Railings withstand commercial and residential applications.

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Offered in standard and custom designs to address unique project requirements, ARS Aluminum Railing System features impact-resistant, extruded aluminum railings with coatings that resist corrosive effects of elements and salt water. Also available, ARS Glass Railing Systems accept ¼-3/8 in. tempered clear or tinted glass infill options. They mount to surface of most substrates and are also offered in core-mounted and fascia-mounted designs.

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Strong but Lightweight Aluminum Railings Provide Great Weatherability

CRL Introduces Aluminum Railing Systems for Commercial and Residential Applications

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles-based, C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL), a leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, industrial, and automotive industries, is introducing the ARS Aluminum Railing System for commercial and residential applications.

Designed and manufactured by CRL, this premium system features impact resistant extruded aluminum railings with high structural durability, and special coatings to resist the corrosive effects of the elements and salt water. In addition to a variety of standard designs, the company offers custom railings that address project-specific criteria.

Brad Murphy, Manager of CRL's Technical Sales Department, comments, "These strong, yet lightweight systems provide superior color retention, impact resistance, and weatherability in any environment. As today's architects are becoming more "view-oriented" in their designs, the use of glass railings is rapidly growing in popularity. Glass railings give buildings a sophisticated appeal, and serve as effective wind barriers, further enhancing the outdoor balcony environment."

CRL's ARS Glass Railing Systems can accept ¼" (6 mm) to 3/8" (10 mm) tempered clear or tinted glass infill options. These are not only ideal for commercial applications, but also for residential decks, patios, and balconies. The ARS System mounts to the surface of most substrates, but other mounting options are offered, such as core-mounted and fascia-mounted designs. ADA-compliant grab rails, custom gates, and post-mounted lighting systems are also available. Railings and components can be ordered in seven standard powder paint colors, as well as custom colors.

The company also offers a Picket Railing System. Simple, attractive, and strong, this system utilizes ¾" (19 mm) square or round vertical pickets, with a selection of four standard top rail designs. Decorative cast infill panels can also be specified to create a unique architectural accent.

Another option is CRL's Cable Railing System that uses high quality 316 alloy stainless steel cable and hardware. This system performs in the harshest of conditions, and is ideal for projects that require a more commercial or nautical feel. Typical applications utilize horizontal cables spaced 3-1/2" (88.9 mm) on center.

CRL's extensive line of tubing and accessory connectors makes hand rail assembly simple. In addition, the company offers technical assistance at each step of the way, from design and specification through installation techniques.

Murphy concludes, "This growing niche presents an excellent opportunity for glass professionals. These systems are attractive, stronger and more durable than vinyl, and cost-effective."

The company has recently published the 224-page, full color HR06 Architectural Railing Catalog, which includes CRL's entire Architectural Railing line. All the components, fasteners, alignment systems, and tools needed to create different styles of glass railings, using either dry glaze or wet glaze installation methods, are included, as well as numerous images of completed installations. Technical and specification data is also presented to assist in choosing the right railing system for each application. In addition to the ARS Aluminum Railing System, this specialty catalog includes CRL's new CRS Component Rail System for walkways, ramps, and stairways, the AWS Aluminum Windscreen System, CRL's heavy glass base shoe for glass barriers and partitions, HRS Cap Rail and Hand Rail Systems, lighting systems for post and railing projects, and many other products. HR06 is also available in pdf format at crlaurence.com.

For additional information, contact CRL's Railing Technical Sales Department at (800) 421-6144, in the United States, (877) 421-6144 from Canada, or (323) 588-1281 from outside the United States and Canada. Ask for Extension 7730.

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