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A deck or patio is the perfect place for you to enjoy the great outdoors. Open views and space to entertain make them an ideal addition to your home.

Elevating your outdoor space might feel like a dream, but we’ve got your back!

The RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System offers a seamless solution to transform any space into a serene and stylish sanctuary. We’ll walk you through the process of selecting, designing, and installing your RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System to ensure your outdoor space becomes the oasis you’ve always wanted.

Understanding the RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System

The RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System is designed with simplicity and durability in mind. Made from extruded aluminum in a textured black finish, it promises longevity without the risk of rust, meeting, and exceeding IBC and IRC  requirements. Its design options are flexible, offering both picket and horizontal cable infill options that add elegance to any outdoor setting.

Key Features:

  • Post Size: 3″
  • Post Spacing: Up to 8′
  • Infill Options: Picket, Horizontal Cable
  • Finish: Textured Black
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Designing Your Outdoor Oasis

Choose Your View

Railing infill is not just a part of design; it’s a critical feature that combines aesthetics, safety, and code compliance. It serves as the “filler” material between the handrail and the deck or floor, ensuring that spaces are safely enclosed without compromising on visual appeal.

Your choice of infill material significantly affects the overall look and functionality of a railing system. For this reason, it’s an essential consideration for architects, builders, and homeowners alike. When choosing between cable or picket infill, you should first decide your aesthetic preference and your functional needs.

Cable infill offers a modern deck railing look with unobstructed views, ideal for showing off gorgeous landscapes or gardens. Stainless steel cables require minimal maintenance and provide a sleek, mixed material look. They’re perfect for contemporary settings where preserving sightlines is crucial, as cables seem to “disappear” from view.

Picket infill provides a more traditional appearance, where the pickets match the post and rails. The textured black finish used throughout the picket railing system can provide greater contrast against the deck boards and scenery.  

Deciding on Railing Height

RailFX® offers two standard railing heights: 36 inches and 42 inches. Height typically depends on local building codes for safety and personal preference for visibility. Generally, residential railings should be 36 inches high for decks and balconies. Commercial railings—and residential railings in the state of California— require a minimum railing height of 42 inches.

Selecting Top Rail Lengths

Top rails are available in 6-foot lengths for picket railing systems and 8-foot lengths for both picket and cable railing systems. This choice should be guided by the overall design layout of your deck or balcony to ensure consistency and structural integrity.

Rails are designed to be cut down to the exact size you need. Since you can’t extend a rail that’s too short to span the gap, you should ensure your rail kit is slightly longer than the space between your posts.

Installation Essentials

Installing your RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System is straightforward with the right tools and preparation. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Post Drilling Template: Simplifies installation by providing precise pre-drill positioning for brackets and by centering the bottom rail bracket on post when installing screws. 
  • Touch-Up Paint: Keeps your railing looking new by easily covering any scratches or dings incurred during installation or use.
  • Instruction Guide: As always, it’s important to follow instructions closely during installation to maintain warranty coverage and ensure safety compliance. We advise reading written instructions prior to beginning installation.

Resources & Inspiration

RailFX® provides valuable resources to help you in your project planning, from sparking ideas for designing your outdoor oasis to ensuring proper installation techniques are followed. View our resources to learn more:

Combining Simplicity and Style

Transforming your outdoor space into an oasis is within reach with the RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System. By understanding its features, carefully planning your design, and following detailed installation guidelines, you can achieve an elegant, durable outdoor living area that will bring joy for years to come.

Whether you’re enjoying quiet mornings alone or entertaining guests under the stars, your RailFX® Oasis™ equipped space will undoubtedly become your favorite retreat.

To design your dream railing system, connect with a RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System dealer to get started!

Learn more about RailFX® Oasis™ today!

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Express Mount Brackets Win 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Award

RailFX® received a prestigious 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Award for the new Express Mount Brackets™. 
A panel of judges, composed of contractors, construction business owners, tradespeople, and media professionals, have tallied the votes for the world’s most innovative products in the construction and outdoor power equipment industry. In its eleventh year, the Pro Tool Innovation Awards brought to light an impressive assortment of pioneering power tools, hand tools, tool accessories, and fasteners. Products were submitted by leading industry manufacturers, showcasing a remarkable breadth of innovation.

Here’s what the PTIA judges had to say about the RailFX Express Mount Brackets™:

Traditional cable railing systems look great, but they require a complex process of drilling through posts and can be a pain to get perfect-looking results. The RailFX Express Mount Brackets take so much of the headache out of the process, that it’s very approachable, even for DIYers who have never installed a cable railing system. Using a drilling template, you can easily ensure each bracket installs at exactly the right height. They screw directly into the side of the post, so there’s no need to drill through them. The hardware installs on the outside of the posts, leaving your view from the inside as one that reveals the look of cable without the hardware.

“Innovation comes in many forms. Pro Tool Innovation Award Winners push boundaries. They typically introduce features no one has ever seen, create new battery-powered solutions, redefine what compact tools can do, or even design products at a lower price than you would otherwise expect for the performance they deliver,” stated Kenny Koehler, Editor-in-Chief. “The work of teams and individuals who dare to think outside the box can be seen all over the Pro Tool Innovation Awards,” he added.

