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How to Select the Right Railing System for Your Deck

How to Select The Right Deck Railings

Without a railing system, a deck would simply be an empty and unsafe platform. That is why it is crucial to know how to select the right railing system for your deck. As a leading provider of aluminum railing solutions for decks and outdoor living spaces of all sizes, the team at Vista Railing Systems knows how difficult it can be to choose the right solution for your needs. That is why we have compiled a list of important factors to consider before choosing a railing system to help you make an informed purchase and ensure that you are happy with the product(s) you select.

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4 Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Deck Railing System

Before selecting a deck railing system, it is worth considering the following factors:

1. Safety Regulations

As an elevated living space, decks are subject to stringent safety standards and regulations. Before you select a railing system, you should know and understand these safety standards and building code regulations. This will ensure that you are only selecting a railing system that complies with your applicable safety regulations, keeping your outdoor space safe for years to come.

2. The Appearance/Style of Your Home

While some railing systems are designed to look great with any type of siding or other exterior home elements, others can clash with certain colours or materials. To ensure a seamless addition to your home, be sure to note the colour and materials of your siding, trim, doors, and other elements. This will help you determine which railing material and colour is best for your needs. For example, if you are looking to compliment dark wooden siding, textured black aluminum picket railings might look better than gloss white. Alternatively, if you have white siding and trim, you may opt for gloss white picket railings or a frameless glass system to maintain the bright appearance of your home.

3. Your Budget

Certain railing materials are more expensive than others. This means that you will need to determine your budget to see which materials fall within your price range. For example, aluminum picket railing systems generally cost less than glass railing systems. Certain colour options may also cost more than others, so it is important to keep this in mind before making a final decision.

4. Your Preferences

In addition to the factors listed above, it is crucial for you to consider your preferences before making a final decision. Black can be a popular choice because our eye tends to look past black to the vista beyond the railing. Conversely, if you do not like dark colours for your home, then a black aluminum picket railing system may not be the right choice. In addition to colour and aesthetic preferences, it is important to consider how you want your deck to feel. If you want your deck to stay cool during summer while allowing for optimal views, you may opt for a cable railing system over a glass railing system.

To learn more about our selection of aluminum railing systems, 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 for your needs.