Aluminum Guardrails for a Variety of Applications
Structural Systems offers various styles of aluminum railing systems and architectural aluminum work with dependable quality and competitive prices. All Aluminum Railings feature interlocking technology for picket railing, multi-line railing, glass railing, cable rail and custom railing.
Structural Systems is the authorized Hawaii distributor and factory qualified installer of the premier line of ATR Aluminum Guardrail Systems and Products. Introduced to Hawaii decades ago, ATR Aluminum Guardrails have been installed state and nationwide at hundreds of projects with zero failures.
Some major features of the ATR line of products that stand out in comparison to other brands are the corrosion proof finish, the structural connections, and the design flexibility. These are critical issues to be considered when contemplating a railing replacement project.
Corrosion Proof Finish
In our harsh, chloride-rich (salt) environment every metal guardrail system needs to be properly protected from the elements. ATR and Structural Systems have made it our mandate that only the most durable and corrosion proof architectural coatings and anodized finishes be employed on our Hawaii projects. All of our Hawaii installations employ ATR railings protected with our “top-of-the-line” AAMA 2605 “marine grade” coating systems or corrosion proof anodized aluminum.
This AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) certification grade is the most stringent standard for architectural coatings and ATR meets these standards on its guardrails whether the project is specifying a Kynar wet coat fiinish, or a durable powder coating system. This certification and quality control process is a crucial element in ensuring that your new guardrail system will not only hold up the elements, but give your building years of use and durable service. For comparison purposes, 2603 is denotes “Basic,” 2604 represents “High Performance,” and the 2605 certification stands for “Superior”.
All top caps, bottom rails, pickets and posts are built with almost no dissimilar metals, which prevents corrosion and contributes to their sturdy/rigid construction, but more importantly provides a longer life span. Structural connections are frequently the first things to fail on aluminum guardrail systems, so the use of an almost all aluminum system will dramatically extend the service life of your railing.
Every building in Hawaii, new or existing, has a unique look. ATR’s new guardrail systems provide architects with the design flexibility they need and want. This flexibility allows them to achieve the exact look they are picturing when designing a new project. Where older systems must be replicated to conform with existing railing systems on renovation or retrofit projects, this flexibility simplifies the requirements and responsibilities for Board of Directors and Condominium Associations.
The ability to duplicate an existing design eliminates the necessity of obtaining a majority of member votes to approve design changes for dissimilar replacement railing designs. ATR and Structural Systems can provide hundreds of different color and gloss options, dozens of different top cap design variations and component sizes, and multiple/different mounting methods including surface-mounted, fascia-mounted or embedded. Our staff can work with you to design matching trellis or cabana systems, decorative panels, entrance or security gates, and virtually anything that can help give your building a new (or matching) theme and an updated modern look.