Wood railing is the most standard and cost effective for wooden decks. Wood railing isn't maintenance free. Staining or sealing is required every 2 years to insure the quailty and beauty of the product.

aluminum railing


Available in picket and glass styles to suit your exact style requirements. Available in privacy walls/windbreaks and easily adaptable to custom requests
Durable, power-coated finish

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Perfect for decks, porches, or as handrails for stairs, we offer a variety of distinctive styles and colors to ensure a match with your home improvement project. Vinyl installed on any typical wood or concrete.



Composite railings may cost more but it offers a low maintenance. Composites reflect the beauty of natural and exotic hardwoods, complete with subtle streaking and varied wood grain patterns.


The typical wood railing is generally built from pressure treated lumber. Posts on a deck are also typically pressure treated wood and standard sizes are 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8. These posts give structural support to the railing assembly and are the most critical part for the safety of the guard rail assembly. In between the posts, two 2x4s are attached to the posts with screws for the best connection. The lower board is placed 3.5" from the top of the finish deck to the bottom of the board. The top board is placed with the top at 35" from the deck. Then the vertical 2x2 pressure treated wood balusters are installed spaced regularly every 3.5". Then a 2x6 is installed horizontally across the top of the posts and to 2x4. The 2x6 should be fastened with screws to the posts and 2x4 boards for the most rigidity.

Unfortunately, standard deck railing needs quite a bit of maintenance. This particular type of railing will require extensive staining treatments every year and even then, there are no guarantees that the wood won’t begin to rot once inclement weather begins to wear away the staining. Standard deck railings often have to be replaced after just a few short years.



Aluminum is Easily Adjustable

If the fence or railing you are putting up is going to be located somewhere with an uneven slope, this might limit your ability to use certain types of materials. Wrought iron, for example, isn't known to be great at bending. But aluminum fencing can be easily adjusted any way you like to ensure that it will fit your landscape. This will help prevent any gaps or other awkward situations when it's time for the installation.

Very Low Maintenance

Most aluminum fencing can last for decades with very little ongoing maintenance. Yes, you'll likely need to spray the hose on it and wipe it down every once in a while, but you don't need to repaint it like you would with wood or worry about rust like you might with iron. Simply install the fence or railing and then get on with your life.

Aluminum Can Help You Go Green

If you are conscious about the environment, aluminum is a great choice not just for your fence or railing but for just about any other project around the house as well. First, it's relatively easy to source your aluminum from recycled materials if desired. Second, that "low maintenance" feature that was just discussed also means that you won't have to worry about getting rid of excess paint in a safe manner every year because you won't need any. Finally, if the day comes when you decide to take down your fence or railing, it will be very easy to get the aluminum recycled so it can be used again for another project.



Vinyl is built to last. Although it’s not as heavy as wrought iron or steel, vinyl is surprisingly strong and durable. In fact, it’s approximately five times stronger than wood! Plus, unlike wood, you won’t have to worry about it rusting, decomposing, blistering, rotting, peeling, or falling prey to pests. Decades down the line, your vinyl railing will still be beautiful. In addition, because vinyl railings consist of hollow pieces, some use aluminum-reinforced frames for added durability. The manufacturing process for vinyl railings does vary slightly from company to company, so be sure to assess your options carefully. In addition, review the products’ warranties for protection and peace of mind.

Don’t want to be bothered with railing maintenance? Vinyl might be the perfect choice for you. The color won’t fade, and the railing doesn’t require any staining, sealing, or painting. The only maintenance you can expect is a little cleaning, which can easily be accomplished with a hose and rag. Especially when compared to wood railings (which can require power washing, staining, sealing, painting, and more), vinyl is a walk in the park. Of all the benefits of vinyl railing, this may be the most appreciated.

Vinyl is an affordable and cost-efficient railing choice. Although some other materials (like wood) are typically cheaper than vinyl at the onset, they usually cost more than vinyl in the long run due to vinyl’s long lifespan and limited maintenance requirements. Due to its strength, your railing won’t need to be replaced for many years. Plus, because of its quick and easy installation, vinyl can be installed at a relatively low price. Finally, wood requires more maintenance, which costs more money (in the form of stains, paints, sealants, etc.) and may cause stress and frustration.

Vinyl railings


Here are five key advantages of using composite decking:

* Durability: Composite decking is designed for maximum durability. It resists fading, staining, scratching and mold, and won’t rot, crack or warp. It’s also insect-proof and splinter-free, making it safer and more comfortable for families with kids and pets.

* Low-maintenance: With composite decking, you never need to worry about sanding, staining or painting. Just an occasional soap-and-water cleaning is all that’s needed to maintain stability and beauty for decades. Trex decking even comes with a 25-year Fade and Stain Warranty, ensuring that it will continue to look and perform as well as the first day it was installed.

* Aesthetics: Featuring high-definition wood grain patterns and rich, saturated colors, composite decking looks and feels more natural than ever before. Color options range from deep earth tones to spicy reds and pristine greys, including tropically-inspired boards that feature the distinct streaked look of exotic hardwoods. In addition to the range of decking looks available, homeowners also can find a wide selection of composite accessories, such as railings, stairs, gates, pergolas and furniture, to create a truly customized outdoor space.

* Sustainability: Composite decking provides the look and feel of wood without the environmental impact. The deck boards are made using recycled content, including reclaimed industrial wood scraps and recycled plastic from common items such as shopping bags and newspaper sleeves.

* Value: Although the initial cost of composite decking can be higher, when you factor in the cost of ongoing maintenance required with a wood deck, a composite deck can end up paying for itself in well under 10 years.