What is Deck Railing?

Deck Railing is a railing system that uses provides safety and support for your deck, patio, or balcony. They come in many different types of materials and designs.

Deck Railing Installation St. George

St. George growth has grown exponentially over the last couple years. There has been so much development that houses cannot be built fast enough. This has led to an uptick in decks, patios and balconies needing railing and handrailing systems. It’s important to choose a deck handrail installer that is licensed, provides excellent service, and is affordable. St. George railing is that company. We serve the St. George area and are thankful for the opportunity to live it this beautiful part of the world. We also serve Santa Clara, Ivins, Bloomington, Washington, Hurricane and all other service areas around.

Deck railing is very popular in St. George. As new modern house styles are built in the red rock, decks, patios and balconies often interweave with landscaping water features. Deck handrails are necessary to ensure the safety of your family and guests. LDS families tend to have a lot of kids, so having a durable deck railing system is an absolute necessity in southern Utah. 


Deck Railing System Cost

​ “How much do deck railings cost?” is a common question we get.

Unfortunately that’s a pretty loaded question, because there are many factors that go into the cost of a deck railing system. Its not a simple linear cost per foot as there are many factors. But to get an idea of material costs only, we will try to give an average estimate of what your deck railing might cost in St. George.

Deck handrail systems vary in cost depending on your installer, type of railing style, cost of materials selected, and the square footage of your preferred system.

The following factors are important when pricing your deck handrailing system:

  • Size and shape of your deck railing system
  • The style you want installed, glass, cable, metal, etc.
  • The chosen material for your handrail
  • The chosen material for your posts
  • The style or design choices you make for the posts
  • The height of the railing install
  • And other nuances that must be decided upon based on your style

There are many different choices for each of these. i.e.. choosing wood over metal posts may decrease your overall deck railing cost.

As a complete ballpark. An entire cable railing system for your deck could cost $75 – $220 per linear foot. And that’s just for materials.

Choosing Post Type for Your Deck Railing

Deck railing can be installed using a variety of posts. Using Wood for your posts will cheaper than aluminum or stainless steel, but will be far less durable. Deck railing also needs to look fantastic, as it compliments your deck. Your needs may cause the cost to vary greatly.  

Aluminum Cable Railing Posts

Deck railing systems require durability. We highly recommend aluminum posts, as they are the most cost effective option while also provided the best strength and endurance for those hot days. Aluminum comes with extra strength and security for your railing system. Aluminum railing is great for St. George and the absolute go to for southern Utah. Aluminum can also be used both in and outdoors making it incredibly versatile. We highly recommend Aluminum handrails for your metal railing or cable railing install.

Stainless Steel Cable Railing Posts

Stainless Steel Cable Railing is the most expensive of your cable railing options. It has incredible strength and durability.  It will cost $140-220 per linear foot, depending on the grade of your chosen stainless steel. Stainless steel is a stellar option for outdoor/exterior railing installs that are not close to water. 


Commercial Deck Railing

Commercial deck railing projects have strict code to adhere to. This is where you’ll want to have an installer such as St. George Railing to come out and install your project. Industrial railing is needs an expert to protect from liability. You need to provide safety and durability to your building. 

We have completed many commercial railing projects and work with both small and large companies. Whatever your handrailing project needs, we’ve got you covered! Contact us today for your free quote!

Residential Deck Railing

While commercial deck projects prioritize safety for legal protection, residential customers tend to pick a balance of aesthetic appeal and safety.

Residential deck railings are typically made of metal, aluminum, or vinyl. Metal railing is typically coated in vinyl for a more finished look and to prevent rust. Aluminum railing is often finished with an electro-galvanizing process to inhibit corrosion.

Deck Stair Railing

Decks are the perfect summertime hangout, and for safety reasons, a sturdy railing is essential. There are a lot of different types of stair railing options to choose from. When designing your deck, think about what you’re looking for in a railing before deciding on a style. Are you looking for safety over aesthetics? What’s your budget? What materials is your deck made of? These are all things to consider when choosing the design of your stair railing.

Types of Deck Railing

Cable Deck Railing

Stainless steel cable deck railing systems are safe and durable. Stainless steel cable for deck railing systems can be made to have corrosion resistance. Stainless steel is a great choice for your deck railing because of visibility, and low maintenance.

Stairs are a large part of deck designs with cable railing systems. Keep cost in mind as stairs can complicate how your cable install will proceed. 

Glass Railing

They are designed to provide safety and security for people who are using your deck. They offer many design options, including railings that can be customized with any type of glass you want. Glass railing is great for visibility, and used frequently on decks in St. George.

Metal Railing

Metal deck railing systems are an excellent choice for your home. They are strong and durable, and will stand up to rain, snow, wind, and sun. Metal railing systems for decks are made of steel or aluminum tubing, which is then welded together at the joints. There is a range of different rails available in different lengths as well as customized options for the handrail on your stairs or deck. Options include, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Composite Railing

Composite railing systems are the new trend in decking. They look great and are easy to install. One of the best features is that you can custom make your railing to match your home’s style and taste. There are many design options available for composite railings, a few examples are square, round, or contemporary.

Cable Deck Railing


St. George has just a few dedicated railing companies. Unfortunately, many people opt to go with a friend, or a neighbor or someone they know that “knows what they are doing” almost always has long-term consequences in the form of needed repairs, bad installation, or poor design and material choices. 

Its important for you to pick the best railing company in St. George for your railing installation. That company is St. George Railing. No matter your railing, or handrailing needs, we have you covered. We provide excellent service, quick railing installs, and affordable service. Ready to get a railing system? Get a Free Instant Quote today!


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