When it comes to choosing a porch or deck railing, homeowners don't often consider how much of an impact it can make on the overall appearance and safety of their outdoor space. Anything from the wrong construction to weak materials can create an unsafe railing.
Whether you’re going it alone or are interested in contacting an authorized HomePro Match contractor, we will tell you why choosing the right railing matters.
The Materials Matter
When it comes to building a porch or deck railing that is as beautiful as it is safe, the material is everything. Not only do you want to build a railing that will compliment your home, but it should also be able to withstand the elements and provide the lasting performance you need.
- Aluminum Railings: People mistakenly assume that because aluminum is lightweight, it isn't a strong material. This is simply untrue - not only are aluminum railings durable but its lightweight composition makes it portable, easy to install, and inexpensive. Aluminum railings are known for their scratch and stain resistance. They are also designed to withstand harsh weather and other outdoor elements. As a plus, aluminum railings are versatile, meaning all you have to do is choose the powder finish and you'll have low-maintenance beauty for years to come.
- Glass Railings: Glass railings also offer sturdy, low-maintenance performance and are just as versatile as aluminum fences. They are resistant to rusting, fading, peeling, and rotting, meaning they are an excellent, long-lasting solution.
- Wood Railings: While wood railings are just as customizable and beautiful, they are not as weather resistant. This means if you're not willing to perform ongoing maintenance, such as refinishing and minor repairs, then this isn't the material for you.
Proper Construction Lasts Longer
When installing the safest, most beautiful railing to compliment your home, it is also important to remember proper installation. No matter if you're installing the railing yourself or hiring a professional, you want to make sure the right tools and materials are used every step of the way.
If installing a porch or deck railing yourself, the best way to assure proper installation is using a kit. Specialized railing kits come with an array of tools, materials, and instructions needed to make sure you're installing the safest, most beautiful railing for your home.
If looking for a professional railing contractor to install it for you, make sure to choose from our list of pre-screened experts. They can assess your home, recommend the perfect railing type for your home and budget, as well as provide expert installation services. You can also continue to contact them in the future for all your railing maintenance needs.
Start Your Railing Installation Project Today!
Want to assure your outdoor space is as beautiful and safe as can be? It all starts with installing the right railing. By choosing the right materials, assuring proper installation, and maintaining your system, you will have a system that lasts for years to come.
Contact a HomePro Match professional today to assure the safest, most beautiful railing system for your home!