Make your Mataverde Premium Hardwood Deck stand out!
If clear sight lines and unparalleled sleek beauty are what you have in mind for your deck railing system...look no further than the luxury and long-lasting splendor of a Stainless Steel Cable Deck Rail system. Create the look and elegance you deserve and customize your railing system to your own tastes and specifications.
Cable rail systems for your Ipe deck are very customizable; you can select from a host of options for posts and rails as well as hardware and cable size. Let us help you simplify your decision into something that makes sense for you and your decking project.
Hardwood decking Cable Rail Options:
- When cost is a primary concern, 1/8" cable is a viable option. It can meet all code requirements while offering the clearest sight lines due to its narrower diameter. The limitation is with longer sections, where a heavier cable is recommended.
- 3/16" Cable is the most popular option for several reasons; it improves the strength of the system, is still economically priced and although it is a heavier cable, still affords clean, clear sight lines for your deck railing system.
- In certain commercial applications 1/4" cable may be required.
All cables are available in Stainless Steel or
Vinyl Coated Stainless Steel in white
Cable Rail Post Options:
Ipe Decking End Posts and Decking Corner Posts
For Mataverde® Ipe decks, 4 x 4 Ipe deck posts are a very popular option for deck end posts and deck corner posts. Other materials may also be used as long as they are strong enough to handle the tension of the cables.
Intermediate Railing Posts
Mataverde 4 x 4 Ipe deck posts are also a popular option for intermediate posts as they match the Ipe decking and the rest of the posts. Mataverde 4 x 4 Ipe deck posts may be drilled so the cable can pass directly through them. This creates additional strength for the cable rails and reduces the amount of tension required at end posts.
Selecting a stainless steel intermediate post makes another excellent choice for applications where continuous clear sightlines are desired. They match the cable rails and provide additional rigidity to the system as well providing a sleek appearance.
The rail spacing and tensioning is what provides the bulk of the code requirements. Maintaining the requisite spacing at 25 lbs of tension at the midpoint of each cable is the key. There are several options to consider balancing code requirements and still maintaining the beauty of your new rail system. The following items have been selected for their simplicity, strength and elegance:
|ST06— This internally threaded tension adjuster is used with LLP Swage Studs for short to medium cable runs.
|Threaded studs with cap nuts both ends
|Termination Stud— is very simple to setup and install. Simply drill holes in your verticals for the cable to pass through. The termination cap pulls to tension.
|Turnbuckle and Termination Stud— allows for excellent adjustment flexibility, particularly on long runs.
* Additional hardware options are also available.