The handrails on the deck you choose will determine the style of your deck. The materials can be purchased at home improvement stores or online, which makes handrail cover for an easy do-it-yourself project. Wood deck railing come in many styles and can be used to enclose the covers. They usually measure 36 or 42 inches tall and can be dyed to match the floor of the cover. Narrow spindles closely spaced contemporary look, while Chippendale designs look traditional. If the handrail is painted, the cover of a porch like feeling is given.
Lattice and wood deck railing is a good option for families with small children. The cross-hatched criss-cross design allows breezes to pass through, but keeps children safely on the deck. The lattice, which can be dyed or painted, also provides some visual interest to the cover. Lattice comes in different heights, so the design of the cover can be customized.
For an elegant and modern look, metal deck railings are available online in modular systems. Stainless steel is quite contemporary looking, as well as maintenance-free, rust-free and long-lasting. Metal rails with powder coating are another option, and they come in many colors. Wrought iron railings have a more rustic look. Any of these materials can be used alone or in combination with top rails and wood deck railing poles.