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Deck Railing Ideas Part 2

Deck Railing Ideas Part 1 - Wrought Iron Deck Railings When it comes to durability, you cannot go wrong with wrought iron and they are also some...

 

Deck Railing Ideas Part 1 -

Wrought Iron Deck Railings

When it comes to durability, you cannot go wrong with wrought iron and they are also somewhat more cost effective than other options such as glass.  Although wrought iron is excellent for locations that experience extremes in weather is it important to note that they can be rather heavy and will require solid bracketing to hold them in place in addition to the weight of a person who may happen to fall against them.  The railings themselves will have no problem dealing with the weight, but they are only as strong as their attachment brackets.

Glass Deck Railings

For a much more sophisticated look, consider glass fronted railing that allow you an unobstructed view when sitting down on the deck, but can cost a small fortune.  The glass that is utilized in the construction of deck railings is extremely tough and can handle virtually any weather conditions but will require careful installation and is not ideal for locations below trees that bear large fruit.

When looking at the various materials to use, take into account what your home looks like so that your deck can feel like an extension of your home rather than a separate structure