The PPA 571 coating protect metal fencing from corrosion for 15 years

Having Your Railing Powder Coated Can Provide Added Years of Corrosion Protection

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by byersbushblog

When you have a new deck put on your home, or replace an existing railing you want your new addition to continue looking good and providing safe support for years after being put in place. Unfortunately many railings aren’t treated as well as they could be and eventually a few chips occur in the surface and corrosion starts making its way in. Eventually the rail takes on a tarnished look and begins to weaken. By adding a powder coat layer over your railing you can help slow corrosion and increase the durability and value of your railing.

Keep Your Home Looking Nice

As visitors approach your home, one of the first things that they’ll notice is the railing that encloses your front porch. If it is starting to rust or chip away they’ll immediately have a negative first impression about the quality and integrity of your home. A durable powder coat will provide you with the enhanced corrosion protection that you need to keep your home looking great and to make a strong first impression each time someone comes to visit.

Protect Your Investment

Most metal railings aren’t cheap, and homeowners purchase them expecting them to last the life of the deck. It can be disheartening to see a rail starting to take on the first layer of rust that ultimately results in its early demise. Once that rust sets in it can be hard to keep a railing protected without going through extensive measures. It’s better to save yourself time, trouble and money and have the rail powder coated soon after getting it. You’ll be able to pick and choose the finish that you like, and more importantly you’ll add on years of life to that railing and save yourself the trouble of having another installed later on.

Fixing an Old Railing

If you have a rail that’s beginning to take on rust and corrosion but is still durable, it doesn’t have to be replaced and it wouldn’t make sense to do so. Instead you could have the product sand-blasted free of any rust and then protected with a powder coat layer. The railing will go from looking old and worn to looking brand new, and you can enjoy years of additional service from it without worrying about the cost of replacement.

Why Not Purchase Pre-Coated Railings?

If you are just now thinking about having a railing put on your home you may be debating whether you should buy pre-coated railings or have a new set of railings coated after purchasing them. While it makes sense to go after railings that have already been coated to save yourself time, and sometimes money it does impose you with a few restrictions.

First of all you’ll have to rule out any of those nice railings you find that don’t come pre-coated. They may have a corrosion protection layer in place but it probably isn’t enough to offer the kind of life-span that a good powder coating can. Instead you will have to shop from the smaller pool of options available to you, which could lead to settling on something that you don’t like as much. When you buy a pre-treated railing you also have to live with the color that they chose for your railing. When you work with Byers Bush you can choose the color and texture that you like the best. You’ll have more corrosion protection options available to you, and can get exactly what you want for your home.

Although the initial cost of a powder-coated railing probably makes it seem like a bad deal or a waste of money, the truth is that over the lifetime of the railing you will have ended up saving money. By factoring in the additional years of life you’ll get out of your deck or porch railing and the amount that you spent on it including the coating, it’s easy to see the value in this type of treatment.

The pros at ByersBush can explain the process in more detail and help you choose a railing suitable for this procedure or help determine if your existing railing can be treated or restored. Rely on their expertise to help keep your home looking fresh and new, and to keep your railing providing durable support for years to come.

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