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Choose Easy Deck Railing for Simplicity & Style

March 25, 2022
Easy deck railing ideas by TimberTech

If you’re looking for easy deck railing, you likely want a railing that’s simple and stylish. Many easy deck railing ideas offer straightforward DIY projects for homeowners, whether they’re easy to install, easy to order, easy to customize, or a combination. The right railing system for your backyard will depend on your preferred style and capabilities.

To help you find the right easy deck railing, we’ve gathered three options based on:

  1. The easiest to install
  2. The easiest to order
  3. The easiest to customize

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1.) Easiest Deck Railing to Install: Impression Rail Express®

Easy deck railing ideas include Impression Rail Express Drink Rail in Dark Bronze

If you want an easy deck railing to DIY, choose TimberTech® Impression Rail Express®. Thanks to its panelized railing system, Impression Rail Express installation is straightforward and simple.

What Makes Impression Rail Express Easy to Install

Features a panelized railing system where the balusters come as one panel that can be installed into the top and bottom rails (as opposed to installing each baluster individually).
✓ Customizable 30 – 40 degree stair panels that can be adjusted 10 total degrees to suit your stair design.
✓ 3 top rail options — Classic, Drink Rail, and Modern— that feature the same install features so you can customize your design without compromising install ease.

Easy deck railing ideas like Impression Rail Express make code compliance easier

Keeping Deck Railing Simple

All TimberTech railing systems, when assembled properly, are designed to meet the most common deck railing code requirements.

However, always be sure to check with your local building codes department before beginning any deck project to check for any requirements specific to your area.

2.) Easiest Railing to Order: RadianceRail Express® Smart Set

Easy deck railing ideas for ordering include the RadianceRail Express Smart Set

When it comes to ordering your railing, most railing systems require you to order every piece individually — which is ideal if you’re opting to customize your railing components. However, if you’re looking for a simple, sophisticated design with a streamlined ordering process, then the RadianceRail Express® Smart Set is for you.

Benefits of the RadianceRail Express Smart Set

Embrace the classics with the traditional milled look of the RadianceRail Express top rail.
Streamlined ordering process that features all the components (except the terminating posts, skirts, and post caps) needed to build your railing, including the top and bottom rails, balusters, post sleeves, hardware, and foot blocks.
✓ Top and bottom rails come with pre-drilled baluster holes for straightforward installation.
No need to sand, stain or seal for protection thanks to durable composite material composition that features far greater stain and weathering resistance than traditional wood.
Composite railing system featuring an attractive sculpted top rail with a milled wood look.

3.) Easiest Railing for Customization: Classic Composite Series

Easy deck railing ideas for customization include the Classic Composite Series Drink Rail

If easy customization for a unique railing design is your highest priority, opt for the TimberTech Classic Composite Series. Whether you prefer a traditional railing or a contemporary look, the universal bottom rail featured in the Classic Composite Series allows you to easily customization your railing with multiple infill options. For this series, keep in mind that certain customization options may be more difficult to install than others. Working with a contractor can ensure your railing gets built right — without having to lift a finger.

How to Customize Your Composite Railing

Easy deck railing customizations allow you to choose your top rail

1.) Choose Your Top Rail

Pick either a Traditional, Modern, Drink Rail, or another top rail design for your perimeter.

easy deck railing customizations allow you to choose your color

2.) Choose Your Color

Complement your deck and yard with a railing in Matte White, white, black, or another color.

Easy deck railing customizations allow you to choose your infill

3.) Choose Your Infill

Find the best infill for your railing with either cable rail, glass, or traditional balusters.

And that’s it — with these 3 simple steps you’ll have a totally curated, unique deck perimeter to call your own. If you’re looking for further customization, the Classic Composite Series also allows you to customize the post sleeves, caps, and skirts on your deck rail for an extra touch of color and style. You can even add lighting options to illuminate your deck for added ambience and safety.

Mix & Match Your Deck Railing Materials

Explore all your customization options to design the perfect perimeter for your outdoor space.

Get easy deck railing ideas featuring mixed material railing designs

Find Inspiration With Easy Deck Railing Ideas

Mid-level composite deck featuring a black and white composite railing design

Your railing design will not only depend on your style preferences, but also on your priorities: is easy installation, streamlined ordering, or customization most important to you? Explore easy deck railing ideas that span degrees of difficulty to get a sense of your options.

Explore Your Easy Deck Railing Options With TimberTech

Gray composite deck with a crisp white composite railing and black balusters

Now that you’re more familiar with easy deck railing options to install, order, and customize, you’re ready to find the right railing to suit your style, budget, and capabilities. Download the railing guide to further explore your options and design the perfect railing for your deck.

Find the Right Railing for You

The beauty of a railing’s many parts? Ample opportunity to customize to your personal style. Browse our Railing Guide for insight and inspiration.

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