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Low Maintenance Deck Railings, Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Traditional Design, Low Maintenance Deck Rails, Archadeck, St. Louis West County

As a leading contractor for decks and other outdoor structures, St. Louis homeowners come to us with questions about architectural concepts, design options and building materials.

But after the ‘big-picture’ decisions have been made for an outdoor home improvement project, then it’s time for the nitty gritty design details.

And deck railing options are among the hot topics.

So it’s pretty typical for us at Archadeck to hear, “How do I decide which railing is best for my deck addition?”

Well… we can help by boiling-it-down to four primary questions.  And the answers to these questions will pave the way to an obvious choice for you and your family.

These four important considerations will define parameters for:  purpose, aesthetics, building code requirements and cost. Read the rest of this entry »

Radiance Railing with Composite Deck, photo by TimberTech

Radiance Railing with Composite Deck, photo by TimberTech

Most decks have specific railing requirements in order to meet local safety building codes, unless of course the deck is designed to sit close to the ground such as a platform or patio deck.

But with an elevated, two story or multilevel deck, deck railings are a ‘must-have’ for obvious reasons.

This, however, doesn’t mean that the deck railing is for safety only:  railings are an integral piece in the deck design process.

-Stylish deck railings make a huge statement, providing an abundance of curb appeal with function and fashion.

-Rails set the tone for the characteristics of a deck design. Read the rest of this entry »

Decorative Balusters for Deck in St. Louis, Ballwin area

Decorative Balusters for Deck in St. Louis, Ballwin area

When contractors begin the deck design process with a customer, homeowners often focus solely on the ‘look’ of the decking board materials.

However in today’s market, the options for deck railings are abundant and railing has become a significant design component, shaping the overall appearance of a backyard deck.

Thus, deck railings are truly THE style-maker for your outdoor space, fostering curb-appeal with their prominent visibility from your home, yard and neighborhood.

Railing choices include an array of materials, styles, color selection and accessories: Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s deck railing options will put the exclamation point on your outdoor living space… with plenty of expression.

Whether your personal taste is natural simplicity, elegance, traditional, bold, contemporary, artful, inviting, private, rustic, or tailored … Archadeck can design and build the perfect outdoor living space to complement your home, backyard and your outlook on style.

View the slideshow below to catch an eye-opening glimpse of the possibilities… then visit our website for even more pictures of decks and deck railings. Read the rest of this entry »

White Vinyl Rail and Deck in St. Louis, Wildwood, built by Archadeck

Vinyl Rail and Deck in St. Louis, Wildwood area, built by Archadeck

Often when designing a deck, customers are focused on the ‘look’ of the deck boards only.  But there are even more options for deck railings.  Railings create a defining style for your deck with their prominent visibility from your home, yard, and neighborhood.

An array of colors choices are available with wood finishes as well as composite and vinyl deck materials.  Next, pair the deck boards with a beautiful railing system to complement, not only the deck, but your home’s architecture.

Railing choices include:  wood, wood trimmed with metal pickets, vinyl or composite railing, aluminum railing, decorative metal balusters and more!

Visit our ‘Railing Options’ photo gallery for outdoor living in St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri.

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Deck and Railing Designs:  How to choose?


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