The good news is that most exterior handrails systems are sold in do-it-yourself kits with good directions, aimed at the average homeowner. They are usually fairly easy to assemble. Cable rails give a woven, basket-like armor appearance to the opening and yet are still safer than traditional handrails due to the fact that the fibers are both horizontal and vertical, not just vertical. This would be an excellent option for Families with small children in the house.
Exterior handrails composites can also be beautiful. Constructed from recycled plastic and wood, they are usually more expensive than wood, but they are well-liked for their almost maintenance-free feature. Many are known to not fade into the color or decay, and are an insect repellent. Only mold can be a problem, so a wise homeowner should read and compare the warranties of similar products.
By the way, the warranties relating to composite materials of wood can last as long as 20 to 25 years. Other exterior handrails ideas of the deck to hit the market are those of glass and aluminum. The glass handrails like the ones shown in the photo below are a great view in one place. They can be better for use in adults, since a child can accidentally walk in them.