3 Types Of Deck Railings – Finishing Your Deck With Style
Getting outdoors…enjoying the sun, a barbeque, an after-work moment of relaxation on your deck also includes the notion that you, your kids, pets and friends are safely enclosed by way of engineered and stylish deck railings. No longer the province of plain pressure treated timber, contemporary deck rails express style through cool designs, modern engineered materials, and an artist’s color palette of tonal choices.
Deck Railing Ideas To Know About. Any deck railing plan is only as good as your creativity and anticipation of the many ways that you might use your deck…from quiet lounging and book reading…to barbeque meals…to 3-season use where you might need weather and bug protection. All these “potential uses” should be built-in to your final deck railing design. What sort of look balances with what sort of structural support you’ll need in order to meet your town’s building code, as well as give you future expandability.
Metal Deck Railing
If you’re looking for a modern finish…light weight…structural strength…and longevity, then examine the range of aluminum deck railing systems currently available. Easy to install. No sharp edges. Hardware adapts easily to deck posts.
Colors and finish run the spectrum. Aluminum deck rails are produced in standard lengths, and your contractor can quickly and safely cut these metal deck rails to a custom length in order to reach a deck post.Composite deck railing Long life, low maintenance, earth-tone coloring but higher “front end” costs characterize the current breed of composite deck railing systems. Composite deck rails…manufactured utilizing polymers, resins and synthetic blends…provide safety to keep people, pets and object on the “safe” side of your deck. However, composite deck rails are not considered “structural” or intensively load-bearing, so installation is limited strictly to railing and horizontal plane containment.
Cable Deck Railing
Everyone has seen “suspension bridges”…with structural cables providing support and flex. Outdoor decks have attracted the same design attention, with a range of steel-strong cable deck railing designs. Benefits? Cable deck rails are easy for a professional to install. Torque or tightening tools accompany the cable deck railing system, so it’s relatively simple to obtain the correct tensioning, in order to meet local building code specifications for safety. Cable lengths and “gauge” diameters vary, so pricing should be quoted in advance.
Cedar Deck Rail
Amongst the wooden deck railing choices, the cedar deck rail may be Nature’s best choice. Cedar, rich in resins and dense by nature, is perfectly adapted to withstand the elements…weather and burrowing bugs…for many years. A true “natural” look, wood deck railings may rank #1 in clean outdoor aesthetics. Plus, a cedar deck railing system can be stained-finished to marry with both wooden decks as well as the earth tone colored