Deck Railings are the defining visual element of an exterior deck. The right deck railing will turn a boring deck into an exciting feature of any home. Consider the different selections that are available.
Mountain Laurel Handrails are a unique option that are sure to make people take notice of their artistic beauty and undeniable character. Since each section is individually crafted, no two are ever the same and each takes on its own distinct form to create a railing system unmatched in visual interest.
There are other options for deck railings. Some are interesting while some are run of the mill.
- Wood Deck Railing – This can be a standard deck railing made with vertical wood balusters or it can be a more ornate design.
- Glass Balusters – Glass is a great material for deck railing design since it offers so many different configurations and options.
- Cable Rails – These stainless steel wire rail system is a good choice to emphasize strong horizontal lines on the deck.
- Wrought Iron Balustrade – Wrought iron is a classic material for balustrades and is a good option for extreme durability.
- Artistic Railings – Some deck railing systems are beautiful and functional, like water cut metal panels or Mountain Laurel Handrail.
These Deck Railings were installed in the Atlanta GA area. The structure over this deck is a pergola, which is open framing members with no solid roof on top. The organic shapes of each handrail and the welcoming outdoor furniture create an inviting atmosphere that makes the smell of charcoal and BBQ seem to float through the air. The forest beyond blends into the edge of the deck and the natural forms in the handrails help to blur the distinction between the built and natural environments.
With the spring deck building season getting started early with all the nice weather, be sure to start planning your deck project with a solid design. Contact a design professional if you feel that it will be helpful, and it usually is. Consider your design options including decking material, decorating style and the deck railings.