Deck Railing Design Ideas What You Need To Know Before Building A Deck

Materials and Construction Basics

Building a Deck

Adding a deck to your home can increase its value and outdoor living space. Research the basic components, limitations of your backyard, and material costs before meeting with a professional contractor. Get at least three estimates from licensed and insured contractors who visit your home to provide accurate measurements and assess any obstacles for layout. If building yourself, research local building codes and obtain necessary permits and inspections to avoid future issues with insurance claims or selling the home.

Deck Railing Design Ideas

When designing your deck, the railing is an important consideration for safety, privacy, and style. Choose whether you want it to stand out or blend in with your surroundings. Options include wood, metal, vinyl, glass, or cable rails. Consider maintenance, as wood will require regular staining and sealing. Check local building codes for height and spacing requirements for any deck or porch over 30 inches above ground. Follow codes for open-rail systems and baluster spacing.

Steel Railing

Rainier cable railing system by AGS Stainless features a modern, linear look designed to last a lifetime. Thin, stainless steel cable infill provides a highly durable, low-maintenance solution that is ideal for stairways, balconies, and outdoor deck areas.

Rainier features one-piece posts that are unique to AGS Stainless and can be paired with a wide array of top rail options to deliver a fully-customized, high-end look.