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PVC Porch Railings Vs. Aluminum Porch Railings

Porch railings are everywhere and almost on any house that has a porch or stairs on the exterior of their home. When purchasing a porch railing system it is important to determine first what materials are available. A decision can be quite difficult especially when you have narrowed it down to either aluminum or PVC. The front porch is always one of the first noticeable features of a home so it is important to make sure you have the right railing.

PVC Porch Railings

PVC porch railings can be a great application to use since they are very versatile. PVC railings are able to have a custom radius bent to a specific curved balcony whereas aluminum cannot. It also will not get overly hot since the outer shell is a finished white. This makes PVC a very desirable material to use.

A few benefits of the PVC porch railing system:
It has aluminum inserts for strength
It is available in custom and radius sections
It deflects heat
Waterproof
Low Cost
Lightweight
25 year warranty
Made in America (If purchased from Worthington Millwork)
Preassembled for easy installed
Aluminum Porch Railings

Aluminum railings are also very popular. They are very lightweight and also very strong.  An extruded aluminum rail insert is also used in a PVC railing system for its strength. These porch railings are available in six different colors and are powder coated whereas PVC only comes in one color. The powder coated application ensures lifetime color and comes with a lifetime warranty.


A few benefits about using aluminum railing systems:
Comes in many different colors with a durable powder coated application
Lifetime warranty
Easy to install
Lightweight
Highly durable
Made in America (If purchased from Worthington Millwork)
Does not rust