composite versus plastic porch railings

composite deck railings. a newer alternative, used around old faithful, is something of a hybrid. in most composites, plastic is mixed with wood fibers to create prefabricated railings that look like wood but won't rot, warp, split or succumb to insects. the dozens of composite deck railing products on the .

(check out fiberon symmetry railing, with its industry-leading 12-foot line span.) maintenance: when it comes to low maintenance railing, you can't beat composites. unlike wood railing, composite railing never need painting, staining, or refinishing and let's face it, no one likes repainting railing! plus .

feels more like wood than plastic railings. wider color selection than vinyl. unlike wood, won't split, crack, or warp. trex railings can't be ordered in curved sections, but can be bent using heat to create curves. cons relatively expensive. because wood composites contain organic material, they can .

this testing states that the composite, vinyl or aluminum railing is designed to withstand a 200lb point load. this is the standard used in ontario for railings. the next deck i build will use this new co-extruded railing system; i am all in favor of the longevity and reduced maintenance these system offer.