Railing systems attach to decks and other structures to provide sturdy guardrail to keep people and pets safe when traveling along raised areas

Railing Collections & Kits for Residential Deck & Porch Rail

Feeney DesignRail Stainless Cable Railing System has single top rail under cable rail wire and pvc azek vintage decking
C80 Verticable Level cable rail vertical by westbury in fine texture black by westbury set infront of a pool with lush green all around c80 vertical cable complements and looks wonderful as well as alows for non-obstructed view beyond railing
Bronze Aluminum Front Porch Handrail with side grab rail attached DekPro Prestige Railing and graspable handrail make for the best winter railing, very durable and easy to hold on to as you walk up the steps.

What are Railing Systems?

  • Railing Systems are manufactured Rail or Railings built with components specifically designed to work together. Each system is called a Railing Collection.
  • Railing Systems offer a wide range of options that can be used together to create a customized look. Posts are designed to be installed to the surface or side of structures, while rail kits can be cut to the desired length and attached to posts with rail brackets.
  • Railing Collections may include: Rail Kits (Rails, Balusters, and Brackets), Cable Rail Kits (Rails, Brackets, and Pickets for Horizontal Cable [not included]), Vertical Cable Rail Kits (Rail with attached Vertical Cable, and Brackets), Rail Panels (Pre-assembled Rail and Baluster panel, with or without hardware), Rails (Single Top or Bottom Rail without Hardware or Infill), Post Kits (with Flair, may include Brackets and Cap), Cable Post Kits (Posts with Cap and Screw Covers or Flair that have been Pre-drilled then Painted for Horizontal Cable), Post Sleeves (sleeve over 4x4 actual 3.5x3.5 wood post), Rail Bracket Hardware, Support Blocks (for level rail only), Caps and Skirts (if not sold with Rail Kits), and Low Voltage Lighting and Accessories. With these components, you can create a unique railing system that is tailored to your individual needs.

Options for Railing

  • Aluminum railing tends to be the best option for railing.
  • Stainless Steel Cable railing is a clean and crisp look that often uses aluminum posts and rails with stainless steel cable infill. Read More about Cable Railing Types and Options
  • Iron or Carbon Steel can be a good choice, it is less expensive than aluminum, but over time has the tendency to rust. This means that any abrasions in the material needs to be coated with paint to prevent damage.
  • Composite railing is still a great traditional railing option. The larger-sized posts and top rails give a more substantial feeling. Often times composite is more expensive than Aluminum rail but less than cable railing. Composite with cable is certainly an option but on the higher end price-wise.

Cable Railing

Cable Railing can be divided into two distinct categories: horizontal cable runs that attach to posts, and vertical cable runs that attach to rails. Cable Railing typically utilizes metal supports, such as aluminum, but can also be used with composite railing. Both horizontal and vertical cable railing have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Horizontal Cable Railing is one of the most popular looks, as it is easy to see through and maintain. It is aesthetically pleasing, but can be quite costly. Additionally, it can be difficult to accurately quote and it is essential to position posts correctly.

Vertical Cable Railing is more akin to traditional railing types, combining aluminum posts with aluminum-reinforced vertical cable panels. Posts are installed first, then vertical cable rail kits can be installed between posts. Vertical Cable has a similar level of visibility as horizontal, but it is more difficult to climb and is often more affordable than horizontal cable.

Aluminum Railing

  • Aluminum-type railings are durable, are warranted against defects such as warping or fading, and have an attractive price. The best-priced Aluminum Railings utilize horizontal top and bottom rails with vertical balusters or pickets between, however, other options such as 3-rail, and additional drink rail are available to add value and aesthetics.
  • Aluminum Railing describes mostly the rail kits themselves, as many other styles of cable infill also use aluminum rails and posts. Below are the top Aluminum Railing Systems we carry. Be sure to look for railing brochures for all available components.
Composite Premier Rail a TimberTech Railing System with Cable infill, and Lighted Island Post Caps in Black colored railing, post sleeves, post caps, and post flairs

Composite Railing with Cable

TimberTech Azek with Feeney infill - composite railing is a beautiful traditional look with wide handrail, large posts, and perfectly preserved with capstock. Infill for Premier Rail can be square composite balusters, aluminum balusters, or 316 Cable

Composite Railing with Cable

Composite Railing

Composite type railing consists of extruded wood fiber composite coated with a cap stock for an effective and lasting handrail. Composite railings are typically more robust and fit well with traditional-style houses. TimberTech is one of the largest manufacturers in composite; however other products have done well in the market. Composite railing can incorporate a variety of infill options from standard ¾ inch balusters to horizontal cable railing, composite balusters, and even glass. Composite rails still need to attach to posts though. Composite posts used to be a popular product, but for several reasons including cost, weight and design, Composite sleeves are standard. Most composite sleeves are adapted to fit over a 4x4. If you are looking for the least maintenance, structural newel posts made from iron and high-density plastics allow for face mounting of posts and are easily sleeved. Other newel posts like cedar 4x4s and even treated 4x4s work well with composite sleeves. Once newel posts are installed, composite sleeves can be slid over, with the post skirt. The rails and infill can then be attached to the sleeve and post. Post Caps and foot blocks are then added to complete the railing.