Your choice in deck railings should be based on several factors. These factors include style, colour, safety, privacy, and function. When you take into account each of these areas, you will find that you select the perfect railings for your deck.
Selecting The Style Of Your Railings
Working closely with the rep from your decking company, you will need to select a style of railing for your deck. There are many different options to select from, including totally enclosed panels or topless glass panels. Your choice should be based on the desired effect you wish to have on your exterior décor, as well as the practicality of the choice. Our reps here at Arbutus Sundecks can present you with many design options to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your choice.
Selecting The Colour Of Your Aluminum Railings
At this time, there are 10 standard colours and 35 diamond architectural colours available for your aluminum posts on your deck. Custom colours are also available if required. Selecting a colour scheme for your deck will enhance the beauty of the deck and allow it to easily match the exterior of your home. These colours are made as part of the aluminum, so home owners will not have to worry about flaking or peeling of paint. This type of material helps the deck railings look sharp for many years.
Safety Considerations For Your Deck Railings
There are several considerations for your railings when it comes to safety. Based on need, you may require additional posts in your railings to add support. Family needs may require that you use a thicker glass pane or an extended height. House construction may require that you use specific types of supports to protect the home and increase safety for the deck. It is very important that you work with a company like Arbutus Sundecks that understands all of these safety concerns.
Protecting Your Privacy With Privacy Panes
Privacy is often an issue for those who are putting in a deck or patio. Some home owners wish to use this outdoor space for private relaxation. There is nothing wrong with this, and there is a solution. Privacy panes can be used in your railings that will not hinder the home owners view, but will keep onlookers from looking in. These custom privacy panels are perfect when additional privacy is required.
Design With Function In Mind
On of the most important things you can do is make sure that your deck is designed with function in mind. What do you plan to use the deck for? Answering that question will ensure that the deck and railings you select will be perfect for your needs.
If you are ready to build the perfect deck for your home, you are encouraged to request a free consultation and estimate from Arbutus Sundecks. Arbutus Sundecks is a leading deck construction company that has been proudly serving the Vancouver area for many years.