Railings typically consist of newel posts, top and bottom rails, vertical balusters, and a rail cap. Wood rails are typically of the same wood species as the decking material. Likewise, composite decks are usually outfitted with composite railings, though not necessarily of the same color. There are no set rules for styles, however, and many people choose to mix and match different colors and materials.
Safety is, of course, the most important factor for a railing system. The Building Code has very specific safety requirements for deck rail systems. In addition to this essential safety feature, this component of the deck adds character and style as well as giving some degree of privacy. JMJ Residential is well versed in the code and is able to integrate these requirements into a stylish and functional guardrail system.
The slideshow below shows some of the possible styles. This is by no means, however, an extensive display. Most of our railing systems are either fully custom or semi-custom, so the four elements of a railing (posts, rails, balusters, and cap) can be modified or substituted.
For more ideas and pictures of composite railing systems, visit trex.com or azek.com. The stainless steel cable railing system that we typically use is Feeney’s CableRail. Deckorators is a company that manufacturers aluminum balusters as well as entire guardrail systems. Their full line of products can be explored at deckorators.com. Fortress is another company that makes metal rail systems in both aluminum and iron – fortressrailing.com.