Railings

Your deck is going to need hand railings and deck railings for style and safety. Our designers meet in home and help you pick the perfect railing material to match your deck design. With so many choices (wood, aluminum, glass, or cable we have products for every style and budget.

Safety & Style

Your deck is going to need hand railings and deck railings for style and safety.  Handrails are installed for help going up and down the stairs.  To get an idea about what is required by law check the section seen below.  

Choosing the right railings for your deck is an important aesthetic design choice.  You can use and combine different styles to compliment or match your home.  Sometimes a completely different base material results in a spectacular look and design.  

We are professional deck builders who take projects and see them to completion.  In business since 2005 we have thousands of satisfied Ottawa homeowners who look forward to using their decks each year. 

Composite Deck Railing

Composite deck railings are made from plastic materials.  Similar to composite decking they have a major advantage of not being vulnerable to moisture, but the drawback is the increased cost.  These products give the homeowner zero maintenance and still have the appearance of real wood.  The colour selection of composite railings is limited when compared to wood since you can paint wood any colour or stain.

Aluminum Railings

Aluminum is a popular choice for railings because the metal is non-ferrous which means… no rust!  Aluminum railings allow for more time between coats of paint and when spots do appear  touch ups are easy with a can of spray paint.  Aluminum is lightweight and durable but because of it many applications it is an expensive product.

Wooden Railing

Wood provides a timeless and traditional look for your Ottawa deck.  It is customizable in that you can paint or stain it in almost any colour you dream of.  Wooden railings are available in pressure treated, and cedar.  For more information about the specifics on these woods see there pages (linked).  As per natural wood, too keep it looking beautiful and unweathered you need to sand and stain/paint it every so often. 

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Lattice Panels

If you prefer the look and privacy of lattice it is a great and cheap alternative to wood spindles.  Lattice comes in a variety of styles, colours and finishes.  It is a great material to use if you want to incorporate climbing vines, grapes, or tomatoes in your garden. 

Cable Railing

If you prefer the look and privacy of lattice it is a great and cheap alternative to wood spindles.  Lattice comes in a variety of styles, colours and finishes.  It is a great material to use if you want to incorporate climbing vines, grapes, or tomatoes in your garden. 

Glass Railings

Tempered glass is a beautiful product that adds to the view of a modern Ottawa deck.  The transparency allows for an unblemished view of your property and yard.  This uninterrupted seamless look is a great choice for Ottawa residents who want a deck with a modern appeal.

Custom Decks with Custom Railings

When choosing the railings for your deck consider all the products on the market.  Think about the goals of your deck and what type of activities you do on it.  Also think about the maintenance of cleaning glass or painting spindles!  There are pros and cons to each but we promise to build and amazing deck that is custom for your family. 

Deck Railing Bylaw Requirements In Ottawa (Ontario)

Here are the requirements for railing from the Ontario Building Code:

  • Railings are required when the deck is 24” above the grade
  • Railing height requirements vary but 36” tall is a good size
  • All stairways require railings on one side
  • Stairs wider than 1.1m and ramps require railings on both sides
  • Height of railings need to be between 865-965mm

Who knew there was so much information about deck railings!  As Ottawa Deck Building experts we strive for satisfaction on every deck we build.  If you have any questions about the importance or design of deck railings call us and we would be happy to assist. 

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Free In Home Consultation

Take us up on our offer to meet with you in home.  In an hour or two we can talk about what products would suit your needs and budget.  It won’t be perfect but we’ll even sketch something up for you to play with.  For a free in home consultation call us at (613) 518-1367

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