Railings serve several purposes.  As a homeonwer, you might choose to have railings installed around your sundeck (particularly if it is higher than ground leverl) for safety and for style.  You will also want them on the sides of your stairs up to your sundeck or entrance(s).   There are a few factors to consider when choosing which railings to go with.   We will review a few options here:


Aluminum Railings:

Aluminum Railings are a good option because they are durable and fairly low maintenance.  They tend to stand up better to the environment than some other choices.  The chances of them rusting or developing corrosion are less than other options also.   Homeowners often pick aluminum railings because they stand up to the Okanagan snow and the UV rays.    The maintenance of aluminum railings is really low, making them a great choice for most homeowners.    If they are taken care of, these should have a lifespan of about 20 years.   They are available in a variety of  standard colours and styles.  You can also customize a colour if you are looking for something very specific.   Ask us about the aluminum railing options for your home.


Glass Railings:

Homeowners love the glass railings because it allows unobstructed views of their yard or the lake or mountains.   There is nothing better than enjoying your outdoor sundeck with feeling like you are in nature.   The glass railings are a bit more maintenance than some other options, but many find that its worth it.  There are several options for glass railings that we can discuss with you

glass railings

Wood Railings:

The look and feel of wood railings have them beat many of the other options.   They do require a bit more maintenance than some of the other railing options.  Especially with the weather elements in the Okanagan, they can be susceptible to look worn.  They will last approximately 20 years if they are regularly maintained.  They tend to be very durable and sturdy though so you never have to worry about the safety aspect.  Another pro is that the look of wood with some homes is definitely the way to go.  Contact us today and we can go over all the options for wood railings with you.   

wood railings

How to pick which railings are best for your home?

There are a few things to consider when choosing which type of railing is best for your home.

1.  The colour, look and style – Railings will add value to your home so keep that in mind when making your choice.   There might be one style that suits your home better than another.

2.  When it comes to railings – because they are for safety and design, you will want to ensure that your railings pass the local building code.   We can help inform you about the current codes.

3.  How much do you want to spend? – each of the different options may vary in price.   We can give you a quote on several different options.

Call us today and we can go over any of these details so that you can make the best choice suited for your home.  

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