When enhancing your deck, choosing the right railing system is crucial for both aesthetics and safety.

At Cregger Construction, our team offers homeowners a variety of railing options including cable railings, glass railings, and rod railings. Each of these options brings unique benefits to the table (or deck, as it were), making the decision a matter of personal preference and specific needs.

Glass Railings: Clarity and Modernity

Glass railings deliver a seamless view and a sleek, modern aesthetic. Many home and deck owners favor this style for its ability to make spaces appear larger and more open. The transparency of glass railings ensures that the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape is not interrupted, making them a perfect choice for homes with breathtaking views. Privacy, of course, must be considered – and maintenance, while relatively simple, may need to be more frequent. Regular cleanings are a must to ensure continuous clarity​​.

Rod Railings: Strength and Elegance

Combining strength with minimalist design, stainless steel rod railings provide robust support and durability. Quick to install, rod railings do not require continuous tension adjustments, making them a lower-maintenance option over time. Ideal for harsher environments, rod railing systems are rust and corrosion-resistant, offering a sleek and sturdy alternative to more traditional options.

Cable Railings: Our Top Choice

Renowned for their durability, low maintenance, and unobstructed views they provide, cable railing systems deliver a clean, modern appearance that enhances the appearance of any deck.

Using stainless steel cables in place of traditional supports, cable railings are particularly appealing for their industrial aesthetic, which has transitioned from commercial to residential settings. Their many plusses include:

  • Low Maintenance: Made from corrosion-resistant materials, cable railings require only occasional cleaning and tightening, saving homeowners on long-term upkeep costs.
  • Unobstructed Views: Although not transparent, like glass, the slender profile of cables nonetheless ensures minimal visual interference, making them an ideal choice for properties with scenic vistas.
  • Design Versatility: Cable railings can be integrated into various design schemes, from rustic to contemporary, providing a versatile option for any home​​​​​​.

While glass and rod railings offer numerous advantages, and are the preferred choice among many homeowners, cable railings stand out in a crowd thanks to their combination of aesthetic appeal, minimal upkeep, and the ability to preserve panoramic views. This makes them a highly recommended choice for homeowners looking to enhance their outdoor living spaces.

Ultimately, when it comes to choosing the best railings for your deck, personal taste is a huge contributing factor. Talk to the Cregger Construction team about your preferences and needs. We will help you select the best fit for your deck while ensuring you receive the highest quality craftsmanship, regardless of the option you choose. Reach out to our team today for a quote.