Cable Railing Safety: Is Horizontal Cable Railing Safe For My Application? – Atlantis Rail Systems

Cable Railing Safety: Is Horizontal Cable Railing Safe For My Application?

Discussions regarding the safety of horizontal railings are usually due to the potential of climb-ability or cable deflection.

If you follow our specification, deflection should not be a problem. To combat the climb-ability issue, we recommend using a 42 inch high railing and building your frame with a wider top rail.  Cable railing is not easy to climb as it is very thin material and not rigid.

Of course there are risks in any elevated platform that requires railing and the greatest hazards are usually from easily climbable objects placed close to a railing, such as patio furniture or planters.

As with any home improvement, you should consider whether a horizontal system fits the use and occupancy of your property.