Railings are installed to make an elevated construction safe by becoming a border between the balcony, deck, etc. and the exterior area. Patio railings are used more as a privacy screen, showing it’s your area and it’s secured. As patios are usually situated on the ground, therailing is an optional element, but most citizens of Toronto still order them to finish their patios.
A patio is a courtyard without walls, which can be attached to or detached from the house. These constructions are usually built on the ground level, that’s why officially they don’t need security railings. However, if you decide to install a glass patio railing system, you have a wide range of design and material options. Basic security requirements have to be met, though: the railing shouldn’t have gaps where a kid’s head can get stuck, the construction has to be hard to climb, etc.
Railing systems are mandatory in case you build a deck, as it’s usually elevated, opening a view from the second floor, for example. Modern deck railings can be constructed from a wide range of materials, but as for designs, the safety requirements are stricter here.
Patio railings are optional, but if you are thinking of installing them, you have a wide range of materials and designs to choose. Whether your main goal is privacy or security, you can choose metal, wood, or glass railings of your liking. We at Art Metal Workshop will provide you with a free estimate and a lifetime warranty on any metal or glass construction.