Whether it’s for a commercial or residential project, your deck or balcony needs composite railing to finish the structure. It may seem like a daunting task, filled with tough decisions ahead. In reality, the process of selecting the perfect composite railing for your deck, balcony, or other built outdoor structure is much simpler than one thinks. Making the right decision with your composite railings impacts the outdoor living space’s form and function. Here’s how you can narrow down on a style of the composite railing so your building materials dealer can get you exactly what you need!
Top Rail Style
First, you start by choosing a top rail style of your composite railing. This component of your rails is very customizable, and there are plenty of options. Further, the top rail comes in many forms. Consider the decorative options as well as those that are shaped to be comfortably grasped. A popular option that is used by hospitality businesses and even homeowners is a flat board style that people can place their beverages upon. Because the composite railing material is not as finicky as real wood, the deck can still achieve a close look of millwork without the worries over moisture-issues or difficult cleanup.
The next step is considering a color for your composite rails. This usually means choosing the color for the top rail, the infill, and posts. You can have railing systems that come in one color or a mix-and-match of two. Any more color variations tend to look too busy for the deck or balcony. The classic choices are white, black, and varying shades of brown and gray tones.
Lastly, you will need to pick a type of infill for your project. Composite railing does not have to be the same faux-wood material. You could be able to use aluminum balusters, steel cable infills, or even glass panels. All of these options could lend a unique look to your project, depending on the style you choose.
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