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Common Questions

Common Questions

Is it durable?

Durarail’s framework is made from the 6063 T5 alloy and the posts are made of the even stronger 6005A-T61 alloy. With the .070 wall thickness of the extrusions being the heaviest in the industry, it makes for an extremely strong system. Durarail is also powder coated, meaning the finish will not peel, flake or blister and as it ages, the powder coating can be buffed back to like-new condition with a cut polish.

Are custom options available?

Most deck railing can be easily completed using our standard components. Since Durarail is a component system, custom parts can be used in conjunction with standard parts, enabeling unlimited railing solutions. This keeps installations flexiable and costs low.

What about quality assurance?

All Durarail components are precision fabricated and go through a tough, five level quality assurance program to ensure the highest standards. This means hassle-free supply and fast installation.

How can these be strong when they use so much glass?

The strength of a rail or fence system is in the posts and the framework. The stronger the structure, the wider the spans between the posts. This provides for better visual appearance and view. The heavy wall thickness and the intricately designed extrusion combined with the fastening system gives Durarail the exceptional spans it has achived. They are among the widest (if not the widest) in the industry. Durarail meets or excedes: Boca National Building Code 1999 and the Uniform Building Code/1997 Edition.

What are the color options?

Durarail can be powder coated in seven standard colors (White, Black, Grey, Beige, Sandalwood, Forest Green, Rideau Brown) and over 180 custom colors.

How is the color applied?

The coating process involves the aluminum material being dipped into a chemical pre-treatment to prepare the surface. Then, completely dry and contaminate-free the rail sections receive an electrical charge (negative) and are rolled past the powder applicator nozzles. The powder receives a positive electrical charge and literally wraps itself onto every bit of the exposed metal. This is a very environmentally friendly system as no solvents are used and almost all over spray is collected for re-use. The powder coated components are then baked at 400* F oven for superior adhesion and consistent coating thickness.

Is there a Warranty?

Duradek warrants that all Durarail components will be free of defects in material and worksmanship for a period of twenty years from the origional purchase date. Duradek also warrants that the powder coated finish will not crack, chip or peel for a period of twenty years from the original date of purchase.

Full warranty conditions will be presented and filed at time of purchase for you by Golden Gate Enterprises, Inc.

For more information on this or any of our other products or services please contact us .

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