While you may put a lot of care into choosing the decking materials that provide the floor of your deck, deck railings add just as much of an aesthetic touch. In fact, from most vantage points and when viewed from a distance, deck railings are the first thing you see. With that in mind, the railing you choose defines the look and style of your deck.
Handrails are not only attractive architectural features, but they also serve as boundaries to keep you, children and pets safe and secure. They can also be a vital component of maintaining your property’s accessibility.
If you are seeking a beautiful deck railing that enhances your house’s design, we’ll find a railing for you that complements your deck, your style and your way of life.
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Different Types of handrails
Traditional wood Railings
These railings are often the least expensive choice and most popular with new homebuilders or those trying to embrace the natural wood look. These can be made of classic poplar, pine, cedar, pressure treated or redwood and have a basic railing design.
Custom Wood rail
Custom wood railings are made from specialty wood types and come in any size or shape imaginable. Depending on their intricate bevels and design, they will require a specialized carpenter to fabricate and install them. These railings frequently go well with more expensive decking or delicate timbers that offer longevity and richness, like red heart cedar, old age redwood, or mahogany.
Aluminum/metal powder coated railings are probably the most common in the Calgary market due to their long-lasting, weather-resistant, warranty products. They is a simple method to give your deck some character. They also have a wide variety of options from picket to glass and can be mounted to fit your deck design. This deck railing is sturdy and fashionable, less work to maintain, and affordable for most.
Composite Deck Railings
Composite deck railings are exceptionally weather-resistant and require no upkeep because they are built from a combination of wood and plastic scraps. Since they can tolerate continual outdoor exposure and repel water, composite rails require no maintenance. While being more weather-resistant, it performs a decent job of being a convincing wood knockoff.
railing material pros and cons
Used to Build Calgary Deck Railings
Depending on the view from your deck and from inside your house, you may want a railing you can look through with minimal obstruction, or you may prefer a more solid railing that calls attention to itself. Before you choose what railing material you want installed on your deck, here are some things to consider.