A well-designed deck can be a great addition to your home. A deck can provide extra living space and increase your home’s value. When designing your deck, the deck railing you choose should add aesthetics and safety. Consider the following factors to guide you through the process of choosing the right deck railing for your home:
Safety should be your top priority when choosing a deck railing. Make sure the railing is sturdy and meets all local building codes and regulations. If you have young children or pets, you may want to choose a railing with smaller gaps between balusters or a solid panel design to help prevent accidents.
2. MATERIAL & MAINTENANCE
Consider how much maintenance the deck railing will require over time. Some materials, such as wood, may require regular staining or sealing to protect against weather damage. Other materials, such as aluminum or composite, may require little to no maintenance.
The style of your deck railing should complement the overall design of your home and deck. Determine whether you would prefer pickets and glass panels or pressure-treated wood and black balusters. Keep in mind that with Regal Ideas railing systems, you can mix and match design elements to create a custom solution. If you don’t want to obstruct your view, consider a glass panel or cable railing system. Alternatively, choose a completely frameless system, such as Regal Ideas CrystalRail®, to provide your deck with the best view.
Lyons and Island TIMBER MART recommend Regal Ideas for your railing project. Our helpful staff can help you choose the right solution for your deck railing system that meets your needs, style and budget.