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How to Maximize the Life of Your Deck Railing System

Deck Railings, Deck Safety | September 9, 2022

Deck railing is a vital part of any deck as it helps keep users safe. While it is undoubtedly important to choose the right railing products for your deck, it is also worth knowing how to maximize the life of your deck railing system. This will help you get the most value out of your deck railing solution while optimizing safety and appeal for years to come. As a leading provider of high-quality railing products for all homes, the team at Vista Railing Systems knows how important it is to keep your railing system in good condition. That is why we have compiled a list of tips to help you extend the usable life of your deck railings.

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3 Tips to Maximize the Life of Your Deck Railing System

To ensure lasting safety, durability, and appeal for your deck railing system, consider the following tips:

1. Perform Routine Inspections

To keep your deck railing system in optimal condition, it is worth performing regular inspections around your deck. This will allow you to take note of any instances of wear, rotting wood, loose connection points, or damage to your railing system and correct these issues as needed. Without these inspections, you may not notice these issues until they cause severe damage.

2. Keep Your Deck Clean

While aluminum railing systems are designed to require minimal maintenance over time, this does not mean that you should neglect cleaning. This is especially true for glass railing systems, as they will need to be cleaned regularly to prevent smudges or dirt from building up and obscuring visibility. The main reason to keep your deck clean is to ensure that the wood around each post is not damaged by severe weather, spilled liquids, or dropped items, as this can reduce the integrity of the railing system.

3. Ensure That the System is Installed Correctly

While some deck railing systems are designed for easy installation, there is still room for user error if sufficient precautions are not taken. If you notice that your railing system is extremely wobbly or can be easily moved after it has been set up, it was likely installed incorrectly. Improper installation can drastically reduce the maximum life of your deck railing system. That is why it is crucial to take the time to fully read or watch installation guides for your chosen railing product. If you are still unsure of how to install your railing system after reading or watching installation instructions, it may be worth hiring a professional to ensure that the job is done right.

To learn more about railing maintenance or for assistance choosing the perfect product for your needs, get in touch with the experts at Vista Railing Systems. We can be reached by call or text at 1-800-667-8247 and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our products.