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Picket Railings vs. Glass Railings

Aluminum Railings, Glass Railings | January 10, 2023
Picket vs. Glass Railing Systems

With so many high-quality deck railing options on the market, it is difficult to determine which option offers the best balance of quality, value, visibility, and appeal. While it would be easy if there was a single, clear-cut best railing option for every home, the truth is that every homeowner will have better results with certain railing systems over others. As a leading provider of quality railing products, the team at Vista Railing Systems knows how difficult it can be to choose the right solution for your deck. That is why we have provided some information to help you compare our aluminum picket railing systems vs. glass railing systems to help you determine which product is best for your needs, budget, and preferences.

Learn about 3 cost advantages of aluminum railing systems.

Aluminum Picket Railing Systems

Aluminum picket railing systems are available in regular and wide variations, allowing you to choose the ideal option for your aesthetic preferences. Regardless of the option chosen, aluminum picket railing systems offer the following benefits:

  • Premium powder-coated railings that deliver lasting durability in nearly any environment without warping, expanding, or cracking.
  • No paint or stain is required for aluminum picket railing systems, allowing you to spend less time maintaining your deck railing and more time enjoying your view.
  • Fast and simple installation by utilizing fewer components and fewer tools. This allows for a professional fit and finish without needing to hire a professional, saving you time and money without compromising quality.
  • A variety of colour options allows you to choose the perfect solution for your siding, deck materials, and other exterior elements of your home.

Glass Railing Systems

Glass railing systems are available in framed and frameless variations, allowing you to select the ideal product for your needs. Regardless of your preference, you can expect the following benefits with a glass railing system:

  • A combination of durable tempered glass panels and powder-coated aluminum frames provide lasting durability and safety for your deck. This combination also provides a contemporary appearance that looks great for nearly every home.
  • Glass panels offer exceptional visibility, allowing you to enjoy your view without any obstructions. This is especially true for frameless glass railing systems, as the lack of top and bottom railings provides enhanced visibility.
  • Minimal maintenance and repair requirements over time. While glass panels will need to be cleaned every few months to maintain optimal visibility, this is the only cleaning that will be required over time.
  • An intelligent design allows for a streamlined and efficient assembly process, saving you time and money without compromising quality or safety.

Since both options offer a combination of lasting durability, easy installation, and modern appeal, the best choice for your home will likely come down to your aesthetic preferences and other factors. For example, glass railing systems offer additional visibility at a higher cost and increased cleaning requirements when compared to picket railing systems.

To learn more about our aluminum railing systems or for assistance choosing the right option for your home, get in touch with our team. Vista Railing Systems can be reached at 1-800-667-8247 by phone or text and will be happy to help you choose the perfect solution for your needs.