|This balcony system's flat top rail looks great - but is it safe?|
Although attractive in appearance, many top rails on balcony railing systems are flat, not curved. This variation in design shouldn't be a problem, but in reality, it holds a hidden danger - even if the railing is structurally sound and up to code.
|Items placed on flat top rails of balconies|
can injure the pedestrians below.
The easy fix? Only choose to include round top rails for your multi-story balcony railing designs. Aside from being a more cost effective solution than its counterpart, round top rails completely remove the creation of a ledge-type surface, thereby removing any potentially dangerous situation.
When creating plans for your next high rise hotel or condominium, consider the dangers of designing guardrails that feature flat top rails.
Unsuspecting pedestrians (and customers) will thank you.