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When it comes to building deck handrails, no two rails are the same – and for good reason; no two decks are the same! In fact, well-constructed deck handrails take three things into consideration in order to provide the best look, layout, and function:

  • Height – Believe it or not, the height of deck handrails is an important factor in their construction for two reasons. One, they serve as an important safety feature for which the right height is necessary to avoid falls. Height also plays a role in the deck handrails as people go up and down the steps so they are easy to grip.

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  • Size – Along the same lines, you don’t want your deck handrails to be disproportionate to the rest of the deck. This also ensures the necessary safety precautions and ease of use.
  • Shape – While this may not be immediately apparent, depending on the size and shape of the deck and its relationship to the ground, the shape of the deck handrails will also play a role. From curving outward to create a sense of space to having multi-tiered bars that line the deck area, the shape complements the deck and makes the entire outdoor space more ergonomic.

At Pegram Builders, we are masters of deck construction and have many years of experience providing custom deck handrails for our customers. If you are interested in building a deck and want to know more about how we can help you accomplish your goals, contact us today to schedule a consultation.