Do you have a deck in your house? In most of the homes, there is some additional space in the upper or the rear part that can be used as decks. In general terms, decks can be called as an extension of the living space where people can relax and enjoy their time. However, decks are considered to be unsafe without railings installed on them. These railings keep the people, especially young children safe from falling. In fact, during the construction of a new house, deck space would not be approved by the relevant authorities if you don’t install railings there. In addition to providing safety, deck railings also add an element of beauty and style in the design of your house.
During the installation of deck railings, they are attached between main posts of the deck at specific intervals. They are available as bottom rails, top rails, and verticals. The verticals should be spaced in such a way that an infant child cannot slip through it. Deck railings come in different types such as metal railings, wooden railings, composite railings, glass railings and cable or wire railings. While talking about wire deck railings, they are available as stainless steel railing kits, mostly used for wooden or metal posts. You can install these railings on your own by using some hardware and tools. Some of the components that you will find in these kits are mentioned below:
- Marine grade T316 cable 1x19 in different diameters such as 1/8 in. or 3/16 in.
- Stainless steel turnbuckle studs with the tensioner.
- Stainless steel anchoring point studs for wooden or metal posts.
- Additional hardware if needed.
In addition to the deck railing, you also need to install handrails on the stairs, steps, and walkaways where extra support is needed, primarily by children as well as seniors and people with disabilities or mobility issues. Handrails ensure that such people do not slip or fall and get injured. They are available in two types as outdoor railings and indoor railings where outdoor railings are perfect for stairs. In a stair railing kit of different length sizes, you will find various parts such as handrails, pipes and adjustable angles. Like deck railings, you can also install the handrails by using and choosing specific stair railing parts.
If you are thinking to make your house safe as well as elegant, you should install railings at different places. Many companies are providing various kinds of railing kits through their websites.
Author’s Bio: The writer is a blogger. This article is about different kinds of railings.