Frequently Asked Questions:
"Solutions You Can LEAN On"
Is Apex Railing Solutions, LLC a licensed contractor?
Yes. We are a specialty contractor, licensed, bonded and insured in the State of Washington. Our Contractor's License Number is APEXRRS936PC.
Can I mix railing styles together?
Yes. We are not limited to a small number of fixed designs. We can mix and match to create the exact style you are looking for.
Do you do custom fabrication?
Definitely. We also love the challenge of a custom design. If you see a design you like or find it in a magazine, send it to us. More than likely, we can build it!
Can your railing systems be installed on concrete or tile?
Yes. We have a number of installation methods to securely anchor to these surfaces.
How tall are your railing systems?
The minimum height requirement for guardrails is 36" above the finished surface for single-family dwellings, 42" for multi-family (three or more) family dwellings, commercial and public works applications. However we can tailor the height to any height above that.
What if my project has non-standard angles?
We fabricate our corners to exactly match the angles of your project. With the use of computer aided design (CAD), we can easily produce complex designs.
What is powder coating?
Powder Coating is part paint and part polyester sealer/resin. It is an advanced yet simple way of spraying a fine dry plastic powder paint on to a metal surface. The part is then placed in an oven where it melts and flows in to a beautiful uniform and durable finish.
Do your railings meet North American building code requirements?
Yes. Because safety is at the core of everything we do at Apex, we maintain a strong working knowledge of the latest building codes. Most jurisdictions adhere to the International Residential Code (IRC) for single-family construction, and the International Building Code (IBC) for multi-family and commercial construction. Some jurisdictions elect to use these codes as the basis upon which to make more-stringent requirements. Apex makes every effort to monitor and conform to these modifications.
How far can the posts span on your railing systems?
Most metal & Glass railings don't have near the post span that conventional wood railings do. Generally, we space our posts on four-foot centers, cable railings slightly less.
What type of glass is used in your railing systems?
We use tempered and laminated-tempered glass, depending on the guardrail style and the location of the project, as some local jurisdictions have different requirements.
How often will I have to clean the glass?
While glass does require periodic cleaning, the majority of our clients report that, aside from little-people’s hands and pet noses, glass guardrails require cleaning about as frequently as the windows on their homes.
Do you ever use Plexiglas?
No. We don't because it scratches easily and tends to yellow over time.