The railing is one of the most important considerations when building a deck because it’s the primary safety feature. You have several choices of material for the railing.
A wood rail is a classic choice, and it’s one of the most cost-effective options. It can last for several years, but it does require regular maintenance to stay in good condition.
Metal railings are strong, sturdy, and easy to maintain. They don’t require much maintenance, and they come in a variety of styles. The most common types of metal used in deck railings are iron, steel, and aluminum.
Glass panels are less traditional than wood or metal railings, but they have a number of benefits. They have a stylish, modern appearance, and they won’t block the view. The panels do take more time and effort to keep clean, though, and the materials can be more costly.
Like glass panels, cable railings do less to block the view than traditional rails. Installation can be expensive, but these railings can last a long time with proper care.
The material for the deck itself is another important decision. Some homeowners like wood decks, and others prefer synthetic or composite decks. There are pros and cons to both, but Jasper Homes LLC can help you determine which option is best for your home.
Wood decks are the traditional choice. Some of the most popular types of wood include pine, cedar, and mahogany. The cost will vary depending on which type of wood you use, but in general, wood decks are more economical than composite decks.
Wood decks look great and stay comfortable in the summer weather. You don’t have to worry about the material heating up too much in the direct sunlight. They are at risk of moisture damage, though, so they require regular painting or sealing to extend their lifespan.
Composite decks are made out of wood fibers covered in plastic. This material is highly adaptable and can easily be bent to build a curved deck. Most composite decks are moisture-resistant, so moisture damage or decay aren’t a concern.
Composite is more expensive than wood, but many people find that composite is worth the cost because it’s so low-maintenance. One common concern is that they aren’t as attractive as wood decks, but modern composite materials look very similar to wood.
Our team at Jasper Homes LLC will work with you to build your ideal deck. We understand that everyone has different priorities and preferences, so we’ll craft a custom plan based on your vision. We’ll check in with you every step of the way to make sure you’re happy with the process.
Whether you want a small, cozy space or an expansive deck, Jasper Homes LLC can help. We pride ourselves on our top-notch craftsmanship and high-quality materials. Give us a call today to learn more about our services.