DODLA 2016 AGS Panel #9
Participant: When you’re doing projects on the water, what’s your consideration for stainless versus aluminum and when you choose to use each one? You know, it seems like there’s [0:22:40] [Inaudible] to both the saltwater. Just want to know how you make …
Ryan Hanson of Sustainable 9 Design + Build: Me locally, we’re in Minneapolis, so we don’t have any saltwater. I mean we’ve had the stainless railings that we put on – it held on very well to our local climate and we get extreme cold in Minnesota. So anything like that, it has definitely held up for water. I guess I can’t speak to any saltwater. Maybe Brian …
Brian Abramson of Method Homes: I can definitely speak to saltwater. We build a lot on [0:23:0] [Indiscernible] coastal environments. We put a house on the Oregon Coast last year and in our experience stainless holds way better than aluminum, even powder-coated aluminum. You know, the consideration is always glass versus cable or bars and the rub on glass is that there’s a lot of cleaning involved. If you get missed, you get saltwater off – but we also have unobstructed straight views. So we recently did a project on San Juan Island [0:23:35] [Phonetic] in Washington and we did glass railings. I think they’re going to have whoever does maintenance on the house cleaning. But if it was my house, I would be the one who had to clean it or my family. So for that, we would probably do a stainless rail for glass.
But on coastal environments, we already – actually on the Oregon Coast project, there’s stuff that’s not stainless as the outside. It’s already corroding and the house is only six months. There was like something that was like painted and we had to replace it with a stainless product. I think it was like [Inaudible] really harsh coastal environment.
Facilitator: I wanted to show you real quick. This is a product that Ryan was talking about earlier. Outdoor lighting industry standard is low voltage LED. This is a solar powered LED accent light and it has got a cool – we actually did a custom cutout for one of our builders. So we have their logo on the light. So I have one for you and I just wanted to show you the design real quick. See if I can get it to turn on.
So we just released here for this show six new custom designs for our solar-powered LED accent light. They’re not very expensive. They hold it very well. They add a lot to the environment, creating that mood of the outdoor living space. Lighting is a big part and this is a simple way to add lighting because without solar, you need wiring, a transformer, probably electrical subcontractor. All eliminated. All right?
Well, I will be here for a few minutes. If you have questions, come see us. I want to just thank both Brian and Ryan for coming by and helping to discuss railings today. Thank you for your attention.
- Related to:
- Benefits to using Prefabricated Ornamental Railings
- Saltwater and Stainless Steel
- Starlight Solar Powered LED Accent Light
- Sustainable 9 Design + Build
- Method Homes