Our Residential Team specializes in exterior railing for decks, walkways, and stairs. These types of railings are built from three basic components; the Post, the Infill and the top cap. When choosing which railing system to install, it is important to consider what components will best complement the surrounding materials and architectural style of your project.
The first thing you will want to decide on is the post material. The posts can come in a variety of materials ranging from Cedar or Hardwood to Aluminum, Stainless Steel or Composite. We even have a postless option for one of our glass railings.
Post Material Options:
Stainless Steel Post
The post is what will be secured to the deck, stairs or ground and there are several options on how the posts can be attached. Depending on what you prefer the post can be secured to the top of the deck or stairs with a surface mount, or to the side of the deck or stairs with either a flush mount or Fascia mount. Mounting style is mainly based on aesthetic preference, but you do get a little added space with a surface or facisa mount compare to a surface mount because the post is moved to the outside of the structure that you are mounting the railing on. It’s about a 4in difference depending on post type which can add up over a whole project.
The next component that will need to be decided on is the infill. This is the middle section that connects the posts. There are a variety of materials that you can choose from, but the most common infill styles consist of Picket, Glass, and Cable. Depending on your choice of post the infill may vary with some customizations available.
Top Cap Selection:
The final component that you will need to figure out is the Top Cap. The Top Cap is the piece that runs along the top of the railing. Some railing infills come with a Top Rail and don’t require an additional Top Cap. The Top Cap can be a variety of materials including composite decking to match your deck, cedar, hardwood, and aluminum and steel on those types of railings.
Why ResCom Railing Systems
Whether it’s installing on a new project or replacing the old, Rescom railing will stand the test of time. If you have any further question please feel free to reach out to us at (253) 999-9807 or reach out to us for a free Estimate By clicking the link below.
For more information on the different types of railing we offer and more detailed information on the different types of infill, and top caps you can choose from please check the links below.
- Stainless Steel
- Crystal Glass