western Washington or (509) 998-6522 in Northern Idaho. We believe everyone should have the exact deck they want — and with 3 Brothers Decking, you can!

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We are proud to offer our customers in Washington, North Idaho, and Bay area the full package. This includes expert craftsmanship, friendly customer service, and quality building materials.

Our experienced team has all of the knowledge and skills needed to ensure your satisfaction in every project we do. With us, you don't have to worry about a thing - from the very beginning of the project planning process all the way through to its completion and beyond.

We take pride in being reliable and organized so that each job is completed on time while meeting all of your highest expectations. There's a good reason that hundreds of homeowners across Washington state choose us for all their decking needs.

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We specialize in all aspects of deck services such as repair, installation, and maintenance for homeowners across Washington, North Idaho, and the Bay areas. We strive to ensure that your dream project is properly taken care of from start to finish. All projects are guided by qualified professionals who take pride in customer satisfaction.

No matter the size of your project, we will provide you with the best quality craftsmanship available to create a deck that suits your personal tastes and needs.

Our services include:

Deck construction and installation

Our team of decking specialists is some of the best in Washington state, having planned and constructed hundreds of decks. We build decks that are tailored to the specific needs and wants of each individual customer, ensuring that you get exactly what you desire.

Our customers choose us for many reasons. First and foremost, we make sure to use only the highest-quality decking materials and construction techniques. Our goal is to build decks that last and that add value to a home.

We are also extremely passionate about what we do, with a proven track record of success. As a family-owned business, we take great pride in designing and building decks that stand the test of time. Follow our journey by visiting our deck blog.

Deck railing systems

Transform your deck into a stylish and secure outdoor oasis with the perfect railing system. At 3 Brothers Decking, we provide a wide range of tailor-made railing choices for decks, all designed to complement the aesthetic of your home and deck.

We offer a range of railing options, all designed to match the rest of your home and deck. You can opt for cable railing, glass railing, aluminum railing, or natural wood railing.

Each type of railing offers something different, whether you want an unobstructed view with frameless glass railings or a natural look with wooden options. For those seeking a low-maintenance option with great longevity, aluminum may be the option for you.

We understand that each of our customers has different needs, and as such will add an outdoor railing system that will complement the rest of your property.

Deck cover installation

Extending your roof or building an awning over your deck creates a safe covered space in all seasons, especially winter and summer.

We build deck covers, pergolas, awnings, automatic-pergolas, gazebos, and more to keep your deck out of the damp rain and heavy sun.

Home siding installation

If you are looking to improve the exterior of your home, consider using home siding. We have been repairing and constructing siding for many years, becoming the preferred supplier for hundreds of homeowners in the Washington and North Idaho area.

Our expertise spans a wide range of materials, from classic wood to sleek aluminum. Our mission is to provide you with not only the best functional solution but also one that adds to the overall beauty of your home. We'll work with you every step of the way to ensure the materials, colors, finishes, and textures are just right for your unique vision.

Deck lighting installation

Lighting can help bring your deck to life and enhance the mood of your outdoor space. With the right deck lighting, you'll have an impressive space in which to enjoy and entertain day and night.

At 3 Brothers Decking, we offer a variety of deck lighting options. From traditional lighting to modern LED lights, we have the perfect fit for you. Our team is experienced in customizing the right lighting solution that meets your budget and style.

Whether you want subtle illumination or a bold effect, our deck lighting experts will work with you to create a stunning outdoor ambiance.

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