Cable Railing Tips and Tricks Archives
At Atlantis Rail, we want to make the installation process run as smoothly as possible.
When dealing with stainless steel, you may be wondering where to start when it comes to maintaining your new cable railing system.
Before starting any project, we should discuss the cable railing basics. This will help any consumer get a better understanding of where to start.
Cable Railing is unique in its horizontal configuration, but the frame of a cable railing system is much like other traditional railings.
For most people, time is money and the ability to save both is sweet success. Saving time and money is even better when it is easy.
There are several ways to add designer features at little or no extra cost, and some can even save you money. The top 3 unique and creative ways to make your cable railing the talk of the neighborhood. Learn more.
Cable railing systems offer unobstructed views from your deck or balcony. Learn what you need to know when planning cable railings for decks.
Cable railing install DIY. In this post, you'll learn installment tips on properly tensioning your cable railing for safety and durability.
Cleaning and maintaining stainless steel cable railings. Learn to inspect, clean and how weather conditions effect maintenance frequency.
These guidelines will help you install cable railing on stairs. Atlantis Rail customizes the materials and hardware for your stairway.
Cable Railing is a great choice for home or business. When it comes to install, learn common cable railing inspection issues and solutions.
Create a statement with cable railing. These ideas using cable railing can make your home or business unique and stand out from the rest.
Selecting the perfect cable railing setup is not easy. 6 considerations to help you choose the ideal cable railing system set up for your building or home.
In Part 3 of Cable Railing DIY Success, we are going to discuss how stabilizers work and how they can be used in a cable railing system.
In Part 2 of Cable Railing DIY Success, we are going to discuss the selection of post and rail material and how they can be used to build the safest railing and match your budget. We will further discuss how to successfully build a cable railing frame using wood.
When tackling a DIY cable railing, you need to know the basics. There are 3 basic rules that should guide you through the designing and installing of your cable railing.
Primary factors to consider to plan for installing your cable railing system. This guide will help you select railing cable, posts, components and tools.
Keep your cable railing looking it's best. Use these cleaning techniques to clean your cable railing. Here are tips on what to do and a few precautions.
Breathe new life into your homes' exterior. Cable railings offer a streamlined appearance. 4 tips to use cable railing to improve curb appeal of your home.
Cable railing kit tips and safety considerations. Considerations when selecting a cable railing system that will meet your application and aesthetic needs.
Aluminum vs Stainless Steel Cable Railing. When choosing cable railing for your home or office, this simple guide will help you make an informed decision.
Cable railing adds style and aesthetics to your home or building.It's an affordable solution. Get started with these tips to install cable railing yourself.
Punxsutawney Phil promises only six more weeks of the cold snowy weather. As I write this it is once again snowing outside the office window, yet everyone seems to be looking towards the upcoming spring. People are already talking about planning gardens, cookouts, and the like. If you are dreaming of life on your deck […]
There seems to be two types of people around the office these days. The first kind are the ones complaining about the 9° F start to the day and dreading inevitable snow storms. The other type is me. Having been raised by a family of polar bears I enjoy the cold weather and think snow […]
Atlantis Rail receives CABLE SNAP GROMMET PATENT Plymouth, MA, November 27, 2017– Atlantis Rail Systems has developed and patented a new grommet system for use with our cable railing systems. The new Cable Snap Grommet is installed after a cable railing system installation is complete to avoid threading cable through typical rubber grommets. The grommets […]
We have all heard about how so many accidents happen in the home. On average 6,000 deaths a year are from in home accidents. Honestly I don’t know if this includes the deck, but as I found out last week accidents happen on the deck as well. A simple miss step and I am in […]
Atlantis Rail Systems has developed a new aluminum post cable railing system. The NOVA II System features powder-coated aluminum posts, handrails and foot rails and horizontal cable infill. The cable infill utilizes HandiSwage™ fittings with 1/8″ cable. The NOVA II System is offered in a standard black, color option with white and bronze colors coming […]
This past Friday the staff and their families here at Atlantis Rail Systems & Suncor Stainless stoked up the grill and cracked open a cold drink for our annual company cook out. This yearly tradition is a chance for all our employees and their families to let their hair down and blow off some steam. […]
