5 Types of Deck Railings You Will Love

If you’re thinking about redoing your deck, be careful not to overlook the railings. The rails tie the whole space together and add the perfect finishing touch. And while the primary purpose of railings is safety, they can also create a beautiful statement piece. Gain some inspiration with these five types of deck railings.

Glass or “Invisible” Deck Railings

invisible deck railings

If you have stunning views outside of your home, see them clearly with invisible railings. Image Source: Deckorators

If your back deck has a beautiful view, why cover it up? Glass railings are just as sturdy and safe as wooden or metal railings, but they allow you to enjoy the view uninterrupted. This style is especially popular for homes along Maryland’s coast. Moreover, homeowners can relax on the deck with a clear, breathtaking view of the water.

Glass deck railings also lend a more luxurious, sleek and modern look to your home. For example, consider installing ones like the Deckorators SLX InvisiRail glass railing system for an instant upgrade.

Weather-Treated Deck Railings

When it comes to investing in a new deck, you want to make sure you choose materials that will last. If you didn’t know, not all railings are made to resist the elements. In fact, unless wooden railings are specially treated, they can warp and crack over time. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself having to replace the railing all over again.

Friel Lumber carries high-quality materials from trusted brands, like Deckorators, Endurance, Fairway and many more. All of our wood products are treated to resist weather over time and keep them looking good as new. Further, the deck railings are even built to withstand decay and termites, offering homeowners and project managers peace of mind in any season.

Black Deck Railings

black deck railings

Add a touch of sophistication and individuality to your deck with black railings. Image Source: Pinterest

When you picture deck railings, you probably think about white or brown wood. But, black deck railings are another sleek, stylish choice. The color offers the perfect contrast to homes with light-colored siding and decking. Not to mention, dark railings often look cleaner.

To get your own black deck railing, select a wooden or composite rail in a dark finish. That way, you will still have that classic look but with a more sophisticated touch. Also, you can select a railing made from metal, like aluminum or iron, to achieve the same look.

Classic Railings

Sometimes a classic deck railing is all you need. This type looks great on virtually any home. Simply select high-quality materials and the perfect color to match your deck. The simple design of these deck railings offers a timeless look. Plus, you can always dress it up with statement post caps. Look for post caps with intricate craftsmanship and built-in lights to make the space shine.

Deck Railings with Bold Designs

Chippendale patterned railings offer an eye-catching and intricate element to your home. Image Source: Porch Co.

The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to deck railings. Installing a new one gives you the opportunity to explore bold designs and styles. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Horizontal railing
  • Sunburst
  • Chippendale
  • Intricate barristers
  • Lattice
  • Interlocking patterns
  • Curved

Interested in a particular type of deck railing? Ask your contractor about securing the perfect style for you and your home. Once the project is complete, you should be able to show off your new deck with confidence. And, with a beautiful deck railing to match, it’s sure to leave a great impression.

For even more styles and types of deck railings, check out everything that Friel Lumber has to offer. We have a diverse selection of high-quality materials treated to withstand the elements. For questions, get in touch with us today.

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