What types of deck railing covers are there?


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Different types of deck railing covers include wood, composite, metal, cable-rail and tempered glass. Other types are vinyl, plastic and PVC coated railing covers. Deck railing covers add a decorative touch to the whole decor.

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A wooden railing cover is the most inexpensive, simple and flexible cover for decks. It is either custom made or a mix of pre-made pieces to get the right look. It does require regular maintenance such as cleaning, staining or painting to look good and to be sturdy. Composite railing covers require little maintenance, and come in various styles to match coastal, colonial, contemporary and traditional decor.

Metal railing covers are available in aluminum, galvanized steel and iron. They are much slimmer compared to other railing covers which allows for better view outside. Cable-rail deck covers are expensive and have a sleek, industrial look that suits modern landscapes. Vinyl railing covers retain a crisp white appearance and are easy to clean. They are hollow and require more parts for assembly.

Tempered glass railing covers are usually supported with steel posts and clamps that add a modern look with minimal obstruction of view. Solid plastic railing covers are similar to composite cover, but they are more durable and long lasting. They require less maintenance and are easy to clean.

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