The railings you choose for your deck can have a major impact on the overall experience you have with it. Railings aren’t just functional, they also lend themselves to your backyard’s style. Let’s look at some of the railing options available, and the pros and cons of each.
Composite railings are a great option for composite decks such as Trex. These railings look and feel like wood but are made out of a composite material that won’t break down or weather like traditional wood does. When working with a composite deck these railings are easy to match to your deck for a seamless look and you won’t have to worry about them wearing later or sooner than the rest of your deck.
Vinyl railings are another great option for many decks, especially if you want a contrasting white railing to your wood stained deck. Vinyl is long lasting and lightweight, making it durable and easy to work with. Vinyl also won’t lose its bright white color over time and is very easy to clean so it is low maintenance.
In addition to composite and vinyl railings, wood railings are also very popular. Wooden railings offer a natural experience for your deck that may play into a rustic design vocabulary. Though they may not last as long as the other options available, they do offer affordability. If you have a pressure treated lumber deck, a wood railing will fit right in.
Metal railings are a great option for many homeowners and are available in several colors. Aluminum railings are extremely durable and available in a variety of styles. They’ll fit best with contemporary designs.
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What type of railing you choose for your deck is largely dependent on the style of your deck, the material of your deck, and your overall budget. Each type of railing material has its own pros and cons so which you choose is really a matter of personal preference.
At North American Deck & Patio we pride ourselves on making beautiful decks for our customers. If you are in need of an Annapolis decking company give us a call today to discuss your design, we’d love to help you get started!