Looking to enhance the look and secure your deck, patio, or porch? In this article we have included 10 different handrail styles for your outdoor living build.
Which handrail will make the most sense for your home and style? Researching your options before beginning your project is a must. You can choose anything from vertical or horizontal balusters, a variety of different materials, countless colors / stains, and every individual touch in between.
Picking these items does not just mean picking what looks best, but also taking into consideration the safety, maintenance, lifespan, and budget. As we get ready for spring in Colorado Springs, it is a great time to get your railing project completed. We know you will want to spend your summer enjoying the new improvement. Here are a few pros and cons to think about when choosing outdoor handrail.
Aluminum and Galvanized Railing
Lasts a lifetime
No rotting or rusting
No need to keep stained or painted
Most common option for business owners or commercial space
Suited for contemporary decks
Can be painted to match any color scheme
Cost a little higher than standard wood. Here’s why:
Up front cost saves you down the road due to low maintenance.
Most popular custom selection
Closed Deck Railing
Customizable with pop of color or stain
Lattice patterns for design and allow a breeze
You can do a partial wall or a full size
Solid or designed with space to allow air to move through the railing
Trend that is taking off for modern/ contemporary homes
Next to glass, offers least obstruction for breathtaking views
Glass Deck Railing
Great for homes with a view leaving no obstructions in your line of sight
Lighting is essential to completing outdoor living spaces
Superb ambiance ¬– controllable to suit any occasion
Built directly into handrail or able to be added later
You can paint or stain
Unique way to update existing spaces
Great option for more seating
Railing acts as the seat back
Traditional fit and finish
Versatile with numerous wood species to choose from
Can be painted or stained to match
Prices vary with types of wood choices
Very low maintenance
Common alternative to metal railing
Wide range of designs and colors
Easy way to add style
Having a deck in Colorado Springs to enjoy those mountain views is a huge draw for homeowners. The handrail is really the piece that brings the project together, but often the unsung focal point. Initially, most don’t realize how important a handrail decision is–and that’s why we’re here–to help guide you through the process. Now that you have some general information on outdoor handrails, what material and style will you choose? When you’re ready, give your trusted general contractor a call to see when Alpine Contracting can start your dream project.