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Cable Railing: New from PalmSHIELD

PalmSHIELD announces their exclusive architectural cable design. This design is a real architectural wonder for cable railing. PalmSHIELD utilizes a single cable design where the cable is attached at the top of the panel and then strewn back and forth over a series of spools to a single tensioner at the bottom. Compared to the traditional design, this is a much more interesting and cleaner design. It has a real architectural look for those installations that require more than just a simple cable railing.

Upscale Cable Railing

PalmSHIELD has been fabricating cable railing for almost 20 years, so we know a couple of things about cable railing. We know that many cable rail installations fail over time due to the incredible amount of tension placed on the cable because of the attachment of the termination posts. Imagine 11 cables, each tensioned to several hundreds of pounds of pull, pulling on one two-inch square post screwed down to the top of a soft cedar deck board. If you are a cable rail installer; you are cringing a little bit right now because you know what is going to happen. System failure! At PalmSHIELD, we use our traditional fully framed panels. Each panel has its own independent cable infill not dependent on site post installations.

Each panel comes complete with fully installed cables. The posts and panels are predrilled, making installation a no-brainer. A traditional deck railing has at least four to five independent field-installed cable runs. This installation would take several days between anchoring posts and implementing almost 100 tensioners. With the PalmSHIELD system, a traditional deck railing would take less than a day and be free of any worries about failed posts.

PalmSHIELD cable panels are designed to go with code compliant stair grab rails or handicap ramp run rails. Stair sections are custom fabricated to account for landings. PalmSHIELD uses a cable stabilizer bar in the panels to support the cables along long runs. At changes in slope, a stabilizer bar will support the cables without the use of additional posts.

Are you looking for the allure of a cable railing but want something a little more unique and modern? You’ll find just what you’re looking for in the PalmSHIELD cable railing system. Visit www.palmshieldlouvers.com for more information.