3 Reasons Why Your Deck Railing Shouldn’t Be an Afterthought

3 Reasons Why Your Deck Railing Shouldn’t Be an Afterthought

It’s an exciting thing to build or remodel a deck! Together with your contractor, you are creating a beautiful outdoor living space for friends and family to connect or simply a relaxing place to take a breath, unwind, and enjoy the fresh air after a busy day.

With all the customization available, adding outdoor living to your home can be a fun (and occasionally exhausting) process. From the initial planning phases to the product selection to the building and finally to the finished product, there are many choices to make.

One choice most people don’t often think about at length is their deck railing.

Topics: Vinyl Railing Outdoor Living Products Aluminum Railing

Railing Trends in the New Year

Railing Trends in the New Year

With the arrival of a new year and a new decade, it’s time to take a look at what’s going to be trending for homeowners in the U.S. as they add or improve outdoor living areas, especially as it involves deck railing.

Based on our industry knowledge and studies (see the end of the post for more info), here’s what we see happening in 2020 and beyond.

Topics: Vinyl Railing Outdoor Living Products Aluminum Railing

The Inside Scoop on Vinyl Porch Posts and Columns

The Inside Scoop on Vinyl Porch Posts and Columns

In addition to railing and fencing, vinyl manufacturers sometimes make or sell porch posts or porch columns. Here’s an overview of posts, columns, and what exactly goes into making them.

What’s the difference between posts and columns?

Topics: Vinyl Railing Outdoor Living Products

Subtle Ways to Add Class to Your Outdoor Living Area

Subtle Ways to Add Class to Your Outdoor Living Area

Have you ever seen an outdoor space that makes you stop and stare? Or one that just gave you a feeling of class and elegance? Sometimes it’s hard to put a finger on exactly what “works” when it comes to outdoor living spaces, but here are a few ideas.

These are subtle touches you can use to bring sophistication to your outdoor space and make it stand out among the many other yards, decks, or porches in your neighborhood.

Topics: Vinyl Railing Outdoor Living Products Vinyl Fencing Decks

4 Ways to Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for Summer

4 Ways to Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for Summer

It’s April and spring is finally here (at least in the Northeast US). Now’s the time to get excited about what you’re going to do to improve your outdoor living space. And while maintenance or replacements aren’t the most exciting projects, don’t forget about checking your deck and outdoor areas for safety.

Here are some things to consider as you do your springtime planning. 

Topics: Vinyl Railing Outdoor Living Products

3 Important Questions to Ask Before You Buy Vinyl Railing

3 Important Questions to Ask Before You Buy Vinyl Railing

The vinyl railing market is saturated with product at different price points, from different countries of origin, and in different styles and colors. But not every vinyl railing is the same. Here are some questions to ask about the vinyl rail you plan to purchase:

Topics: Vinyl Railing Outdoor Living Products

Essential Explainer: Vinyl Fencing and Railing Warranties

Essential Explainer: Vinyl Fencing and Railing Warranties

To support their claims about the quality and superiority of their vinyl fencing or railing, manufacturers often back their products with warranties. Warranties demonstrate that a company trusts in the quality of their product and stands behind it. In fact, many companies put their warranty on their website, so it’s easy to find and to read.

But warranties vary, both in terms of length and coverage. Here are some things to look for:

Topics: Vinyl Railing Outdoor Living Products Vinyl Fencing warranty

What’s the Difference Between Handrail and Guardrail?

What’s the Difference Between Handrail and Guardrail?

These two terms sound alike, but most building codes distinguish between the two. So what is the difference?

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A Quick Overview of ADA Handrail Requirements

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) changed how businesses handle issues of accessibility for people with mobility issues. Everything from ramp rise to stair depth to door width—and more—are now things that property owners have to take into consideration when building or improving a structure.

Topics: Vinyl Railing Outdoor Living Products

4 Ways to Get Creative with Vinyl Deck Railing

4 Ways to Get Creative with Vinyl Deck Railing

You may not realize it, but there are tons of possibilities for deck and porch railing customization. Mixing and matching colors, styles, and infill gives you a wide variety of ways to get creative with your deck or porch railing.

Topics: Vinyl Railing Outdoor Living Products Decks