Railings are a vital part of your deck structure, but they don’t have to be totally utilitarian. As a designer, I love using railings that complement and harmonize with my deck designs, so between the versatility of Regal aluminum railing, its reliability, and its ease of installation this one is really a no-brainer. When selecting a railing to complement a project, I ask myself how it’ll look not only while standing on the deck, but also when viewing the deck from inside the home or looking up from the yard. Is the deck perfectly situated to take in a gorgeous view? Consider glass railings to open things up. What colors are predominant in the decking and home design? You want your client’s railing color to harmonize or accentuate, not clash. Does the home have a particular style and look that could be enhanced with special decorative railing elements?
On the end user side, the homeowner will not only love having an attractive railing that keeps their families safe and complements their home, they’ll also be big fans of the low maintenance aspect and 20 year warranty. Aluminum railings are sure to look as great as the day they were installed even years later, so the homeowner will be sure to be thinking fondly of you when it’s time to update their yard again down the line! Sturdy, high quality materials are a great way to help capture this type of valuable repeat business, along with the word-of-mouth that will build from years of your clients’ happy outdoor living experience.
Until next time,
– Paul Lafrance
About Paul Lafrance
Paul Lafrance is the creator, owner, and CEO of Paul Lafrance Design. With more than fifteen years of generating innovative and state-of-the-art custom deck designs, he is no stranger to the decking and landscaping world. He has successfully designed and built over a thousand decks across Southern Ontario — plus, he has designed thousands more across North America. With designs that are always original, each project offers its own uniqueness and the beauty that has come to define a Paul Lafrance Deck.
Paul is the host of HGTV’s Decked Out, Disaster Decks, and Deck Wars as well as one of the judges on Canada’s Handyman Challenge. You can catch Paul on his new HGTV series, Custom Built, which features innovative interior designs and home makeovers, done in the Paul Lafrance Style.