What Are Your Options For Deck Railings Today?
How To Plan, Design, Build or Buy The Right Deck Railings
With more and more new materials, systems, construction methods and building code concerns, there's a lot riding on your choices.
Do you build your own? If so what are the best ways?
What about composite, aluminum, vinyl, or glass options?
There is much more than wood railing to choose from.
These are your practical considerations.
I will share with you virtually all there is to learn so you can build, and design yourself - or hire the right contractor so you can experience the visual and physical impact of a beautiful secure railing that accentuates your home.
Choose from these two topic groups that cover virtually every aspect of deck railing possibilities.
Style - Design - Materials
Design Tips Explained
A few quick suggestions to create the appearance and feel that best suits you and your home. More...
Some helpful building ideas for the most common material.
Composite systems work a bit differently but are durable and beautiful options today. More...
These rail systems are more like a skin that covers the structural members underneath.
A cable rail system offers exceptional views and a unique contemporary flare.
Full sectional glass panels or 6" vertical spaced panels for aluminum and wood rails.
Imagine the best of wood, aluminum and glass. It's possible today.
Building - Construction
Height & Spacing
Continuous rail, intermitting posts, different post sizes provide visual interest and balance.Learn more...
Load & Strength
A few quick suggestions to create the appearance and feel that best suits you and your home.
See how to securely attach wood posts into framing for practically any situation. Learn more...
Surface Mounting Posts
Setting posts into framing may not be possible or desirable in some cases.
Baluster Quantity Calculator
Quickly figure out how many balusters you need for you job. Learn more...
What Kind of Deck Railings Will You Build?
There is a railing for every budget, skill level and taste.
We've discussed a lot of topics about building deck railings.
You should feel pretty confident about what it takes to get the job done, make it look nice and last a long time.
But just in case there is something else you are looking for, there's more.
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If there are any new deck materials not discussed that you would like us to look into please contact us.