Accessorize Your Deck Railing with Style
Posted 16 April 2009 1:59 PM by firstname.lastname@example.org
Deck railing accessories come in an array of eye-catching materials and styles, making it easier than ever to design or upgrade your deck railing system. Enhancing the look of your wood railing or composite railing with these accessories will increase the charm and functionality of your deck and outdoor living area. With so many ornamental post caps, decorative balusters and other add-ons, you'll be able to customize your railing system to match your taste while complementing your home's architectural style.
The latest trend is to add ornamental lighting with post caps. Post cap lights highlight the posts at the top and bottom of stairways or deck entrances, or mark the perimeter of a deck. Solar post caps require no wiring and give off ambient light that's not overpowering. In most cases, railing upgrades are easy to make. Installing post caps can be as simple as adding some adhesive to the post caps and securing it directly to the post. Some post caps are built specifically for composite deck posts, so you'll want to check with the manufacturer to see what options are available and install according to their specifications.
Installing maintenance free powder coated aluminum baluster on your deck railing system is another way to add creative flair, but will take a bit more time to install, especially if you'll be retrofitting a current railing system. Deckorators® aluminum deck railing balusters are available in several colors and designs and come with a lifetime warranty on the finish.
Adding ornamental glass balusters is also a unique idea if you desire an unobstructed view to a pool or lake, or if you just want to enjoy a scenic setting.