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THE KEY TO DECK STYLE

The function of railings is to provide safety and privacy, but they also let you customize the look of your deck and create a lasting impression. The Home Depot has an extensive selection of deck railings, so you can be sure to find one that meets both your style and practical needs.

RAILING CONSIDERATIONS

Before you buy, take the time to consider the following questions:

Are there building codes in my area?
Make sure you check municipal bylaws for building regulations as they vary by region and will determine the minimum required height of your railing.

How do I pick the best style of railing for my deck?
It’s really about personal taste. Do you want a material that matches your deck exactly or one that adds contrast? Do you prefer a simple look or a more decorative style? Do you want the privacy of a closed railing or the unblocked view an open style provides? Answering these questions, along with using the style and trimwork of your house as a guideline, will help you choose a railing that’s right for you.

How do I install railings?

Whatever material you choose, railings carried at The Home Depot are designed to be installed as a DIY project. To get started, measure how much railing you’ll need for your deck. After purchasing product, simply follow the step-by-step instructions for assembly, which requires fitting together the main railing components (posts, rails and balusters). Stair railing kits are also available in-store.