Deck railings is a huge topic to discuss. But almost every deck needs some kind of railing system. So 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 to choose from.
Let's discuss what you need to know 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.
RAILING & POST IDEAs
Try a continuous cap rail, or posts above the cap rail, or varying post dimensions to provide visual interest and balance.
DESIGN TIPS EXPLAINED
A few quick design suggestions to create the appearance and feel that best suits you and your home.
PLAY WITH BALUSTER DESIGNS FOR UNIQUE INFILL LOOKS
Common 2x2 baluster designs make up a big part of backyard decks. Here is how to mix and match designs to get more visual interest from a common 2x2 wood picket railing.