Deck Railing Designs

Over the last ten years, the deck industry has developed a variety of attractive rail systems. Because your deck's rails will be one of the most visible features of your new deck, it is important to choose a rail that complements your decking material and the style and color scheme of your house. Consumers have many choices of colors, styles and accessories to provide greater flexibility in design. Many railing systems are built from composite or metal, both of which offer the advantage of low maintenance. Glass railings and cable rails are attractive because they preserve views. Deck rails can vary in price from about $15 per linear foot for a standard pressure-treated wood rail to over $125 dollars per linear foot for a manufactured glass railing system.


Because railings are such an important design feature for any deck, we recommend spending some time researching your options and allowing some room in your budget for a railing that suits your taste. Most railing systems are sold as kits and are fairly easy to install. You can learn more about how each system is installed or find local suppliers who can assist you in pricing, planning and ordering your materials by clicking on the links below. 

Fortress Railing Balusters
Fortress Railing Balusters

Make your deck unique by installing designer aluminum deck railing balusters. These rail systems are easy to install, are affordable and look beautiful. Most of the back-breaking labor involved in staining a wood deck is from painting all the surfaces of the rail balusters. Unlike wood, aluminum balusters don't need to be stained or painted.

Baroque Style Balusters
Baroque Style Balusters

Install baroque-style balusters to provide a classical European look to your deck for a fraction of the price. These balusters are available in white, bronze and black for 36" and 42" high guardrails.

Deckorators Classic Balusters
Deckorators Classic Balusters

Using aluminum deck railing balusters is a great way to add some style to your deck. Choose from a variety of colors and styles, such as classic, baroque, arc, estate and traditional. These railing systems are a breeze to install, require virtually no maintenance and will make your deck stand out from your neighbors. A beautiful railing can make a huge difference on any deck project.

Fortress Pureview Glass
Fortress Pureview Glass

Open up your view. Use glass deck railing panels to showcase your yard and landscaping with three unique shades of shatterproof glass (clear, bronze and smoke) for 36" and 42" rails.