Deck Railing Options to Elevate Your Outdoor Space

Deck Railing Options to Elevate Your Outdoor Space

Railing is a complementary feature to complete your backyard decking project. There are multiple ways to create a personalized aesthetic to match the look and feel of your home.

Whether your goal is to maintain a beautiful landscape view or simply elevate your backyard’s appearance, there is a deck railing solution for you.

Cable Railing

Cable railing is one of the most attractive options, allowing homeowners to simultaneously modernize their deck and preserve their scenic view.

Atlantis Rail Systems

A favorite among contractors due to its grab-and-go nature, Atlantic Cable Railing is versatile and easy to install. It comes in two thickness sizes and various styles which can be specially ordered.

With this type of deck railing, adding a hardwood top rail to match your decking is a popular choice. Plus, J&W Lumber stocks cable railing systems with pre-drilled posts, making it easy for customers and contractors to get their projects underway.

Here are the products to choose from:

● Rail Easy™ – Corrosion-resistant stainless steel tensioners and cable
● Rail Easy Spectrum™ – Pre-drilled metal rail posts used for top railings, corners, ends, and mid-posts
● HandiSwage™ – Durable and economical ⅛” cable components
● Sunrail Latitude™ – Stainless steel round posts with the availability of a top rail mounting plate for a wood handrail
● Sunrail Nautilus™ – Stainless steel railing and posts available polished or brushed

Aluminum Railing

When it comes to metal railing, J&W Lumber carries the Excalibur™ Wrought Iron Railing System, as well as the Avalon™ Aluminum Railing System, both by RDI Metal Works. While both are functional, durable, and stylish, Trex’s aluminum railing options continue to be the most sought after.

Trex Signature® Railing

The sleek, strong, powder-coated aluminum railing is stocked in black, but can be ordered in bronze or white. It’s available in two heights and three lengths and can be topped with a cocktail railing. Plus, it can be paired with the Trex rod rail system for a contemporary, long-lasting design.

Trex Select® T-Rail

For a classic black-and-white railing look, the T-Rail system is a complement to any style of deck and set at an affordable price. Elegant simplicity with trusted performance, this chic design is newer in availability.

TimberTech Impression Railing

Another popular aluminum railing option that’s moisture- and corrosion-resistant. Its panelized system makes for easy installation and doesn’t require fastening individual balusters. The powder-coated aluminum delivers high performance with the stately look of wrought iron.

Composite Railing

Composite railing can fit any home’s style. Typically used to create the horizontal deck railing trend, there’s a choice of colors and baluster size and shape. Trex is also preferred for this type of railing, though Fiberon and TimberTech offer quality selections as well.

Trex Select White Railing

Enjoy a clean, classic deck railing to match any deck design at an affordable price with easy installation.

Trex Transcend Railing

Same durable quality and appearance as the Trex Select but with more colors and profiles than any other deck railing available. It won’t warp or splinter and never needs painting or staining.

Glass Railing

The “wow” factor of glass railing has started to ramp up among homeowners. IG Railing™ is trending, although the Trex® Glass can be ordered as well to complement the Trex Signature® Railing with a full system debuting in 2024.

IG Railing™

A newer, eye-catching deck railing trend is the IG Railing. The frameless glass railing system is easy to install and affordable for the value received. Glass panels are secured by connectors and handrails with a LED globe lighting system that changes colors. This can be specially ordered for homeowners interested in a sleek, modern appearance.


The DEKOR Outdoor Lighting lineup of products can also be paired with the brand’s Perfect Panel Etched Glass Balusters to create the same type of effect. Choose from different heights, colors, and LED lights to create a unique railing setup for your deck.

Complete Your Backyard Look with Deck Railing

For every outdoor design preference, there is a deck railing to fit the profile. It adds to the overall appeal of your backyard with structural support that seamlessly completes the look.

Stop by your local J&W Lumber store today to see all the options we have in stock. Our friendly representatives are here to assist in helping you find the perfect choice.

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