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Deck Railing Designs

Updated: Apr 6

Over the last decade, the deck industry has developed a huge variety of attractive rail systems. Your deck rails will be one of the most visible features of your deck, it is very important to choose a rail design that complements your decking material, style, and the color scheme of your house. As a customer, the market poses us with many choices of colors, styles, and accessories to provide a great amount of flexibility in design. Railing systems are quite often built from composite or metal, both of which offer advantages such as being low maintenance and being able to weather the forces of nature more effectively. Glass railings and cable are very attractive as they preserve views. Deck rails can vary greatly in price starting from $15 per foot for a standard pressure-treated wood rail to over $125 dollars per linear foot for a manufactured glass railing system.


Railings are a very important part of your deck design feature with it being the first thing that you view from a distance as these are quite literally protruding vertically and bordering your deck. It is recommended to spend some time researching what options are available and allowing some room in your budget for a railing that suits your taste. Most railing systems are sold entirely as kits and are fairly easy to install. You can find out more information about how each specific system can be installed or you can ask your local supplier which will assist you in pricing, planning, and ordering your materials by clicking on the links below.


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Fortress Railing Balusters


These are a great choice for making your deck unique. Simply speaking these are designer aluminum deck railing balusters that are very easy to install, are affordable, and look very beautiful. These are prefabricated and can be installed on any kind of decking. Fortress railing balusters pair very well with composite and stone deck tiles. Unlike wooden railings, Aluminum railings do not need to have the back-breaking labor of staining a wood deck by painting all the surfaces of the rail as aluminum does not need to be stained or painted. Aluminum is also very resilient when it comes to weathering the forces of nature. Aluminum is lightweight so it won't put any extra weight on your deck besides that aluminum also does not rust or get discolored with too much sunshine.


Baroque Style Balusters


You can give your deck a classical European look for a fraction of the price by using baroque style balusters. These are available in a wide range of materials from wrought iron to aluminum opening a wide range of material choices and feels for what you may require. Quite like fortress railing, these are very resilient when it comes to weathering the forces of nature and these do not require to be painted or stained, saving you from that work. These are available in white, bronze, and black for 36” and 42” high guardrails.


Deckorators Classic Balusters


You can add some style to your deck by using aluminum deck railing balusters. There are several styles and colors to choose from, including classic, baroque, arc, estate, and traditional. You can easily install these railings, and they will keep your deck looking beautiful for years to come. Good railings are essential for a beautiful deck.


Powder-coated aluminum or steel balusters are a cost-effective way to give your deck some style. These pickets and balusters are normally sold in boxes of ten and come with mounting hardware that is simple to install. Round, square, flat, and baroque are just some of the color and style options. Metal pickets or balusters are typically used on wood railings, but they can also be used on low-maintenance railings.


Fortress Pureview Glass


View the world from a new perspective. Display your yard and landscaping with three unique shades of shatterproof glass (clear, bronze, and smoke) for 36" and 42" rails. These pair very well with white or gray grainy stone tile decks for extra aesthetics as these have a very peculiar modernist aesthetic.


Glass cable and railing systems are a very good choice for a deck with a view. Both systems are very practical, sleek, and modern looking. Glass railings can easily be installed within an aluminum rail frame. Tempered glass is also shatter-resistant and has a polished edge for safety. Glass is also available in several shades such as clear, gray, and bronze tints. Stainless steel cable rails are very easy to install and provide a very cool industrial aesthetic to your deck.


More and more people are choosing low-maintenance materials. Each company's composite decking and vinyl decking line is designed to coordinate with its composite railing systems. Installed between four-by-four rail posts that are covered with post sleeves, these systems are generally sold in easy-to-install 6' and 8' kits. Aluminum railing systems can be found in a variety of colors and styles. These systems can be found at competitive prices, are easy to install, and cool to the touch.


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