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Deck railings are a safety feature on decks built above the ground. Building codes vary but most require a railing on a deck built 24 inches above the ground. There are many styles and materials to choose from so decide on the look that will best suit your home and deck design.

Today’s trends tend to be simple and understated. Railings are often built with plain balusters made of metal or wood for a traditional look. The colour you choose can blend with your deck style or have it contrast as an accent. You can combine materials for a custom look or add decorative post caps, or caps with lighting.

Growing in popularity are designs with no balusters but with glass panels or cables which let you see the view beyond. Alternatively you can choose a railing that is unique and makes a statement. An important detail to consider is the height of the railing. Take note of your local building codes for your new railing to ensure you are meeting safety requirements.

Browse your deck railing options at your local TIMBER MART. Our building experts will help you find a style that suits your project and budget.

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