Selecting the Best Deck Railing

One of the most visual components of your new deck is the railing. It serves a dual purpose: function and aesthetics. Therefore, its important to choose the best one- but with all of the options, it can be hard.

The team at Bigfoot Decks in Colorado Springs can help you create the perfect outdoor living space from custom decks to the perfect railing. In this article, we’ll explain the top 5 tips for selecting the best railing for your new deck or deck replacement.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Deck Railing

There are several factors that you should keep in mind when choosing the best railing for your new deck:

  • Materials
  • Cost
  • Color
  • Code Requirements

Top 5 Tips for Deck Railing

The team at Bigfoot Decks wants to make sure that you are happy with your choice of deck railing. Below are a few tips for choosing the best one:

High Quality/Performance and Low Maintenance

The primary purpose of an outdoor living space is to relax and/or entertain guests. If you are spending all of your time maintaining your deck, it’s hard to do that. Therefore, it’s important to choose a railing that is high quality/performance and low maintenance.

Wood offers a classic aesthetic- but must be stained and sealed on a regular basis to avoid rot. Aluminum and composite options, on the other hand, are durable, versatile, and attractive. These options are much easier to maintain.

Show Off Your Personal Style

Custom decks from Bigfoot Decks give you the opportunity to show off your personal style. Choosing the elements of your deck can be fun but overwhelming. You can make it easier by using the following approaches:

  • Coordinate: choose the same color for the decking and the deck railing
  • Contrast: choose a contrasting color for the railing
  • Customize: choose a variety of colors and materials for the various elements of your deck to create a more dramatic and distinctive design

Enhance View/Privacy

Aluminum railing is a great option for those who have a view from their deck. This material offers strength and a minimalistic design that will blend into the background. On the other hand, if you do not have a beautiful view to enjoy, you can enhance privacy by choosing thicker posts/balusters.

Consider Function

One of the most popular trends in outdoor spaces is the cocktail railing. This railing uses a deck board at the perfect height to create a place to hold drinks and/or plates. The boards can be matched to the decking.

Add Lighting

You can increase the beauty and add to the time spent enjoying your outdoor living space by adding lighting to the railing. Lighting can set the mood as well as increase safety and security after dark.

Let Bigfoot Decks Help with Your Outdoor Space

Bigfoot Decks in Colorado Springs offers custom decks and patiosdeck replacementdeck coverings, and more. We can help you create an outdoor living space that meets your needs. Our website offers the ability to request a quote online or you can schedule your on-site consultation. We do have financing available for those who need it.