Wednesday, March 22, 2017

3 Materials You Should be Considering for Your Deck Railings

Approximately 64% of homeowners upgrading their outdoor spaces tend to focus on the backyard and its fixtures. One of the most common upgrades in the backyard is a deck or a patio. But there's one thing that people often underestimate when it comes to deck design: railings.

Cable deck railings are not only an important safety feature on a deck, they can be an excellent design statement. But it takes knowing what materials are available and what would look best to design the best cable handrail system possible. Here are a few options you should be considering.

Metal
Aluminum in particular is a great choice in metal for a wire rail system. It's an incredibly low maintenance metal and it looks beautiful no matter what material it's paired with. Cable railing posts made from this material will offer a sleek, modern finish to any deck or patio. This is an especially great choice for commercial buildings such as restaurants with outdoor seating areas, as it will provide a low maintenance, low cost alternative to other materials that you may have thought about using.

Glass
Glass railings, especially those made up of seamless, large glass panes, are best used if you really want to showcase a spectacular view. If you want to design rail for coastal or mountainous regions with amazing scenery, this is the way that you need to do it. They're fairly low maintenance, but the glass does need to be cleaned more often than other materials for deck railings would be. In addition, these panes are expensive to install, so make sure they're exactly what you want!

Wood
Wood railings work very well with wooden decks, especially if you enjoy a natural-looking aesthetic. But be warned: wood railings don't look seamless when they're placed next to synthetic materials like vinyl. Wood, while it does require a fair amount of work to maintain and install, is still a go-to for many home and business owners because of the aesthetic appeal.

Whether you're installing a wire rail system or a wooden railing, these are certainly some excellent options to choose from in terms of materials.

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