Any time you are designing a new deck, you need to remember to include the finishing touches like Fortress railing. Adding railing around the perimeter of the deck helps prevent accidental falls, since most decks are raised off the ground. You should also consider using this style of railing stairs leading up or down to the main deck areas.
Fortress railing is iron railing which is pre-galvanized, and it includes zinc phosphate, DuPont® e-coat and DuPont® powder coated iron. It is one of the strongest iron railing systems on the market today. Using this style of railing gives you many options for customizing and creating your own unique and beautiful finished deck. Unlike installing individual wood sections, the railing is easy to install, because it comes in 6 foot and 8 foot welded panels. Each section of railing includes a 10 year limited manufacturer warranty.
You can use any type of wood decking to complement your iron railing system, such as Ipe, Cumaru, Cedar, or Garapa, as well as other woods. All that is required for installing your new railing system is to attach it to your railing posts following the instructions in the installation guide. You are also able to place finishing pieces over the top of the railing sections, once it is in place, or install railing caps to dress up the top of your rails using decorative tops. Options include circles, rails, and scroll patterns for your tops. The tops are designed to integrate seamlessly with your railing system and make it appear as single piece.