“Cedar railings” are a classic west coast style that adds a simple beauty to your deck. This deck has a waterproof vinyl decking on it so we fastened the railings on the outside fascia boards in order to avoid having any penetrations in the deck surface. For cedar railings we use clear cedar for the posts, top rail and pickets. This ensures that the structural strength is not compromised by any knots in the wood. When designing a cedar railing its important to remember that the railings not only have to look attractive but most importantly have to be safe for everyone using the deck.
Designing a Cedar Railing
When starting to finalize the design of your cedar railing there are many different styles that we can use for your deck. We have a large variety of drawings done so you can pick the style that will compliment your deck. When we start building your deck it’s important to have the proper amount of backing in the framing so that when the railings are attached they are rigid and able to hold up to the required loads that is stated in the B.C. Building code. We have all of our styles approved by our structural engineer so that you can rest assured the railings meet and exceed the current codes.
Customize your Cedar Railings
One of the great things about cedar railings is the ability to customize them. You can combine the use of cedar and the look of aluminum to have a one of a kind railing system. At Arbutus Sundecks we have done over 5000 decks with railings so there is not much we haven’t seen or done. Contact us for a meeting and we can review all of the different options that you can have for your deck.