2019 Outdoor Pictorial Buyers’ Guide: Railings, Post Caps & Decking Accessories

by Kacey Larsen

Atlantis Rail Systems offers a complete line of low-maintenance stainless steel and aluminum cable railing systems. RailEasy and HandiSwage Cable Railings integrate wood/vinyl posts and rails with stainless steel horizontal cable railing infill. The Spectrum System includes powder-coated, square stainless steel posts with wood handrail and cable railing infill. NOVA II and SunRail Nautilus are a completely aluminum system and completely stainless steel cable railing system, respectively. Visit atlantisrail.com or call (508) 732-9191 for more information.

Available in aluminum, composite and vinyl, CertainTeed EverNew Railing Systems are low maintenance and will not rot, split, warp or corrode. The Panorama Composite Railing System comes in White, Almond or Black. Those same three colors plus Clay, Warm Spice and Rustic Rose are offered for the Oxford Vinyl Routed Railing System and Oxford Vinyl Bracketed Railing System, as well as the Kingston Vinyl Railing System. Visit certainteed.com or call (800) 233-8990 for more information.

Dec-Tec provides a full system to ensure the creation of a beautiful, waterproof deck. All necessary components are available—including drains, scuppers, adhesives and metals—for easier solutions and faster installations, resulting in standard, professional details. Designed to match the company’s PVC vinyl membranes, post wraps come in all 12 design colors. Visit dec-tec.com or call (866) 461-3914 for more information.

Deckorators railing system options include ALX aluminum, SLX stainless, cable railing and secondary handrail—all of which are compatible with its balusters and accessories. The ALX Contemporary railing and ALX Classic Aluminum Railing Systems (shown) now provide pre-assembled options in a variety of colors and finishes. Featuring stainless steel railing, the Deckorators SLX Railing has options for glass and cable. Visit deckorators.com or call (800) 332-5724 for more information.

DuraLife complements its decking line with railing products in three materials and price points. Made of nonwood PVC composite, the Merrimack Railing System provides a traditional classic railing design in a bright white finish. The powder-coated aluminum Nantucket Railing System (shown) comes in three matte finishes that resist over 10,000 hours of salt spray, while the Rockport Railing System utilizes a cellular PVC formulation with an aluminum reinforced core. Visit duralifedecking.com or call (800) 866-8101 for more information.

Durarail aluminum railing systems help complete a low-maintenance deck in style. Select from Picket, Standard Glass, Topless Glass, Cable Railing System, Horizontal Bar System and Plank System in nine standard and more than 180 custom colors. The powder-coated aluminum railings can be complemented with two handrail profiles as well as eight fence styles with five cap styles, gates and privacy dividers. Visit duradek.com or call (800) 338-3568 for more information.

Excell Railing Systems designs and manufactures innovative, maintenance-free aluminum railing and deck systems. Produced from sturdy, noncorrosive aluminum with in-house fabrication and powder coating, its selection of railing system—offered in nine standard and over 180 custom color options—includes Picket, Standard, Glass, Topless Glass, Cable Railing System, Horizontal Bar System and wood-grain look “Knotwood” Plank System. Any custom project can be accommodated. Visit excellrailing.com or call (866) 999-7245 for more information.

Feeney’s latest DesignRail Panel infill is available in a variety of materials and styles, including stainless steel wire mesh, laser-cut aluminum panels with powder-coated finishes in standard and custom colors, and resin panels with embedded materials such as rice grass and leaves (for interiors). Offered in 36- and 42-in. railing heights, panels can be mixed-and-matched with other DesignRail infill options, like CableRail, vertical cable, glass and pickets. Visit feeneyinc.com/new-feeney-products-2019 or call (800) 888-2418 for more information.

Three styles of solid wood deck and porch railing inserts are available from Fence Quarter: Landmark, Torrey Pine and Bellevue. Constructed in the U.S. using knot-free, weather- and pest-resistant Alaskan yellow cedar, the railing inserts can be ordered natural as well as pre-primed or pre-painted in white. Inserts are delivered pre-assembled and install easily into existing posts and rails; all tools for installation are included. Visit fencequarter.com or call (800) 205-0128 for more information.

The Fiberon ArmorGuard Composite Railing System comprises four profiles and their associated brackets and accessories. Its four profiles—Regency, Enclave, Classic (shown) and Deluxe—are available in a durable white finish. These components are available at The Home Depot through stocking and special-order programs. Additionally, the company offers its Symmetry Signature Railing and the Lowe’s-exclusive Elements Aluminum Railing. Visit fiberondecking.com or call (704) 463-7120 for more information.

