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Sweet as a Peach: Aluminum Railing Encloses Georgia Deck

Fortress® Railing Case Study

Project Details

Property: Residential

Location: Atlanta, GA

Contractor: Brawner Renovations

Products: Al13 HOME™ Aluminum Railing

With over 50 years of combined experience, Brawner Renovations understands the importance of a complete decking system that can defy Georgia’s extreme temperatures and humidity. This is why owner and Fortress® Preferred Contractor Wesley Brawner chooses long-lasting materials that fuse form and function for each project. He also recognizes that building systems should be easy-to-install and work together to create stunning decks.

This knowledge helped guide Brawner Renovations when the Barr family commissioned them to build a 500 sq. ft. deck with unobstructed views of the downtown Atlanta skyline. Wesley and team knew that Fortress® railing would provide minimal sightlines, keeping the cityscape center stage. 

Aluminum railing’s narrow profiles preserve the views of downtown Atlanta

After installing wood-alternative decking, Wesley and his crew turned to railing to finish the project. The customer had asked Brawner Renovations for a railing system that preserved the home’s amazing view of the Atlanta skyline. Aluminum deck railing from Fortress Building Products did just that.

Offering slimmer, more minimal lines than either traditional wood or vinyl deck railing, Al¹³ HOME™ residential aluminum railing serves as a safety barrier that does not overpower the home’s other design elements or the deck’s views. With other materials, bulkier construction provides necessary strength but also obstructs the views. On the other hand, Fortress railing’s narrow profiles fade into the scenery while providing the strength and durability of larger rails.

Backed by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, they are also incredibly strong and durable, so the sleek rails will continue to look beautiful over the deck’s lifetime. According to Wesley, they are, “the true pioneer in aluminum railing.” He further elaborates that he has used the Al¹³ HOME™ railing system for many years and that his crews love the easy connections for installation.

Additionally, Fortress railing sports an advanced coat that resists corrosion. Wesley and his team can rest easy knowing this aluminum railing system will stand up to tough weather with little upkeep required from the Barr family. But the coating does more than support the railing’s durability. Because the rails were coated with a Black Sand finish designed to defy the elements, their clean and subtle lines fade into the gorgeous Atlanta, Georgia views, highlighting the city in the distance.

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