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:
- The easiest to install
- The easiest to order
- The easiest to customize
1.) Easiest Deck Railing to Install: Impression Rail Express®
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.
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
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
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
1.) Choose Your Top Rail
Pick either a Traditional, Modern, Drink Rail, or another top rail design for your perimeter.
2.) Choose Your Color
Complement your deck and yard with a railing in Matte White, white, black, or another color.
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.
Find Inspiration With Easy Deck Railing Ideas
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.
Pictured: Classic Composite Series Premier Rail in White with white composite balusters
Design a classy and traditional space to relax in with crisp white composite railing.
Easy ordering with the RadianceRail Express Smart Set
Pictured: Impression Rail Express® Modern Top Rail in Black with glass panel infill
CLEAR & CLEAN SIGHTLINES
Emphasize the beauty of your yard with minimalist black metal railing and glass panel infills.
Easy install with Impression Rail Express
Pictured: Classic Composite Series Contemporary Rail in Black with stainless steel cable rail infill
EMPHASIZE HORIZONTAL LINES
Create a bold, modern perimeter with horizontal lines, a continuous top rail, and stainless-steel cable infill.
Easy customization with the Classic Composite Series
Pictured: Impression Rail Express Drink Rail in Black with black aluminum balusters
INVITE CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
Define the perimeter of your yard with slim aluminum railing that lets the view shine through.
Easy install with Impression Rail Express
Explore Your Easy Deck Railing Options With TimberTech
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.