Not only deck railing beautifies the house; but also protects little children from being fallen down if deck of the house is situated a bit higher from the ground level – then stairs of the deck must need railing too. Therefore, house builders and owners always keep much emphasis on the deck railing construction – they make various designs of deck corresponding to the shape and design of the houses as well as to meet requirements.
Deck, basically, is not must of a house but if there is a deck than railing is must needed. There are various types of materials are available for deck railing – aluminum, PVC, iron, wood, concrete and so many other mixed materials. Use of a particular material among them, normally depends on users choice. PVC, aluminum and other such type of materials are being seen as widely used during recent years due to low cost; but they need frequent replacements as this materials are very light and not much strong and hard. Wooden and concrete made deck railings, however, are very popular due to their various types of design and comparatively longer stability than PVC and aluminum. In fact they are more precious then PVC and aluminum. Iron and stainless stile, besides, are recommended for longer lasting and they may cost a bit more of all. The most luxurious people are now choosing glasses (thick clear or colorful plastics are used too instead of glass) to make deck railing of their elegant houses.
Once you make your decision about the material that will be used then you need to choose the design very carefully and so to the color of the deck railing. First come to the size of the railing – its height can be varied short to high as the designer wants; but a standard height is available; which is about four feet high. However, railing can be of one foot to seven feet high. Next come to the design that is the vital part of the deck railing construction. Lots of designs can be made by using above mentioned materials. Design can be made in three ways: first – by fitting, second – by the shape pf the deck and third – by the shape of the pieces of the used materials. Not all materials allow shape changing feature of the pieces except that is manufactured such as PVC, aluminum, stile pipe and so on. Timber, concrete and thin iron rod offer various self made shapes, therefore, they the best choice to all.
Basically deck railing cannot be made efficiently only by using glasses or plastics some strong supports of metals (such as iron and stile) are needed. However, deck railing has become the fashion of luxurious houses. No such house can be found without it.