Here’s the fastest growing railing product

The Principia "Stat of the Week" shares dealer expectations for residential railing.

BY Principia Consulting

According to railing dealers, the fastest-growing railing product over the next three years will be aluminum: a material that is less expensive than stainless steel and which can be used on any type of unit (single family and multifamily low- or high-rise). Aluminum is a favorite of multifamily builders because it is durable and low maintenance, meets commercial code, works with multiple types of infill, and can be powder coated to match a cladding aesthetic. 


Thirty-two percent of dealers surveyed by Principia believe aluminum will grow the fastest in unit volume over the next three years. Composite comes in second with 27% of dealers indicating composite will grow the fastest, followed by hollow vinyl.

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