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Deck Railing Ideas and Materials

Deck railings are an integral aspect of any deck’s aesthetic, not to mention a necessary safety feature for stairs and other elevated platforms. Railings can make or break a deck, and whether you’re planning the railings for a fresh new deck design or replacing railings that aren’t in excellent condition or look really old, there are many attractive options to choose from.

At Billy Deck & Patios LLC, we’re committed to creating customized outdoor spaces that align with our client’s lifestyles. Below, you’ll find some deck railing ideas to spruce up your decking.

Wood Deck Railing

The traditional, reliable option for deck railings is wood. Wood railings are available in a wide range of price points, styles, and patterns. The advantage of wood is that it is simple to locate and, hence, simple to replace, but it requires the greatest upkeep of all the deck railing materials.


Cable Deck Railing / Wire Deck Railing

One of the most popular upgrades to decks right now is the installation of cable or wire railings. They are yet another fantastic method to widen the perspective and give the area a sleek, contemporary feel. To maintain the cables taut and level, stainless steel cables are threaded into poles made of composite, wood, or aluminum. For the look to be effective, the tension on the wire must be kept up, but this is simply managed by a turnbuckle that is covertly placed at an end corner.


Aluminum Deck Railing

Metal railings are commonly used with composite or wooden decks. Most frequently, aluminum or steel spindles are used in lieu of wood balusters to create metal deck railings. Although steel can rust, metal is another low-maintenance option, and the spindles can be spray painted if you want to change their color.


Composite Deck Railing

Composite deck railings have the appearance of painted wood railings, but they are built to last much longer. The material doesn’t need to be painted over or stained, thus maintenance is simple. It is also highly resistant to the effects of weather, which means that you do not need to be concerned about it rotting, warping, or splintering.




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