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4 Deck Railing Ideas for Your Outdoor Space

Deck Railing Styles, Deck Railings | October 20, 2022

The right deck railing system can completely transform the look and feel of your outdoor space. With so many deck railing systems to choose from and exterior design elements to consider, it can be difficult to determine which railing system is the best fit for your needs and preferences. As a leading provider of quality glass, cable, and aluminum railing systems, the team at Vista Railing Systems knows how impactful a railing system can be on the appearance, comfort, and functionality of a deck. That is why we have compiled a list of 4 deck railing ideas for your outdoor space to help you make an inspired and informed choice for your home.

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4 Ideas to Optimize the Appeal and Comfort of Your Deck

If you want to optimize the appeal and comfort of your deck, consider the following ideas:

1. Strike a Balance Between Privacy and a Clear View

If you live in a busy neighbourhood or simply want some privacy on your deck without eliminating your view, consider using a combination of a high-visibility railing system and privacy panels. This combination can help create a comfortable atmosphere while entertaining guests or spending time with family while allowing you to enjoy the view of your yard or surrounding area. For optimal visibility, consider choosing a frameless glass railing system, cable railing system, or framed glass railing system based on your preferences.

2. Choose Durability and Reliability

While you may be tempted to choose a wooden railing system that matches your deck boards, these systems are far more susceptible to damage over time and require far more maintenance than powder-coated aluminum options. Aluminum railing systems can be used in conjunction with wooden posts or wooden deck materials to create an appealing deck while drastically increasing durability and reducing maintenance requirements. This allows you to spend more time enjoying your space and less time on repairs and upkeep.

3. Add a Drink Rail Adapter for Easier Hosting

Drink rail adapters are a simple and functional accessory that connect a wide flat surface over the top of each railing system. These products allow you, your family, and your guests to relax with a beverage in the morning or cool off in the afternoon with a cold drink. Drink rail adapters accomodate in a variety of materials, allowing you to choose the perfect solution for your aesthetic preferences.

4. Consider Various Colour Options

Aluminum railing systems are available in a variety of colours. While many homeowners choose glossy or textured black railings for an understated look, white, grey, or bronze coloured railings can create a striking outdoor space when paired with certain siding colours or decking materials. Be sure to consider various colour options before making a final decision.

To learn more about our selection of aluminum railing products or for assistance choosing the right products for your preferences, get in touch with the team at Vista Railing Systems. We can be reached by call or text at 1-800-667-8247 and will work with you to determine the perfect solution.