Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What types of Railings do you have?

    The two main types of railing are glass panel system consisting of an aluminum frame with tempered glass panels; and a picket system that uses either component pickets, which allows maximum flexibility or pre-welded picket panels for strength and ease of installation. Excell also offers a range of Custom Topless Glass options and Custom Designs which are limitless in style.

  2. What Top Rails Are Available?

    We feature 3 extruded aluminum top rail profiles – Round Top Rail, Square Top Rail and the Heritage Top Rail. By matching one of the top rails with the smaller (1-5/8″ square) or larger (2-1/2″ square) post , all architectural styles from classic to contemporary can be achieved.

  3. What Type of Post Mountings Are Available?

    All of our aluminum posts can be configured to attach to the deck either on the top surface or on the fascia (the side of the deck).

  4. What is a Picket Railing System?

    Traditional Picket Railing systems are a popular option for everything ranging from small balconies to expansive roof decks. They offer the most flexibility with an extensive range of options with choices of picket size, style, and top-rail alternatives.

  5. What color posts can I choose from?

    Our 9 traditional colours are carefully selected to match the majority of design palettes and make your selection process easy.

    Railings Vancouver

    Please note: Colours may not be an exact representation. To see true colours, please see actual material samples under proper lighting conditions. Should you require a colour outside of these options, we offer custom colour options – but please be aware any custom colour jobs will incur added cost and time to powder coat correctly.

  6. What is the difference between 5mm and 10/12mm Glass?

    Not only does a beautiful glass railing system provide a contemporary look and allow you to enjoy the view, but it also provides an element of wind protection. It acts as a barrier so that when you are lounging on your deck in any season, the breeze does not affect you like it would with a picket system. 5mm tempered glass is a more cost-effective solution and is used in our traditional, framed glass railing systems. 10/12mm tempered glass is a premium, luxury option that offers a more modern, uninhibited view.

  7. What is the difference between Topless and Traditional Glass Railings?

    Topless glass railing systems remove the top rail to avoid any obstacles in your line of sight. They are the best on the market for a sleek, luxurious appeal. Traditional glass railings are framed in on the top and bottom to provide extra stability and allows us to install a thinner sheet of glass.

  8. Why use aluminum railings?

    Aluminum is the absolute perfect material to construct railings. It is superior to wood in the sense that it will not twist or warp with exposure to moisture or sunlight, and it requires far less upkeep. It is also superior to other metals because it will not absorb any moisture, and therefore won’t rust or crack. Aluminum is a lightweight and versatile material, which means it is easy to transition from different types of railing systems within the same job – so you could easily utilize a glass system on your deck, and transition seamlessly into a picket system down the stairs.

  9. Should I add a sketch to my quote request?

    Sure! If you have a sketch or are capable of making one – it will only add to the specificity of your quote. Feel free to just round to the nearest foot. Here’s a sample of a simple sketch that would be perfect to include:

    Grouse Railings Vancouver Sketch

Still have questions?

    From inspiration to installation, our team works closely with architects, designers, builders, and homeowners to bring a staircase vision to life. We have proudly built a team with extensive talent and creativity.


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