In a rigorous evaluation process spanning several dozen man-hours, the PTIA judges sifted through hundreds of cutting-edge power tools, hand tools, fasteners, products, and accessories. The selection of winners was based on a variety of critical factors. The awarded products stood out for their innovative features, superior power delivery, revolutionary ergonomics, technological advancements, improvements in jobsite safety, or exceptional value. The 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Award winners are a testament to the companies and products that propel the construction, landscaping, automotive, and manufacturing industries forward. These industry-leading products merit recognition for their role in driving progress within their respective fields.

This year, 99 different manufacturers and brands submitted over 465 products in dozens of categories for a chance to take home a 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Award.

In a statement reflecting on the 11th annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards, Executive Director Clint DeBoer expressed admiration for the ongoing innovation in the industry. “This marks our 11th year of hosting the PTIA Awards, and each year we witness an increasing level of innovation from both large and small companies.” DeBoer added, “Every Pro Tool Innovation Award celebrates a product developed by people who really believe that the standard we’re used to is no longer good enough.”

Click here to learn more about the award winning RailFX® Express Mount Brackets™.

For more about the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, visit protoolinnovationawards.com.

2022 Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all who participated in 2022 RailFX Photo Contest. The photos submitted to the 2022 Contest showcase the wide variety of views enhanced by RailFX railings. From interior staircases and sprawling balconies to oceanfront decks and patio porches, we enjoyed seeing all the incredible RailFX railing projects completed this past year. A huge thanks to our judges for completing the difficult task of voting to determine our winners.

First Place: SJ Reus Construction

SJ Reus Construction of Watertown, MN installed this railing and took home first place in our 2022 Photo Contest! This project, submitted through our ProFX Rebate program, features waterfront views, beautiful fall foliage, and unobstructed views thanks to RailFX Cable Railing. 

Reminder to licensed contractors: Photos included with your ProFX rebate submission automatically qualify for our photo contest. Congratulations to SJ Reus Construction for taking advantage of these two great programs and earning cash back for choosing RailFX. 

Dealer: ABC Arrow Building Center in Watertown, MN

Second Place: Jessica Peterson

Jessica Peterson submitted photos of her interior staircase remodel and won second place! These photos demonstrate how cable railing can truly open up any space and modernize the interior of a home. This staircase railing utilizes our RFX400 Top Rail, which allowed for a natural maple hand rail that matched the flooring to be installed on top.

Dealer: Hilltop Lumber in Alexandria, MN

Installer: Todd Loeffler Construction & Masonry in Alexandria, MN. 

Third Place: LKJ Contracting

Our third place winner made a *splash* with this before and after photo contest entry! LKJ Contracting gave the exterior of this home in New York a serious upgrade with RailFX railing. Now the homeowners can enjoy their back deck and view of the pool in style. Wonderful work, LKJ Contracting!

Dealer: Sider Lumber & Supply Co

Want to see your RailFX project featured here? Submit your RailFX railing photos to the 2023 Photo Contest! The contest runs through December 31, 2023, so be sure to submit your photos for a chance to win big. Visit our photo contest page for prize details, full contest rules, and to enter to win.

Are you a railing industry professional or DIY enthusiast looking for an easy and efficient cable railing installation solution? At RailFX, we understand the challenges you face when it comes to finding a durable, budget-friendly system. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our latest innovation: the RailFX Express Mount Brackets™. These game-changing brackets simplify cable railing installation, saving you time and money.

Express Mount Brackets are designed with your convenience in mind. By eliminating the need to drill through wood posts, you can say goodbye to the tedious and time-consuming process of installing cable railing. This breakthrough solution significantly reduces installation time, allowing you to complete projects more efficiently. In addition, the Express Mount Brackets require fewer cables and fittings, resulting in a cost-effective solution that doesn’t compromise quality.

Time-Savings and Safety

At RailFX, we’ve made it our mission to simplify the installation process while engineering railing systems that meet or exceed all applicable safety codes and regulations. With our easy-to-use Universal Drilling Template, aligning brackets and ensuring proper cable spacing becomes a breeze.

To install cable railing using Express Mount Brackets, contractors or DIYers simply use the Universal Drilling Template to install the appropriate brackets on the post exterior, feed the cables through the brackets and tighten the cables to secure it. 

“Our goal was to make cable railing available to more people, especially those who love outdoor living and want to enjoy their view with minimal obstruction,” says John Moss, founder of RailFX.

An affordable option to expand sightlines and maximize the view, Express Mount Brackets are compatible with Classic and Low Profile cable kits and work for both level and stair railing applications. The brackets can be retrofit on new or existing wood posts and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

“We are excited to be able to deliver an installation-friendly product that will make people’s lives more enjoyable as they expand their views and improve their outdoor spaces,” says John. “I’ve been in the industry for 30-plus years, and I couldn’t be more excited and passionate about the launch of this product — it’s truly the first of its kind.”

Cable railing made easy with Express Mount Brackets

Ready to simplify your cable railing installation process? Watch the step-by-step install video to see for yourself how cable railing is made easy with Express Mount Brackets:

Still curious how Express Mount Brackets will work for your project? Our team of cable railing experts are here to help, every step of the way. Whether you’re a professional contractor with experience installing cable railing or a DIY enthusiast, RailFX has the right railing system and installation tools for your project. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help you bring your railing project to life.