AGS Stainless builds custom-made, all-stainless steel railing systems. To get something comparable to an AGS railing system you would need to hire a local metal fabricator to build your railings onsite. Railings from AGS are typically less than half the cost of locally-fabricated railings.
How do I get an estimate? How do we get started?
Just send us a drawing with approximate dimensions and details such as railing height, type of top rail and mounting method [READ MORE]. We are usually able to have your estimate to you within one business day.
Are samples available?
Yes. Samples are available.
Is wood railing available?
Wood can be used as a top rail in lieu of our standard stainless steel. We will modify the posts to receive any flat-bottomed wood cap.
How does your railing hold up to the elements, specifically, salty air?
Although no metal is rustproof, nothing holds up to the elements better than stainless steel, even in marine applications. Stainless steel’s chemical composition is such that it reacts with oxygen to create a corrosion-resistant, or ‘passive’, layer. This layer is very effective at resisting the corrosive tendencies of harsh environments. Periodically washing the railing with a chloride-free car wash/wax will keep contaminants from building up.
Does the railing system meet code?
Will the railing be strong enough when someone leans against it?
Will our inspector allow railing with horizontal cables?
The Clearview® railing system is designed per the requirements set forth in the latest adopted editions of the IRC (International Residential Code) and IBC (International Building Code). However, local codes may vary and should be checked for compliance. Our engineering department is at your service to assist you in any way possible.
Which system is stronger, top mounted or side mounted?
The IBC (International Building Code) and IRC (International Residential Code) have design requirements for railing systems depending on the application of the railing (residential, commercial, etc.). It does not differentiate between mounting methods. As mentioned above, all of the Clearview® Railing Systems meet these requirements.
Does it come in different heights?
Standard heights are 36″ and 42″. However, we can custom fabricate a system to meet your needs.
What type/size is the cable?
The cables are 1×19, SS316, 1/8″ diameter to minimize stretching and maximize your view. The cables are typically spaced at 3 1/8″ on center.
Do you use turnbuckles to tension the cables?
Typically, no. The cables are tensioned at the ends by tightening a nut onto a threaded fitting. This allows for a clean, sleek line. However, we have hardware that will accommodate most anchoring scenarios. [View The Hardware]
How far apart are the posts spaced?
The engineering for our system supports maximum post spacing of 4’ for residential projects and 3’ for commercial projects.
How do you deal with the angle of the stairs and the different lengths of the stairs?
Stair components are custom fabricated to fit your particular situation. There is no field cutting required.
Can I install the system myself or do I need a contractor?
The Clearview® railing system is designed to be assembled and installed by just about anyone. Having some understanding of basic construction techniques and tool usage will be helpful.
Are special skills needed to install the system, such as welding?
No, there are no special skills required. Apart from a few common, household tools, we provide everything you need to complete the installation.
How do you ship?
Orders are packed in easy-to-handle sized boxes and shipped via UPS, unless other provisions are requested.
Do you ship to Canada?
Yes. In fact, we will ship anywhere UPS or any other carrier will deliver.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Credit card or PayPal payments are preferred. However, personal checks are accepted.