Safety First: Why You Should Have Deck Handrails

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Decks are a beautiful addition to any home, but there are surprisingly many elements of a good deck that homeowners often don’t think about. One of these important yet oft forgotten aspects is a handrail.

Safety First: Why You Should Have Deck Handrails

Deck handrails serve many different purposes, some of which you may not think about at first. Here are some of the benefits you could gain by installing a handrail for your deck:

  • Safety: First and foremost, handrails offer protection. Raised decks add a layer of sophistication to a home, but small children or pets can misstep and injure themselves falling off of them. Deck handrails help protect your family from these potential dangers. In addition, decks can get slick during rainy months, so having something to hold on to will benefit you and your guests and help you enjoy your deck safely.
  • Privacy: If you enjoy lounging on your deck, railings can also provide an element of privacy from the neighborhood. You don’t have to feel uncomfortable being on the deck; handrails will block the view from others while still giving you the space to appreciate the fresh air.
  • Practicality: If you have guests often, deck handrails can be a great place for your guests to leash their dogs, rest their drinks, or lean over while taking in the view. Best of all, a handrail doesn’t take up extra space, and it can add to the beauty of your property all the while.

There’s plenty of reasons why deck handrails will benefit your property. If you have a deck but haven’t installed handrails yet, it’s not too late! Give us a call, and we’ll help keep your home safe while keeping it looking fresh.