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How to Choose the Right Railing for Your Deck

Deck Railings | November 14, 2019
How to choose the right railing for your deck

Knowing some simple tips on how to choose the right railing for your deck will help you make an informed decision before making a purchase. At Vista Railings, we want to help you select the best railing for your particular wants and needs. That is why we offer a wide selection of different railing products to choose from.

Tips for Choosing the Right Deck Railing

In order to select the best type of railing for your deck, you should:

1. Decide on a Deck Railing Material, Colour & Style

When it comes to choosing the right railing for your deck, it is important to ensure that the railing is made from materials that are aesthetically pleasing, stylistically appropriate, and built to last. Consider selecting railings that are also available in a range of different colours and styles so that you can create a finished deck space with a seamless design.

Some of the different deck railing materials that you can choose from include:

  • Wood—Offers a traditional look and an easy-to-work with appeal, as wood can often be customized to match any type of deck.
  • Aluminum—Provides a durable and easy-to-maintain surface and is available in a selection of different designs.
  • Glass—The perfect choice for providing both safety and unobstructed views.

2. Determine Local Building Codes

Since local building codes can vary depending on the area you live in, it is always a good idea to find out what building codes and regulations your neighbourhood has in place for the proper construction of deck railings. These regulations can cover everything from how high the deck has to be from the ground to how tall the railings have to be and how far apart the rails can be.

3. Consider Your Budget

Before getting your heart set on a specific material and look for your deck railings, make sure to consider your overall budget. Since deck railings are available in a wide selection of different materials and designs, it is important to be aware of the fact that railings also come in a wide range of different prices.

4. Talk to an Expert

If you are unsure about what type of railing will work best for your deck, talk to an expert and make sure to ask lots of questions. Doing so can help alleviate any concerns that you might have in terms of safety and can also help ensure that you comply with all codes and regulations.

If you would like to learn more about how to choose the right railing for your deck, or if you are interested in one of our railing products, please contact Vista Railings at 1-800-667-8247. Our team would love to help you find the best railing products for your deck.