Modular Railing Systems engineers and designs systems that will allow for easy installation, longevity, and consistent accuracy for compliance. Welded railing solutions seem cost effective at first but once you look deeper, the systems are normally burdened with the expensive task of hiring expensive skilled welders.
Welded systems typically have lower initial cost when it comes to upfront material price compared to the modular railing systems. However our Modular Railing systems can save customers 20%-30% in overall cost. The savings happens when you factor in the cost and labor needed to design, engineer, handle, weld, ship to coating and back, and install a welded railing system.
Below is a great side by side comparison displaying what makes our modular railing system superior to conventional welded systems when it comes to saving you money and time.
Modular Railing System vs Conventional Welded Systems
Shipping and Handling
Simple to install no specialized skills
Basic configuration only
Consistent, Tested and Proven
Infinite Adjustability, Pipe Lengths can be +/- 1/2"
Easy to rework and virtually error free by design
No Fabrication Time, Install 120' in 16 man hours
In Stock ready to install in 24 hours
Simple tools - Allen Wrench and Drill
Higher Material Cost - Overall Lower Cost
Modular design allows for easy replacement of broken fittings or pipe
Hot dipped galvanized fittings and pipe for over 20 years of service
Pre designed and engineered to meet OSHA and ADA requirements
Railing and Fittings can be reconfigured and reused
Available in Hot Dipped Galvanized, Powder Coat over Galv and Aluminum
Compact - Fit in boxes, pallets and bundles, easy to handle and transport even in elevators
Certified Welders and Inspection Required to AWS D1.1
Detail fabrication drawings required
Handrail welding is considered low to no value welding
Per AISC tolerances should be 1/16" over 30'
Field welding and rework costly, time consuming and produces and low quality result
Fittng and Welding 120' Railing 40 man hours plus installation
4-6 weeks for design, fabrication and coating
Fumes and Gases, Fire and Electric Shock
Higher Labor Cost - Overal Higher Cost up to 50%
Requires field welding, grinding and cutting
Any field welds after galvanizing will show rust in under 2 years
Must be designed to meet OSHA and ADA and often overlooked by fabricators
Field Welding requires hot work permits
Scrap value only
Any steel or alloy but may requires special welding equipment and post fabrication coating
Flat Bed Truck loads and may require cranes or lifting equipment
Handrail System Comparison Chart
Type of Railing
Welded Plain Steel Railing With Paint
Welded Plain Steel Railing With Powder Coat
Welded Hot Dipped Galvanized Railing with Cold Galvanized Touchups
Welded Hot Dipped Galv No Field Welding or Repair
Modular Railing Systems
Avg. Years Before Maintenance
Corrosion Resistance as Good After Repair?
Modular Railing Systems Solutions
We offer comprehensive modular railing system solutions applicable across a wide range of industries.