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Three of the most popular fence products on the market today are are Aluminum Fences, Aluminum Swing Gates, and Aluminum Hand Railings.   To help introduce you to Greatfence.com’s  Signature Aluminum Handrail line, here is a Q&A that tells you everything you need to know!

Q. What is the difference between a fence and a railing?

A. Hand rails are usually shorter than fences. Railings are 36” or 42” tall. And although some fences are short, the deciding factor is where they’re used as much as anything.

Q. Does hand railing always go outside the home?
A. Gosh, no! Inside stairways and balconies call for handrails for sure.

UntitledQ. Can Signature Hand Rails have the GreatFence.com very cool “Rings of Distinction?”
A. Yes, they can if the panel is a 3- or 4-rail panel. And because our Rings are individually set within the rails before painting, they’ll look great inside or outside your home! They’re actually powder-coated metal circles factory pre-installed. The signature railings and gates come in 9 premium-rust-free, powder coat colors!

greatfence hand railings for stairsQ. But if I have stairways? How do those work?
A. NO PROBLEM! We help you with the ordering. And you can use our handy chart for starters.

greatfence stair railing guide

Q. I saw a nice scroll design on a gate. May I order that for the inside of my home for a balcony railing?
greatfence scroll featureA. Yes, yes, yes. It’s our “Large Scroll” and as long it’s not ordered for our 2x Vertical Pickets, you can have it on any railing or gate in any of our nine colors for inside or outside your home.

Q. The Butterfly Scroll, too? I might like that inside my home in the right spot.
greatfence butterfly featuregreatfence butterfly diagramA. Sure! The “Butterfly,” or small scroll, can be attached to the main areas of every railing (fences and gates, too) except the 2x Vertical Pickets (Styles 7 and 8). Those you can put on the top! They’re great for indoors or outdoors!

Q. What other decorations can I have on a railing?

A. We have the Quad and Fleur-de-Lis finials for residential, commercial, and industrial installations. AND POST BALL CAPS (in all colors, of course).

Greatfence finial diagram greatfence Ball Cap diagram
There are also six different inlay designs, too, including 26 letters of the alphabet.Greatfence.com Plasma cut powder coated inlays

 Q. How many top railing styles did you say you had?
A. Four styles:  Franklin (think $100 bill), Hamilton (he’s on the $10 bill), Jefferson (on the $2 bill), and Madison (on the $5,000 bill, which hasn’t been printed in 75 years, but let us know if you find one, as it may still be in circulation)!

greatfence railing size examplesThese top rails are all “top-rate,” sturdy, safe, attractive, and easy to order, and the pricing is not reflected in the bill denominations. They’re just great names.

Q. What else do I need to know?
A. Great Fence.com’s Signature Hand Railing is a gorgeous addition to any porch, walkway, or balcony. This flagship product is ideal (and strong enough) for residential and commercial properties. All our products look like wrought iron, are heavy and feel like wrought iron, but they are easy-care, thick-walled aluminum for rust-free, long lasting beauty.

Q. That reminds me, are they safe as well as being beautiful?
A. Signature Hand Railing from Great Fence.com meets or exceeds the International Code Council’s (ICC) safety codes, or I-Codes, published by ICC, which provides minimum safeguards for people at home, at school, and in the workplace. The I-Codes are a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes. Building codes benefit public safety and support the industry’s need for one set of codes without regional limitations.

Q. I’m blown away. How can I decide?
Greatfence live chatA. If you’re in the “almost there” stage, or if you’re still in the “Golly, it’s so much to learn” phase, we have our customer “chat” service available to help you!

Remember… We’re 100% American made, and we offer a lifetime guarantee. We are over 10 years old and we’re here to stay. Plus we’ll ship anywhere in the U.S.

Greatfence best fences under the sunWe would love to be your first choice for hand railing, inside OR outside your home.