Types of Deck Railing and Styles

Deck railings are available in a range of materials, such as composite, PVC, Vinyl and aluminum. For an appearance that is unique to you, you can also choose from several infill and top rail styles.


Note: Depending on the railing system you select, not every component in your rail system will necessarily be made of aluminum or composite. Within some railing systems, you can mix and match deck railing materials.


Although the two major materials in our portfolio are aluminum and composite, your final railing system may incorporate both of them as well as unique infill choices like cable and glass.


To help you create your ideal deck, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common deck railing styles, including infill designs and railing materials.

Parts of Deck Railing Explained

Choose Your Railing Material:


Composite Railing

  • Long-lasting beauty – Composite material provides exceptional durability, ensuring that your railing will continue to look attractive for years to come.
  • Low-maintenance: Does not need to be stained or sealed like typical wood.
  • Many design options – Combine various colors and materials to create a railing that embodies your unique taste.

Infill Options

Composite Ballusters
Aluminum Ballusters
Glass Panels

Aluminum Railing

  • Aluminum is durable and stable throughout the entire railing system.
  • Durability – Powder-coated aluminum is resistant to weathering and moisture damage.
  • Compatible with some composite components – Aluminum railing can be mixed and matched with some composite components to create a really unique appearance.