The Perfect Railing for Your Deck

Posted 10 June 2019 1:35 PM by Jase DeBoer

After you’ve made your decision on the decking color and material you want for your deck, it’s time to start thinking about the next step: railing. The railing that you choose to install on your new deck is an important choice. Railing is something that will always be in plain sight, and you won’t want to overlook the significance of choosing the right railing system.

With a broad array of railing colors and styles to choose from, the process of selecting the perfect railing can be overwhelming. However, we are here to offer some suggestions to ensure that you end up with the perfect railing for your outdoor space.

What type of experience do you want while enjoying your deck?
One essential thing to consider when choosing a railing system is the mood you want to set or the type of experience you're looking to have while on your deck. Do you want it to feel Zen-like, Nautical, Rustic, or Modern?

  • Softer or more neutral colors can convey a soothing Zen-like feel to your outdoor space.
  • Silvers, whites, and stainless steel invite a more modern or nautical feel.
  • Darker shades can feel more rustic and pair well with a backyard garden.

By establishing a theme, you can easily bring in the ideal aesthetic to your outdoor space. 

Which railing will best complement your view?
Depending on your existing landscape, you may not want to disrupt the picturesque scene right outside your back door.

ALX Contemporary Cable Railing is a great option for keeping the visibility open from your deck. The combination of stainless steel posts, spacers, and cable wiring gives the appearance of simple clean lines. Cable railing is often popular for beachfront homes due to its nautical look, but it looks great in any outdoor space.
SLX Cable Railing

Aluminum railing is great if you’re looking for a railing system that won't require a lot of maintenance. ALX Contemporary is made of heavy-gauge aluminum with an anodized finish that adds a sleek and modern appearance. This contemporary railing pairs well with a forest view or backyard with a lot of greenery.
ALX Contemporary Railing

Railing not only provides safety and functionality but acts as a beautiful architectural addition to your outdoor space. No matter what type of railing system you’re looking for, we have you covered with a range of railing products.