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How to Choose the Right Railing for Your New Deck

When you get a new deck, there is a fair amount of excitement. If you are doing it yourself then you have watched the project come together right before your eyes, and you get the satisfaction of a job well done. Or, more likely, you have had setbacks that you have had to critically examine and rework your plans to compensate for. But, isn’t that what building and creating are all about?

However, one of the final stages for your deck building project is the installation of your exterior railings. These will protect you and your loved ones from unnecessary falls, and will really tie together your project. Although, with all of the available options for exterior railings, it can be difficult to choose the right blend of protection and aesthetics. Here are some common types for you to consider:

Common Types of Exterior Railings

Aluminum Railings

Aluminum railings are a great choice that is both cost-effective and glamorous. They provide strong support and can be used in many applications, including frames for glass panelling. Plus, with the option to powder coat them to your preferred colour scheme, there is lots of room for customization. Consider a secondary colour to really make them pop!

Glass Railings

Speaking of glass railings, these are also a great option to consider for your exterior railing system. With large, durable glass panels your railings are barely noticeable. Like a stealthy vigilante, these railings protect you without making a big show out of the process. These are a great option for you if you enjoy spending lots of time on your balcony or deck. 

Modern Apartment Balcony with Wooden Decking

Or you can go the other way with glass railings, and get them frosted. This gives extra privacy, and you can get larger panels so that the obstruction is even more protective. Add some lights to really get a great atmosphere going for your next backyard barbeque.


Where to Find the Right Railing

When looking for great exterior railings, try and find professionals who manufacture them for a variety of clients. Usually, if a business can cater to other businesses and the general public it is a sign that their product is valuable and reliable. Plus, you want to make sure that the company you choose manufactures their railings to current building codes and standards so that you can be sure they are doing the best possible job of keeping you safe. Finally, make sure that they use high-quality materials that aren’t likely to fail prematurely, and as a bonus, find a company that manufactures their railings to suit an easy installation.

McLean Railings has been providing railings for residential properties in Calgary since 1993. Recognized for our attention to detail and high-quality materials, we can offer all homeowners and major home builders the chance to get secure, durable, and reliable railings for their properties. As experts in the field of installing railings on every structure imaginable, we can help you with everything you need. We provide outdoor railings, exterior railings, and aluminum stair railings. For top-quality railings in Calgary, call McLean Railings today on 403-995-0361.

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