Types of Railing

A wood deck railing

Wood
Pressure-treated wood is the most economical railing choice, but there are a variety of other wood types available, including cedar (which contains a natural preservative). Wood can be stained to a shade that matches or complements your deck.

A vinyl deck railing
Vinyl
Vinyl is a low-maintenance material known for its strength and durability. It has a slightly glossier finish than wood or composite and is available in white for a classic, airy railing look.

An aluminum deck railing
Aluminum
Aluminum is sturdy, lightweight and low-maintenance with a durable powder-coated paint finish. These types of railings come in black or white and mix well with other materials.

A composite deck railing
Composite
Composite is a material that mimics the look of wood, but won’t splinter, crack, warp or rot. It comes in a wide variety of colours and requires only cleaning for maintenance.

A glass panelled deck railing
Glass Panels
Glass panels can be used instead of balusters (the vertical connectors between rails) for decks with a view or in yards where privacy is not an issue. These types of panels provide a modern look and coordinate well with vinyl or aluminum.

 

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