What Composite Deck Railing Should You Choose?

Composite Deck Railing by Trex

When customers come to us, looking for a solution for their worn-down deck, we often recommend installing high-quality composite decking over their existing framing. If you plan to upgrade your backyard with composite decking, don’t forget to choose the perfect deck railing to complete the space.

As a proud TrexPro Platinum Builder, we are experts in this brand and are here to help you choose the best Trex railing for your deck. If you have any questions about deck railings or want a free quote for your upcoming decking project, please don’t hesitate to call us at 571-707-8772 or contact us online

Things to Consider When Choosing a Deck Railing

Before you decide on which railing to pair with your upgraded deck, we recommend keeping the following considerations in mind. 

How Much You Want to Spend

As with almost any home improvement project, the first step to getting started is setting a budget. Often, homeowners forget to include the railing in their overall decking budget. When planning how much you want to spend, don’t forget to account for the type of railing you want in the process. 

Any Enhancements You Might Want to Add

The right deck railing can be so much more than just a place to rest your hand as you move around your deck. If you want to add enhancements to your railing, such as lighting options or a cocktail railing where guests can easily place their drinks, make sure you choose an option that’s compatible with these little extras. 

Materials You Want to Use

The deck railing materials you choose are a matter of the look you want to create. In most cases, homeowners choose to install either composite railings, aluminum railings, or a combination of both materials for a complementary design. 

What Style Will Work Best for Your Space

You’ll want to choose a railing style that not only complements the overall look of your deck but also fits in with the architectural style of your home. For example, if you have a modern home, a deck railing that features a combination of metal and glass could fit in perfectly, whereas that same style might not look as cohesive with a more traditional architectural style. 

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Trex Composite Deck Railing Options

We believe that Trex railings are the best decking materials on the market, so it’s no surprise that we love the company’s railing options as well. Here’s a closer look at Trex’s three product lines so you can confidently choose the best option for your space. 

Trex Signature® Railing

The Trex Signature® railing line is a contemporary option that features powder-coated aluminum rails designed to resist corrosion and fading. Customers love this line because it has options that will work with almost any space, including the following railings: 

  • Aluminum railing: Features traditional vertical posts made from either composite or aluminum.
  • Mesh railing: Features a crosshatch stainless steel infill, ideal for creating an industrial look. 
  • Glass railing: Features infill panels made from tempered glass so there’s nothing to obstruct the view in your backyard. 
  • Rod railing: Features horizontal rods for a sleek and modern look. 

The Trex Signature® railing line is available in Charcoal Black, Bronze, and Classic White color options. 

Trex Transcend® Railing

When customization is important to you, there’s no better option than the Trex Transcend® railing line. With this collection, you can mix and match different infill and rail options so the designs are practically endless. 

If you’d prefer some guidance on choosing the perfect design, there are also pre-designed kits available with classic design combinations that homeowners love. 

While many deck railings are made with wood balusters, which are susceptible to rotting, the composite balusters from this line will never have to be stained or painted, giving you the ultimate peace of mind. 

The Trex Transcend® railing line is available in Charcoal Black, Classic White, Rope Swing, and Vintage Lantern color options. 

Trex Select® Railing

Would you prefer a simple and classic railing? The Trex Select® line is streamlined and cost-effective, making it a popular option with many homeowners. The Select® collection features either a Classic or T-Rail top rail and you can pair them with either round aluminum balusters or square composite ones. 

The Trex Select® railing line is available in a Charcoal Black and Classic White combination or Classic White color options.

Black and white Trex Selec Railing

Here for All Your Decking Needs

After learning about composite deck railing options and how to choose the right one for your needs, don’t wait any longer to get your project on the books. To request a free estimate, please call 571-707-8772 or contact us online today.

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