We, here at Atlantis Rail/Suncor Stainless, have been working hard over the years to ensure all our customers get quality merchandise as quickly as possible. Unfortunately since we are located in America’s Home town (Plymouth MA) it has been a struggle to get our product to our customers in the western part of the country. […]
In 1957 with a truckload of used lumber, J&W Lumber opened for business. Now some 60 years later they are still going strong. This family run business has since moved on from used lumber. Now they bring its customers the best of the best in the building materials market. To celebrate their 60th year in […]
Atlantis Rail Systems is proud to announce our new aluminum cable railing system. The NOVA System features powder-coated aluminum posts, handrails and foot rails and horizontal cable infill. The cable infill utilizes HandiSwage™ fittings with 1/8″ cable. The NOVA System is offered in a standard black color option. CLICK HERE for more information on our […]
Recently we have encountered counterfeit goods being represented as RailEasy™. This is particularly true of cable being sold in online venues such as Amazon and eBay. These venues are safe to purchase from if the vendor is an Atlantis Rail Authorized Dealer. All Atlantis Rail products have a trademarked orange and blue label. Our cable […]
We’ve launched some new products in Q3 2015 to meet constantly changing customer needs. After listening to feedback from contractors and customers we have launched two new and exciting products. Surface Mount Spectrum Posts Atlantis Rail has created a new surface mount spectrum post that attaches to the surface of the deck. Previously, fascia mounter […]
The Unseen Flush Fittings Atlantis Rail Systems had developed new cable railing hardware that is concealed inside the post for a completely unobstructed view Atlantis Rail Systems has created new cable railing fittings that are completely concealed inside the post. These fittings are perfect for applications where a “through post” look is desired for minimal […]
Here is a great article on Houzz.com describing how to refinish a wood deck…just in time for Summer!
Here is another helpful article, posted on Houzz, for anyone who is considering a home remodel. The article discusses budgeting and what the homeowner needs to know. “Plan early and be realistic to pull off a home construction project smoothly, using these strategies from a pro.” Read more
Here is another great article on Houzz.com on adding a modern/contemporary look to stairs. The article focuses on expressing movement in your home and how a person on a staircase changes our perception of the design. The article shows some beautiful interior stair designs. The photos in the article feature both glass and cable railing guardrails. […]
View our Latitude Cable Railing Gallery on Houzz, featuring beautiful cable railing with wooden handrails. The Latitude Cable Railing with Wood Handrail System (customer supplied handrail) is comprised of mechanical swage tensioners riveted to 2” outer diameter stainless steel posts to allow for cable railing infill. If you are looking for cable railing with a […]
View Saver! When putting cable railing on your wood frame, you can space posts up to 7 feet if you place cable stabilizers in the middle of each railing section. The Cable Stabilizer Kit is designed specifically for use where post to post measurement spans over 4′. It enables you to adapt longer spans to […]
Time and Money Saver! Corners without Hardware. To complete a corner without setting hardware you simply need to double post the corner leaving no more than a 4 inch gap between the two posts. Drill the post just like a mid-post and use a cable sleeve in the back of the post to keep cable […]
Whether you are purchasing one of our SunRail™ or RailEasy™ cable railing systems, there are a few details pertaining to your stair layout that we will need to know in order to properly fabricate your railing. The majority of the necessary stair details are summarized by our Stair Measuring Guide, provided upon the ordering of […]
Time saver! Drilling mid post when using sleeves. If you are using sleeves over 4×4 post you can drill all initial through holes into the sleeve with the 7/32 bit and barely tap the 4 x 4 inside. Then remove the sleeve and drill the post with a larger bit, 1/4″ works well. This goes faster and […]
Time saver! Once you have your tensioners properly set up you need to cut and measure your cable. Begin by measuring your entire run between end post (measure to the inside). Measure at top and bottom. If there is a difference of more than 1/4″ you should measure in several spots to see if this […]
When you are measuring you cable for a run you should have your tensioner studs unthreaded 3/4 inch. If you have a long run (over 30 feet) or are attempting to use one tensioner and a stationary connector at the other end you should extend at least an additional 1/4″.
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Atlantis Rail is a leading manufacturer of premium stainless steel railing systems. The railing systems have been designed for assembly using a collection of patented railing fittings and components to allow for the delivery of turn key stainless steel railing systems at a low cost. Atlantis Rail designs and manufactures stainless steel railing systems to […]