Selecting the right deck railing can help accentuate your space, add to the functionality of your decking, and frame the views around you. While deck railings add to your deck’s overall design aesthetic, their main purpose is to protect you and your loved ones from any potential falls and injuries. For homeowners with kids and/or pets, it’s even more important to choose a deck railing with your little ones in mind.
At UglyDeck.com, we proudly offer our customers one of the best deck railings for safety on the market: Westbury aluminum railing. Here are five unique characteristics that make these deck railings best suited to keep your kids safe on your deck and keep your pets safe on your deck:
These maintenance-free deck railing styles are made from durable powder-coated aluminum, giving them the same impressive strength you want from metal materials. Unlike other metals, however, aluminum is naturally non-ferrous, making it resistant to rusting and able to stand up to the harsher weather conditions we have here in Minnesota. These Westbury railings are securely fastened to your decking material for a railing that will stay strong for the ones you love the most.
Westbury railings come in a variety of railing styles, allowing you to choose a railing that meets your design preferences and complements your home, as well as best serves your family’s safety needs. All Westbury railing styles provide sturdy spindles (i.e. balusters) that offer necessary support to protect you and your family from falling off the deck. These safe deck railings are appropriately spaced, eliminating the worry about curious kiddos getting their heads stuck between spindles and meeting all building and safety code requirements to ensure the railings can offer the needed support and keep your kids and pets safe while on deck.
In addition to proper spindle spacing, we always recommend our customers with children and pets opt for railing styles that sport vertical spindle positioning, as opposed to horizontal spindles, so you can rest assured your little ones can’t climb the railings like a ladder, minimizing even more security risk. With our Westbury collection, we offer plenty of safe vertical deck railing styles, including vertical cable railings and glass railings!
With children and pets by your side all summer long, you don’t want to worry about whether their little fingers or paws are vulnerable to splinters as they touch and use the railings. Because these deck railings are made from powder-coated aluminum, you don’t have the splintering that’s associated with traditional wooden decks, allowing your family to focus on having fun and making memories all summer long.
If you’re looking for a no muss, no fuss deck railing for safety, look no further! These Westbury deck railings are maintenance-free, allowing you more time to do the things you love with your kids and furry ones, and less time sanding, staining, sealing, etc. as wooden railings require. While this certainly offers convenience and freedom, it’s also an equally important benefit to the long-term safety of your decking. Over time, traditional wooden railing requires tedious maintenance to ensure it remains structurally sound. With Westbury’s safe deck railings, there’s no upkeep needed to ensure its integrity—a simple clean, and you’re good to go.
These maintenance-free deck railings are completely customizable, coming in a variety of railing styles and colors, allowing you to complement your home and accentuate your outdoor space. Additionally, there are several safe deck railing accessories that can be seamlessly added to your railings to boost the safety of the space for your kids and pets. With Westbury gates at the tops and bottoms of deck stairs, parents have more flexibility and peace of mind when they spend time outdoors with their families, knowing they can block access to the stairwell for their children and pets. If your family loves spending evenings on your deck, adding railing post lights and accent lights to your railings can help illuminate the space, so you can always keep an eye on the safety of your kiddos and furbabies.
As a trusted professional deck building and decking materials supplier since 2005, we here at UglyDeck.com understand just what you have on the line. Your family’s safety is always our number one priority, and we ensure it drives every discussion and decision surrounding your project. Our team of Twin Cities decking experts can help you select a railing style that provides the protection and security your family needs with the design appeal you want.
To get a feel for the different Westbury railing styles, visit one of our showrooms and play around with various decking materials and accessories, like gates, lighting, and more! For more inspiration, browse through our railing photo gallery and online store.
Whether you’re looking to replace an old railing system or planning a new deck design, we’d be honored to help you create an outdoor deck that’s truly a unique and safe space that your family and pets will love. Contact us today, or visit our website for more deck railing information and to request a free consultation and estimate on your decking project!