Need railing help

islandmom42August 6, 2010

We are in the beginning stages of planning a deck. I used gardenweb during our kitchen renovation and found these forums extremely helpful so I am looking for help again.

I think we will be going with a dark looking composite decking. My husband would like a railing that is white balusters with a dark top rail. I think we would like the railing to be a non-wood material. Can anyone suggest a railing system where we don't have to buy two products, to then mix & match what we want but toss the extras? Really appreciate any thoughts.


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when i was planning my deck I looked at several and would have selected Timbertech based on recommendation here and from people have have had composite decks (we ended up using Ipe in the end). I looked into moistureshield (recommended by J Hyatt) but they do not distribute locally. I would stay away from TREX (google "trex lawsuits")

I kept links to several websites that you may find helpful for design ideas and who have contributed to Gardenweb or Contractortalk

* John Hyatt: location Oklahoma City, OK

* Brooklyndecks: location Brooklyn, New York

* Deckkman22: location Austin,Texas

* Builtby Mac: location Eugene, Oregon

* Greg : location Bergen County, New Jersey (seems to do more composite)

Best wishes




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