Stair and railing manufacturer Viewrail has announced a new 10-year warranty for its fluoropolymer powder coatings, including when used in corrosive oceanfront locations.
NEW WARRANTY COVERS COLOR FADING, ADHESION, CHALKING, AND CORROSION
Viewrail Fluoropolymer Powder Coatings are now warranted for 10 years against degrees of color fading, adhesion, chalking, and corrosion as a result of finish failure in all future interior and exterior installations.
For the first 5 years, Viewrail will either refund the purchase price, repair, or replace the entire system under warranty.
In years 6 through 10, the warranty covers only the affected product, and is prorated from 90% to 50%.
This warranty includes all coastal and non-coastal locations for Fluoropolymer Powder Coats on aluminum posts.
CURRENT WARRANTIES FOR STANDARD POWDER COATINGS
Viewrail Standard Powder Coatings on aluminum material are now warranted for 5 years in interior installations and for 1 year in exterior installations.
The new warranty will cover any location more than 5 miles from a body of salt water, and includes color retention, chalk resistance, and gloss retention.
A Brushed Finish on 2205 stainless steel is now warranted for 10 years against structural corrosion in the vast majority of coastal and all non-coastal (more than 5 miles from a body of salt water) locations.
Brushed Finishes on 304 stainless steel are warranted for 5 years in interior installations and for 1 year in exterior installations. The new Brushed Finish on 304 stainless steel warranty will cover any location more than 5 miles from a body of salt water.
RECOMMENDATION: USE FLUOROPOLYMER POWDER COAT FINISH UNDER CORROSIVE CONDITIONS
Viewrail recommends using a Fluoropolymer Powder Coat finish on an aluminum post for any exterior application within five miles of corrosive water. This will provide the best performance in salt air environments, around chlorinated pools and hot tubs, or anywhere railing will be exposed to intense, direct sunlight.
As with many warranties, there are specific limitations and exclusions. See the complete warranty at Viewrail Warranty.
ALL STAIR AND RAIL COMPONENTS MADE IN-HOUSE AT SEVEN SPECIALIZED MANUFACTURING PLANTS
Viewrail, based in Goshen, Ind., is the leading manufacturer of modern stairs and railing in the U.S.
Viewrail manufactures floating stair systems along with premium glass, rod, and cable railing.
All components are manufactured in-house in one of seven specialized manufacturing facilities.