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Deck Railing Options

Deck railings add curb appeal, value, security, and style. Choose the deck railing that complements your outdoor walls and landscaping motif and you'll like the affect. Today's wood, metal, and synthetic railing products offer homeowners the largest selection ever. It pays to get the best product for your money in a design that suits your budget as well as one that has a great look and has lasting value.

A continuous line by an uninterrupted top rail traces the line of the railing, creating a division between the deck and yard. Continuous top rails also add water-repelling protection and structural support. Generally speaking, the posts that complement the rails where sections join can make or break the overall appearance--and durability.

Deck Railing Options Make a Difference

Details like post caps draw the eye and, properly spaced in an alternating patter, can make your railing appear longer and more interesting to the eye. Look at samples and determine the deck railing options that make the most sense to you. The use of pickets or wide balusters may only work if you're overall architectural style matches the retro feel.

Here's a look at some attractive touches for deck railings:

  • Wide Metal Chrome Or Composite Railings: Modern look, clean and lean, durable. Rounded shapes foster sense of security.
  • Narrow Cast Iron Deck Railings: Historical touches, country veranda feel, complements masonry work.
  • Tempered Glass Inserts: See-through quality while protecting residents from winds. Perfect for people who barbecue in changing weather conditions.

Look for railing products made of materials that match your climate, home style, and deck design.

Aluminum rails have coated paint to match your deck but colors may be limited. Aluminim is strong, but must be surface mounted on the deck. Composite railings provide more color options and are easy to maintain. Vinyl may be an inexpensive alternative to wood or metal, but it generally requires greater reinforcement.

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Designing a Deck

Designing a Deck
A deck is a popular home improvement that not only adds to the value of your home, but also provides an extra space for enjoying the outdoors. You'll want to carefully consider the design elements that go into your deck. You must think of a deck as a new addition to your house (like a room), one in which you are planning specific use of.

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Pressure Washing Your Deck

Pressure Washing Your Deck
The easiest, most effective way of cleaning dirty, grimy surfaces is with a pressure washer. They are specially designed to remove built-up mold, mildew, dirt and grime and to restore surfaces to like-new condition in a fraction of the time it would take by hand. Pressure washers come in a variety of styles, sizes and additional attachments that can be used for more than just cleaning your deck.

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Working With Deck Builders

Working With Deck Builders
Having a deck installed offers one perk that most home improvements don’t offer. Due to the fact that the addition is outside, you won’t have to interrupt your daily life to accommodate to the installation. You won’t have contractors and materials all over your house and you will not be losing electricity or water at any given point.

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