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Your Guide to No Maintenance Deck Railings

No Maintenance Deck Railings in Calgary

Wooden deck railings tend to sustain damage rather easily as they face hard weather conditions, and large amounts of maintenance are usually involved. While wooden railings are a great and complementary addition to any deck and home, they can be a lot of work to maintain and will prompt homeowners to seek out other, easier deck railing alternatives. There is a wide range of deck railings at your disposal that aren't liable to rot, splinter, or vastly deteriorate when the moisture in the air increases. 


Find out the low-maintenance types of deck railings in Calgary that will give your home a fresh new look and be the perfect alternative to your wood railings that will provide you with less hassle. 


Vinyl


According to home renovations experts, vinyl deck railings are an excellent choice for any homeowner to install onto their decks due to their versatility and affordability. Vinyl is one of the least expensive deck railings you can purchase, with an average cost ranging from $20 to $40 per square foot. More so, unlike wood railings, vinyl won't accumulate mould, and its engineered metal will be able to be exposed to the natural elements without becoming too damaged after a short period of time like its wooden counterpart. Furthermore, vinyl deck railings can be cleaned with ease as their surface is incredibly smooth. 

 

Metal


Metal deck railings can be moulded and formed into various designs, from smooth and plain to vibrant and ornate designs. Metal is a compelling option for homeowners as the installation process is simple and only involves mounting the posts, slicing the rails to their appropriate length, and attaching the rails to the mounting posts. Metal railings can come in aluminium, iron, or steel and won't give you any significant maintenance problems. Although metal railings can rust after substantial exposure to moisture, there are preventative measures that can be taken to reduce your railing's chances of rusting. 


Glass


Glass railings will give you an unobstructed view of your yard and the landscape beyond it. This railing option is more contemporary than the others and will modernize any home that installs such a railing. Glass railings are impervious to weather extremities and isn't prone to rust, splintering, or substantial decay after exposure to moisture. Although glass railings can shatter if impacted hard enough, general maintenance will prove to be not nearly as extensive as other deck railings, as glass only requires a good clean once in a while. 


Composite 


If you want a wood railing without dealing with the high maintenance that comes with acquiring wood deck railings in Calgary, composite might be for you! You can select a composite deck railing that directly emulates the appearance and texture of wood but requires much less maintenance. More so, composite is more durable than wood and can endure exposure to heavy moisture weather-related heavy moisture without becoming damaged beyond repair. 



The Deck Store is Alberta's solution for deck building and construction. With a team of professionals at your disposal, we strive to be a source of reliability for all of our customers! For solid, steadfast peace of mind while standing on vinyl & composite decks, and even for deck repair, lean on The Deck Store’s Edmonton & Calgary deck builders. Call our Calgary showroom at (403) 276-3362 or our Edmonton space at (780) 414-0558!ere