Step-by-step instructions for installing rail posts to your deck frame.
We discuss the different components that compose a wood deck rail system. Learn about rail posts, top and bottom rails, balusters and a top cap.
Learn about the code requirements for installing a grippable handrail for your deck stairs.
Step-by-step instructions on installing deck rail balusters. Learn how to install metal balusters with connectors.
Railings add the finishing touch to your deck. Get inspired by these deck railing ideas and styles from Decks.com and make your outdoor space unique.
Installing glass rails will usually require you to build the rail frame first and take precise measurements to custom order the tempered safety glass...
Cable rails are a modern looking rail system that preserves views. Learn how to install cable rails to meet building codes.
Learn about the benefits of using composite guardrail systems.
In this easy-to-follow guide, we explain the process of building a deck gate and installing it on your deck.
Composite railing systems offer a low-maintenance alternative to traditional wood railings.
Learn about metal guard rail systems for decks.
Learn how to build a privacy wall on your deck out of wood.
Learn about the building codes that regulate guardrails. How high do rails need to be? What are the rail infill requirements?
All decks greater than 30" above grade must have a guardrail.
Step-by-step instructions for how to install deck stair railings. Learn about the code requirements and construction tips with images.