Popular Metals Used for Railings
There are various types of metals, and each type can contribute differently to a finished product - both in style and in feel. Metal is one of the most common parts of the house and it’s mostly used for railings which usually surround the house.
Balcony metal railings are also quite popular features of a home or building. Apart from adding a homey feel to a house, metal railings also provide homeowners a feeling of better safety and security. Here are some of the most popular metals used for metal railings on balconies and homes.
Stainless Steel Metal Railings
Stainless steel was first used for buildings and construction in the 1920s. Nowadays, it's commonly used as railings for balconies and stairways. Although mild steel metal is the most cost-efficient, stainless steel is known for its malleability. The malleability of stainless steel provides a much wider range of design, enabling customers to have the style they want while still having the guarantee of the railings to last a long time.
Mild Steel Metal Railings
Mild steel is also known for being malleable but not easily breakable. It's become widely popular to manufacturers because of its cheapness when bought in bulk. This brings a lot of benefits to many suppliers and metal railing manufacturers because they're able to remain competitive.
Wrought Iron Metal Railings
Nowadays, wrought iron is used for balcony metal railings but the type of metal that was used for wrought iron metal railings centuries ago is different to the ones we use now. In 1973, the last known wrought iron plant in the UK closed down and ended this type of metal. With this, the wrought iron we use now is actually made from mild steel.