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Make Your Deck Accessible

Oct 27, 2023

Deck By The Board Store Home Improvements In La Crosse, WI


Turn Your La Crosse, WI Deck Into A
Safe Oasis With Quality Railings

How To Make Your Deck Safer With
Railings In La Crosse County


When you are building a new deck for your La Crosse, WI home, there are a few things that need to be considered. A new deck offers an opportunity for homeowners to get creative.

The Board Store Home Improvements loves helping homeowners design a deck that is the perfect layout, size, and style for their unique needs. One of the most important decisions for a homeowner to make when designing their deck is the style and type of railings that they want to be installed.

Railings can offer a unique feature to your deck and make it stand out in your yard. But they are also a vital part of your deck’s safety and accessibility. Safety is often at the forefront of our minds. So, what should you think about when installing railings to your deck to make them as safe as possible?

Follow this simple guide to find out more before visiting The Board Store Home Improvements.


Choosing The Right Material For Your Deck’s Railings

The type of materials you choose for your railings can make a huge difference for your deck. As with anything else, it’s vital to choose materials that are durable and reliable.

They need to be able to provide a barrier on your deck without making the space feel closed off. There are many choices when it comes to installing railings on your deck, but not all of them offer the same benefits and convenience.

While a common choice for many years, wood railings have faded in popularity due to necessary maintenance and limited options. A building permit is required for most decks, and following code requirements ensures that the railings provide the safety you need. Aluminum railings come in a variety of styles and colors and are engineered to meet code requirements. They are attractive, easy to care for, and will maintain their attractive appearance for decades. Keep your friends and family safe with a properly constructed railing.

We also offer spindle and cable railings to La Crosse County homeowners. These options are durable, convenient, and stylish. They can provide a more open appearance while keeping you and your loved ones safe at all times.

Both of these available materials are designed to stand up to the unpredictable weather in La Crosse County and are made to be extremely low maintenance. You can count on them to keep you safe and make your deck more accessible.


Choosing The Ideal Height For Your Deck’s Railings

The height of deck railings is generally set by code, and manufactured railing systems are built to meet the code requirements. Typically, railings are 36 inches, which ensures safety without compromising your view. The Board Store Home Improvements helps determine what height is the best option for you and will install your railings with precision to ensure that they are safe and up to code.


Don’t Forget About Handrails On
Your La Crosse, WI Deck

If you install a deck that has stairs or multiple levels, it is vital that you install handrails to make the deck more accessible for everyone to use.

Handrails are not only a safety feature that every homeowner needs to consider, but they are also an additional style element that you can play around with. You can install different colors and design handrails to give your deck a unique flair while making it safe for your friends and family to enjoy.

One of the experts at The Board Store Home Improvements will help you explore your various railing options for your unique deck and choose something that makes you feel the safest and gives your deck the distinctive look you have always hoped for.

Ready to build a beautiful one-of-a-kind deck for your La Crosse, WI home? Turn to The Board Store Home Improvements for your free estimate today.

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