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The Benefits to Horizontal Railing

Railing is sometimes an afterthought with residential and commercial properties, but railing often is the feature that defines a home or building. Look at the Fendi Chateau building in Surfside, Florida: It’s wavy glass railing is arguably its more characteristic aesthetic. If you travel further south on the famed Collins Avenue, you’ll find a series of boutique condo buildings across from the private villas of Altos Del Mar, where each building is characterized from each other by railing. One Epulum Horizontal Railing customer raved to the Green Oxen sales staff that his purchase is like “jewelry for your home.” So that then begs the question, why horizontal?

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Collins Avenue Condos across from Altos Del Mar

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Horizontal railing has many benefits and it does not have many disadvantages that other railing systems possess. First let’s discuss the benefits to horizontal railing. Visibility: Meeting all safety codes, the railing has perfectly spaced cylinders that offer support and allow the eye to see through the railing. Customers have used Epulum Horizontal Railing for balconies that overlook the ocean to yard fence so as to see the greenery of their neighborhood.

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Design:  The look and function of the railing was designed to be modular so that it can be applied to almost any space. When asked why the particular design was produced, the chief designer said “We were looking to make railing that could be noticeable and invisible at the same time.” It may sound like a contradiction, but Epulum Horizontal Railing does do just that, it allows for transparency, but also a sophisticated sleek look that when it is noticed, it is remembered.


Feel: The top railing may be the most important feature in the Epulum Horizontal Railing because it is how we interact with it. The circular design is appealing to hold in the hand while you stand next to the horizontal railing to enjoy your view. The anodized aluminum never becomes too hot or too cold to the hand. Epulum Horizontal Railing is design with no sharp corners, only smooth circular aspects to be durable and stable with heavy use.

Corrosion Resistant: There is a reason Epulum Horizontal Railing was born in South Florida. It was engineered to be in close proximity to salt water and not corrode. The railing is made with 100% recycled aluminum and is treated to be usable in any environment. A problem with glass railing is that rain, dew, or mist run down the glass sheets and collect onto the supports. This then over time corrodes the supports and leads to weak and worn looking railing. It is this composition and design of the Epulum railing leads to its next benefit.

Maintenance: The most common complaint with glass railing is the upkeep. Smudges, clouding and staining from the saltwater, vehicle exhaust and general wear and tear will make glass railing an aesthetic eye-sore. Even the act of cleaning the glass is tiresome as the cleaner needs to avoid streaks and often times needs to use special cleaning equipment. Epulum Horizontal Railing eliminates this maintenance. Just a paper towel or rag applied sparingly to the horizontal railing will ensure a look that never ages.

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Unique: As mentioned earlier, the series of condos across from the historic Altos Del Mar on Miami Beach are defined by their distinct railings. The railing is unique because of the circumference of the horizontal rails and the shape of its vertical frame.  Any residential or commercial space can improve its aesthetic, functionality and individuality with Epulum Horizontal Railing.

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Strength: For some, no matter what they hear or see, glass will appear and feel weak. Vertical railing is strong, but sometimes lacks in design sophistication. Horizontal railing on the other hand gives a strong, robust feel and appearance. The unbending aluminum is light, but substantial and secure. Green Oxen staff are designers, but also engineers. The horizontal railing and its measurements are the way they are for a reason: strength.

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