Mullet’s Aluminum has received the prestigious Aluminum Association of Florida’s Award of Excellence every year since 2007 in recognition of its quality railing and miscellaneous metals projects.
We manufacture and offer several types of railing systems ranging from:
- Welded aluminum vertical picket railing
- Welded aluminum horizontal picket railing
- Welded aluminum mesh panel railing
- Welded aluminum decorative railing
- Numerous styles of glass railing
- Stainless steel cable railing
- Mechanical railing with fasteners
All of the railing systems fabricated by Mullet’s Aluminum are custom made and handcrafted to exacting project requirements.
Choose from our vast selection of standard railing profiles or provide us with your design inspiration and our team can create a quality railing system that meets your project requirements – within budget and timeline.
Each of our railing systems are site-specific engineered to meet precise project requirements, Florida Product Building Code and carefully hand-crafted for a quality result.
Recognized as the industry’s leader for welded aluminum railing systems, we offer numerous options:
- Welded aluminum vertical picket railing systems
- Welded aluminum horizontal picket railing systems
- Welded aluminum mesh panel railing systems
- Welded aluminum decorative railing systems
- Custom designed aluminum railing systems
Stainless Steel Cable Railings
Stainless steel cable railing provides an elegant and attractive addition to any property while providing safety and affording long-range views. Our most common stainless-steel cable is 316 with a 7×7 woven cable. All the stainless-steel cable railings are custom fabricated to length with the fittings carefully placed onto each cable to ensure maximum strength and performance.
Glass railings are a very popular option for condominiums, resorts, office complexes, and restaurants. Featuring laminate glass panels for exterior applications, glass railing systems are available with post-supported (most common), clamps, point-supported, or base “shoe” options. Commonly selected for their unobstructed views to maximize long-range views or to highlight a particular architectural feature or point of interest, glass railing systems provide an elegant option for your home, office or commercial space. Choose from numerous design styles or work with our team to develop a glass railing system that is unique to your project requirements.
Mechanical Aluminum Railings
This is the least expensive option available, however, it should be noted that there are limited applications, paint finishes, colors (white and dark bronze), and warranty options available. In addition, a mechanical railing system is assembled with screws and fasteners, and is typically not suitable or recommended for a coastal installation. This is a basic railing system for basic railing installations.
The American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association (AAMA) has written performance guidelines for the application of coatings on architectural aluminum products.
There are four (4) primary coating guidelines; AAMA 2603, AAMA 2604, AAMA 2605 and AAMA 611
Each of these specifications elevates the performance and they are commonly thought of for their requirement for salt-salt spray tolerance and sunlight protection. The degree of color and gloss loss is different with the AAMA 2603 having a relatively modest standard and AAMA 2605 having the highest performance standard.
The AAMA 611 is an anodic coating that is used for exterior building structures and other products that must withstand continuous outdoor exposure. Anodizing is a chemically etched process and more resistant – however depending on how long the item is submerged – the finished project is subject to some color shading differences.
There are several installation options available. The most common is a “core-bore” installation which typically involves coring out a shallow, round hole in the masonry deck to accommodate a railing post. These railing posts are then epoxied into place.
Another common option is a “surface-mounted” installation which involves a flat base plate mounted onto the bottom of the railing posts and then anchored to the balcony deck. This is most commonly used in balcony applications that have a wooden deck.
And finally, a side-mount installation involves attaching the railing post to the face of the balcony using fasteners.
What does Site-Specific Engineering mean?
In the State of Florida, products must be tested and approved for use in project applications. The most common tests are Florida Product Approval and Miami-Dade Notice of Acceptance (NOA). The Florida Product Approval allows products that have undergone testing to be installed (with the exception of Dade County) throughout Florida. Dade County has its own testing protocol.
However, due to the complexity and customization requirements for some products, it is not always feasible to test every product. A Florida licensed engineer can review and authorize/approve products for use in applications. This is commonly referred to as “site-specific engineering”. For all products, railing systems manufactured and installed by Mullet’s Aluminum are site-specific engineered to meet Florida Building Code based on the existing conditions.