What Pipe Railing Is and Why You Might Need It

What in the world is pipe railing? As anyone at Fence Consultants of West Michigan will tell you, pipe railing handrails are used on staircases, along pedestrian barriers, near water-rich or hard-to-reach locations, among other places. They can provide an extra level of safety and comfort to an existing railing system, or they can be used on their own. Pipe railing is:

  • Simple. Not only is pipe railing easy to design and install — as it doesn’t require any welding — but most places in Michigan also don’t require any type of special permit or permission to install a pipe railing made with fittings.
  • Durable. Pipe railing fittings are usually fully galvanized or made of aluminum and have been known to last up to seven times longer than fabricated pipe railing.
  • Versatile. Pipe railing is so versatile, a pipe can be cut right on site, and the various fittings can be used to design the pipe railing.

So, why might you need it? Pipe railing has a variety of uses. It can be used for small outdoor steps, or indoor staircases. They are also commonly seen on balconies or walkways to prevent people from falling. In warehouses, pipe railings protect workers.

Whatever you may need a pipe railing for, you can rest assured that the team at Fence Consultants of West Michigan has you covered. We offer a variety of styles of pipe railing, all made from maintenance-free aluminum or galvanized steel. We can customize any kind of pipe railing to fit your project’s needs. Give us a call today at 616-454-1911 in Grand Rapids, or at 616-392-3496 in Holland to discuss, or view photos of our many pipe railing projects online at fenceconsultants.com.