Ultra Aluminum Mfg., Inc. recently supplied its Ultra Signature aluminum railing for the balconies at The Constitution (City View II) in Virginia Beach, VA. Clancy & Theys Construction Company selected John Patterson with Brothers Fence and Rail to install the aluminum railing for its project. Mr. Patterson stated, “we selected the Ultra Aluminum railing because it is easy to install, much lighter than steel railing and not subject to the corrosion associated with steel railing this close to the salt water. Plus, it was competitively priced and the engineering staff at Ultra assisted with the required submittals and project quote.”
Ultra Aluminum Mfg., Inc. is based in Howell, MI and has been focused on producing quality aluminum fence and rail for nearly 25 years. As a leader in the industry, Ultra Aluminum has been focused on the multi-family industry for the past 8 years because they can supply the balcony railing, pool fence, dumpster enclosures and privacy panels around the generators and HVAC equipment. Ultra Aluminum powder coats all its products to the AAMA2604 specifications and offers a 10-year commercial warranty, another differentiator when compared to steel railing products.
The railing used at The Constitution was UARC 270 3-rail continuous with the Franklin top profile seen below:
Ultra Aluminum railing products are engineered to exceed the IRC and IBC requirements for “guard rail” and is a favorite among installing contractors due to its installation simplicity. The Constitution project had balcony railing on its exterior as well as in the courtyard providing its’ residents with a safe balcony space to enjoy the year-round climate in the Virginia Beach region.
As stated earlier, Ultra Aluminum can create submittals and a project quote for the installing contractors from the project plans they provide. Ultra has a network of installation partners, like Brothers Fence and Rail throughout the United States should the Developer and/or General Contractor need turnkey proposals.
The building industry is seeing a dramatic change in materials used for multi-family railing. For years wood was the material of choice but began changing to vinyl and steel in the 1980’s. In the past two decades aluminum has been the fastest growing material used for fence and railing due to its life expectancy, low maintenance, installation ease and competitive pricing.
Should you need a railing or fence partner for upcoming multi-family projects consider reaching out to Ultra Aluminum Mfg., Inc. at 800-656-4420. Their websites are great resources as well: www.ultrarailing.com and www.ultrafence.com.