Over the last 10 years, the deck industry has developed a variety of attractive deck and patio railing systems. Because your deck’s rails will be one of the most visible features of your new deck, it is important to choose a rail that complements your decking material and the style and color scheme of your house. GM Construction will help you choose your color, style and accessories to help complement your home.
Some types of deck railings:
- Metal (Aluminum/Iron)
- Pressure Treated
Gates for Decks
Many times we are asked to build gates for containing pets or children. We do not recommend custom gates because they compromise the long-term value and function of your deck. Instead, we recommend acquiring a temporary gate (link this word to a photo) that gets the job done and looks good.
There are a number of ways of incorporating lighting into your deck. Highlight steps and doorways for safety, put a spotlight near cooking and conversation areas or add warmth and appeal of a soft glow in your sitting area.
Post Cap Lighting
Ornamental and functional, post cap lights put the finishing touch on your deck décor by taking their place atop the posts that punctuate your deck railing. The options for adding ambiance, character and style multiply when you consider complementary counterparts in rail lighting.
Solar Deck Lighting
Solar deck lighting creates a soft glow that’s best suited to accent lights and ambiance. Charging and run times depend on the season and location, so greater exposure to sunlight produces longer run times at night.
Side-mounted, low-voltage sconces on deck railing posts provide a complementary glow to matching post caps. A range of styles makes it easy to illuminate your deck for utility, decorative accents or warm highlights. Rail lighting is also called eye lash lighting.
Recessed lighting blends smoothly into stairways and steps – mounted in the risers or underneath the steps – increasing safety while adding beauty and harmony to your deck activities. Some recessed LED lights can be used to highlight accent railing or other features that you love about your deck.
LED Deck Lights
LED lights are the new way to go green with your lighting plan! They are an efficient light source that remains cool to the touch, yielding a longer lifespan and reduced energy costs throughout the lifetime of your system. Did you know that LED lamps use 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and are rated for 50,000 hours of use?
House and Hanging Lights
Add another facet to your deck lighting plan with wall mounted and hanging lights. They will take your lighting to another level with more ways to emphasize doorways, cooking areas and other special features of your deck.