A complete line of railing solutions, Fortress Railing Products features thoughtful designs constructed to combine quality and versatility with ease of installation. Choose from the Fe26 Iron Railing, the H-Series and V-Series Fortress Cable, A|13 aluminum Railing and Pure View Glass Railing. Additionally, the company’s handrails, post caps and LED lighting provide customizations to pair with its railings. Visit fortressrailing.com or call (844) 909-2999 for more information.

Kleer Lumber adds a 10-in. post wrap to its line of KLEERWrap porch and column wraps. Made with cellular PVC, the post wrap provides 360 degrees of protection against damaging moisture and insects while delivering a finished look. The line also includes 4-, 6- and 8-in. post wraps plus accessories—like Base Cap Moulding, Crown Moulding, Bed Moulding and Outer Wrap—that can further customize a look. Visit kleerlumber.com or call (800) 521-8486 for more information.

Batu/Red Balau hardwood from Nova USA Wood Products can be used for railings, spindles and posts to help finish a deck space. A variety of sizes—including 2 by 2 in. and 4 by 4 in.—can be combined to create elements such as a hardwood perimeter. Visit novausawood.com or call (503) 419-6407 for more information.

Manufactured from high-quality components and extruded for toughness, Ply Gem Fence and Railing presents a variety of vinyl fence and railing styles. The vinyl privacy fence, vinyl picket fence, vinyl ranch rail, vinyl railings and vinyl fence post caps can withstand harsh weather conditions and temperatures. Visit plygem.com or call (888) 975-9436 for more information.

RDI adds Hideaway Privacy Railing to its railing lineup. Offering the option of privacy in an outdoor space, the HideAway Privacy Railing (shown) features powder-coated aluminum framing that locks together with a selection of vinyl infill boards. Additional railing products include Endurance vinyl, Titan Pro vinyl-clad metal, RDI Metal Works pre-assembled steel, Avalon Aluminum and Transform ultra-low-maintenance railing systems. A variety of outdoor accents are also available. Visit rdirail.com or call (877) 420-7245 for more information.

To complete a deck’s overall look, TAMKO Building Products provides its Marquee Railing System and TAM-RAIL as well as ColorCast post caps and rings. Made with a coextruded formulation, the Marquee system (shown)—top rail, bottom rail, balusters and post sleeves—can be mixed and matched for a personalized look. Customize TAM-RAIL, a triple-layer railing system, with square or colonial balusters and a selection of post cap options. Visit envisiondecking.com or call (417) 624-6644 for more information.

TimberTech specifically engineers its railing, infills, posts, caps and skirts to combine into a single unified system. The PVC railing comes in three easily customizable collections: Premier, Contemporary and Builder Rail. Five colors—Black, White, Kona, Brownstone and Slate—are offered in the Premier collection, while Black and Walnut are the color options for both the Contemporary and Builder Rail collections. Visit timbertech.com or call (877) 275-2935 for more information.

Offering three railing lines, Trex matches any vision with a range of colors, finishes and deck rail options. Trex Transcend railing is made with high-performance composite materials, Trex Signature and Trex ADA-compliant Handrails are built from aluminum, and Trex Select is manufactured with PVC composite. Transcend comes in seven colors, Signature (shown) is available in three colors, and Select comes in Classic White. Visit trex.com or call (800) 289-8739 for more information.

From deck fascia to skirting and other decorative elements, Versatex standard PVC trimboards can be used to create low-maintenance designs. Additionally, the VERSAWRAP line of column wraps feature a one-piece design to simplify covering columns and newel posts. Available in Classic and Raised Panel designs, the column wraps are compatible with many railing kits. Four-piece tapered column wraps are also offered. Visit versatex.com or call (724) 857-1111 for more information.

Viewrail produces premium modern railing solutions such as glass, stainless steel rod and cable systems. For the project shown, a glass railing system achieved the goal of blocking winds coming off the lake while preserving panoramic views. Hidden fasteners tuck the mounting components away into the posts, securing stairways and railing with simple, open-concept lines. A glass baserail system locks each panel firmly into place. Visit viewrail.com or call (574) 742-1030 for more information.

The Wolf Home Products premium railing line, Wolf Distinction Railing, combines the classic look of painted wood with the low-maintenance performance of High-Density Cellular Technology. Available in 6- and 8-ft. aluminum-reinforced rail sections, the railing features OptiBracket Technology for seamless installation with one bracket used for 22 ½-in., 45-in., flat and stair sections and a fully hidden support. The railing is designed with AuthenticRadius Handrails. Visit wolfhomeproducts.com or call (800) 388-9653 for more information.

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