Material Guide

Railing Systems

Select from our extensive range of railing options.

Railing Material

Wood Railings

Wood deck railings are a popular choice for homeowners seeking a stylish and functional addition to their outdoor living space. Crafted from high-quality wood materials, this railing option offers durability, aesthetic appeal, and serves as a safety feature. Whether upgrading an existing deck or building a new one, wood deck railing is a reliable and sophisticated choice that elevates the overall ambiance of the outdoor area.

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Vinyl Railings

Vinyl deck railing refers to a type of railing system that is constructed using vinyl material. This railing option offers numerous advantages, including durability, low maintenance requirements, and a sleek appearance. Vinyl deck railing is designed to withstand various weather conditions, making it an ideal choice for outdoor spaces. With its easy installation process and minimal upkeep, vinyl deck railing provides a practical and visually appealing solution for enhancing the safety and aesthetics of any deck or outdoor area.

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Composite Railings

Composite deck railing is a type of railing that is made from a combination of materials such as wood fibers and plastic. This type of railing is known for its durability, low maintenance, and resistance to rot, insects, and weathering. Composite deck railing is available in a variety of colors and styles, making it easy to find a design that complements the overall look of your deck. Whether you are building a new deck or updating an existing one, composite deck railing is a great choice that will provide years of enjoyment and value.

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Aluminum Railings

Aluminum deck railing is a durable and stylish option for your outdoor space. The use of aluminum ensures that the railing will not rust or corrode, making it a low-maintenance choice. Additionally, aluminum railings are lightweight and easy to install, making them a popular choice for DIY projects.

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Decking Material

Cable, Rod, & Glass Railings

These railing options provide a modern and sleek aesthetic to any deck or outdoor space. Cable deck railing consists of stainless steel cables that are tensioned between posts, creating a minimalist and unobstructed view. Rod deck railing features metal rods that are vertically installed between posts, offering a contemporary and industrial look. Glass deck railing utilizes tempered glass panels that are secured within a frame or posts, providing a sophisticated and transparent barrier. Each of these railing options can be customized to fit the specific dimensions and design preferences of the deck, ensuring a visually appealing and safe environment.

Cable Railings

Our Premium Cable Railing system is meticulously crafted using top-grade materials, guaranteeing its longevity and resistance to wear and tear. With its minimalist design, this railing solution seamlessly integrates into various architectural styles, enhancing the overall visual appeal of residential and commercial properties alike.

Rod Railings

his type of railing is designed to provide both functionality and aesthetic appeal to various architectural and interior design projects. The rods used in this railing system are typically made of high-grade metals, such as stainless steel or aluminum, which are known for their strength and resistance to corrosion.

Glass Railings

With a focus on both functionality and elegance, our glass railings offer a sleek and modern look that seamlessly integrates into any architectural design. Whether it’s for residential or commercial applications, our expert team of professionals is dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service and tailored solutions to meet your specific requirements.

Frameless Illuminated Glass Railings

The frameless construction allows for uninterrupted views, creating a sense of openness and modernity. The illuminated feature adds a touch of glamour, providing a soft and inviting ambiance. With our range of customizable options, you can choose the perfect size, shape, and lighting to suit your unique style and requirements.

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Everything you need to know about railing material.

Decks higher than 30″off the ground must have guardrails to satisfy a majority of local building codes.

Four or More Risers: According to OSHA regulations, handrails are required on stairways with four or more risers (steps). Handrails may not be mandatory under OSHA rules if a staircase has three or fewer steps, but local building codes or other regulations may still

Handrails are required on both sides of stairs and must be continuous within the full length of each stair flight.

Railings usually consist of a top and bottom rail, post cap, post cap, post, post sleeve, balusters, or an infill option like glass or mesh. Whether you are looking for more railing basics or for specifics about the Trex railing offering, we have you covered.

The best railing for your deck is the one that will meet your aesthetic needs and practical requirements. Does the railing need to be a certain height for your local code requirements? Does it need to be a particular color for HOA standards? Do you prefer a more modern or traditional aesthetic? Still not sure? Give us a call so we can help talk through your application and find the perfect railing 1-844-736-3942.


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Price Ratings

Renewit’s price ratings are intended to provide customers an indication of a material cost in comparison to other materials within a material group. The number of “$” symbols indicates the relative price of materials. However, it’s important to note that materials with 2 dollar signs do not necessarily cost twice as much as those with 1 dollar sign.

Here is a breakdown of price ratings:


The most budget-friendly options suitable for those seeking the least expensive materials. These choices often include basic treated lumber or entry-level composite decking.

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Moderately priced materials that strike a balance between affordability and quality. Customers can expect a wider range of options, such as mid-range composite or PVC decking.


Higher-end materials that offer superior quality, durability, and visual appeal. These materials may include premium PVC decking, steel framing, or specialized railing systems.


Top-of-the-line and materials associated with the highest quality, exceptional durability, and most expensive. These materials may include High-end Zuri PVC decking or illuminated frameless glass railings.