Building the right railing can help keep your deck safe and make your overall home more attractive. With support from fencing experts, you can DIY a fence railing with satisfactory results. Vinyl is one of the most popular railing options due to its ease of installation and maintenance—and when you choose ActiveYards railings, the whole process is even easier. To help you choose the right style, here are vinyl railing ideas to elevate your deck in Rockland County and Westchester County, NY.
Deciding on the Look of Your DIY Railing
You may want your deck railing to follow the aesthetic design of your home. If it’s not possible to match existing railings (such as those on a balcony), you can use complementary styles. One of the first decisions to make is whether you want the railing to stand out as an architectural feature, or blend in and play more of a supporting role.
Perhaps the most modern and most adaptable form of railings available today, vinyl can fill your needs whether you want a modern, traditional, or rustic style. Here are some great options:
Modern design trends include minimalist design without a lot of ornamentation. Railings are clean and sleek, and as unobtrusive as possible.
One of the most striking yet understated railing lines from ActiveYards is Avalon (in black), which can utilize solid pickets for a more substantial look, or clear pickets for a barely-there look that takes full advantage of views and in no way interferes with the aesthetic of the home.
The Transform line featuring slender black pickets or wood-look pickets will blend more easily into the background, which is a wonderful feature if your modern home sits in a natural setting. This railing will let the home’s architecture take center stage. The white posts and rails offer a simple look that doesn’t command too much attention yet makes a statement.
Traditionally styled railings are best suited to historical homes as well as the Victorian, farmhouse, coastal, or bungalow styles. If you’re wondering which architectural style your home falls into, choose one of these railings: They can work well with every architectural style throughout the ages.
The Titan vinyl railing from ActiveYards features a slender profile and rounded top that’s ideal for a clean and unobtrusive look.
The Finyl Line T-top railing features a heftier top and bottom rail, which pairs well with larger homes or those with a masonry exterior.
The Transform line features several pickets and decorative options including a wood look, which could be just the thing to dress up a bungalow or more relaxed contemporary home.
White railings generally aren’t usually the top choice for rustic homes, because of the stark contrast between wood siding and the railing.
The Avalon line, which is available in all-black (black posts, rails, and pickets) or black posts and rails with clear pickets can be the best choice for rustic homes. You’ll just need to decide whether you want a sturdier-looking deck railing or a sleeker, more modern railing.
If you’re not sure, come see us! Our seasoned experts will help guide you in choosing the best style of railing for your home. Then, as a DIY homeowner, you’ll have the opportunity to pick our brains and get thorough support on the best installation practices that will ensure a sturdy and long-lasting railing. You’ll be glad to know that ActiveYards railings snap together easily: Just install the posts, and snap the railing panels in place securely. You will not see exposed nails or screws in your gorgeous new deck railing.