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Types of Deck Railings


Personal style and design preferences vary greatly – whether it’s modern, classic, antique, or a mix of everything tied in together, your space is a way to express who you are and show your creativity. Your outside space is part of that, too. If you are looking at options for deck railing, there are a variety of railing options to choose from.

Stainless cable railing: Looking for a railing system that will hold up well and not require a lot of maintenance? These rails use wooden posts, a top rail, and cables that come in a variety of thicknesses. They are known to last for decades and fit into all types of design styles. They are simplistic and elegant, pleasing to the eye, and are corrosion resistant so you won’t need to repair or maintain it throughout the years various weather changes.

Aluminum railing: If you’re looking for something durable, aluminum is a fantastic option. It won’t ever rust and is one of the most weather-resistant materials on the market today. It also comes in a lot of different varieties, colors, designs, and patterns, making it blend well into any surrounding. Aluminum is less expensive than steel or wrought iron and it doesn't require a lot of maintenance. It is a long term investment that will add value to your home.

Glass railing: Do you have a home with a view? Glass railings are perfect for decks that need rails but don’t want an obstructed view. Tempered glass material is shatter resistant and has a lovely polished edge for safety. It is available in a few different tints, it’s easy to install, and it adds a unique touch of elegance to the space.

Metal railing: Composite metal railing is very popular because it can be matched to a match the appearance of a variety of decking designs. These are very easy to install and competitively priced.

Wood railing: This is a classic deck railing system that is quick to install and aesthetically pleasing. The material is relatively inexpensive and is easily transported wherever you need it to go. However, wood railing often requires maintenance throughout the years to stay clean and looking great. Over time, weather elements can be rough on the wood, so parts of the railing may need to be replaced somewhere down the line.

No matter what style speaks to you, there is a deck railing out there that will fit your design preferences and your budget perfectly!

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