Wood railing systems are a perfect option for homeowners in the greater Seattle area looking for a more traditional, craftsman style look for their home. Whether you’re wanting to add an elegant railing to your deck, outdoor stairway, or front porch, wood is a great choice because it is always in style.
At Rescom, our cedar and hardwood railings are not only durable and long-lasting, but they provide homeowners with a large number of luxurious options to complement the look and feel of their home. Our custom styled railing system will last for decades and will match the exterior of your home perfectly.
Custom Wood Deck & Stair Railings
Wood deck railings are a versatile option for your home or business that will perfectly complement your existing cedar or hardwood deck. If your existing material is something other than wood, it can be used to create a unique and diverse aesthetic to your home.
When combined with the various types of posts and infills available, your options for a completely distinct and custom deck or stairway railing design are virtually limitless. At Rescom Railing Systems, we employ a wide range of wood or aluminum posts, stainless steel cable, or even glass infills to craft cedar and hardwood railing systems that are completely unique to each client. We also accommodate custom orders that specifically request wrought iron balusters, custom top caps, newel posts, and others to create the exact railing system our clients desire.
If you’re looking to add a railing to your balcony, front porch, or concrete patio, Rescom Railing Systems has you covered. We can apply a new wood railing system to just about any existing structure you can think of.
Cedar wood is often chosen for its naturally beautiful color and grain, and is a common choice for home and business owners seeking a craftsman style look.
Cedar is also known for its durable and consistent strength that stands up to sanding and staining. It is resistant to decay, insect damage and moisture rot, making it ideal for the Puget Sound climate that is known for elevated moisture levels and rainfall. If properly cared for and maintained, cedar railings can last 20 years or more without losing attractiveness or integrity.
When pricing a wood railing system, cedar can be a bit more expensive than most pressure-treated wood options like fir or pine. Unlike cedar, the lower grades of lumber traditionally used in the less expensive wood can be prone to cracking and warping when exposed to the elements.
Brazilian hardwoods like Ipe, Tigerwood, and Garapa are highly sought after due to the luxurious beauty and long-lasting toughness of the materials.
In addition to its beautiful appearance, Brazilian hardwood is an ideal option for home and business owners seeking a tough and reliable railing material. It is immune to weather rot, molding, and insect damage, and durable enough to withstand hail storms and even fires. Hardwood is also coveted for its exceptionally long lifespan and can last for 30+ years if properly cared for and maintained.
While hardwood options are generally more expensive than cedar or common pressure-treated wood, they are renowned for their exotic and unique beauty as well as their extensive lifespan making them a worthwhile investment.