A spacious, well designed and professionally built deck can add functionality and value to any home. If constructed properly with the right materials and expert craftsmanship, and regularly maintained, a deck can last for years. One popular feature that many consumers have asked for are wrought iron railings, which only add to the appeal of a beautiful deck and further enhance existing landscape design.
When it comes to wrought iron railings, decks, pergolas, and other outdoor construction projects, there’s only one company in the Greater Toronto Area with the right combination of knowledge, experience, and customer experience to pull it all together – and that’s M.E. Contracting.
Typical deck railings are made of wood, composite materials, or even vinyl, and while these may be less expensive to install, wrought iron railings present numerous advantages that more than make up for the price difference.
Here are some benefits to consider before making your choice:
- Wrought iron railings are extremely versatile. They come in a variety of styles, from traditional to Victorian to Modern to everything in between. If your home’s architecture is Contemporary, then pair your wooden deck with wrought iron railings to enhance its beauty even more.
- Customization is another key feature of wrought iron railings. With expert design and manufacturing techniques, a number of ornamental features can be added to the final product, such as swirls, scrolls, animal or flower shapes – or even a family crest. These types of railings can also be enhanced with multiple colors, each one matching a home’s architecture and style from year to year.
- Wrought iron railings are legendary for their durability. Unlike wood, they resist moisture and other damage from the elements, and will not rot, splinter, or crack. These types of railings are also strong, and cannot be kicked over or bumped out of place. They also withstand high wind, and are a good option for elevated decks as they cannot be knocked down if someone or a heavy object like a barbecue grill or serving cart falls into them.
- Wood railings may crack and splinter over time, requiring stripping and refinishing every three to five years; vinyl railings will lose their color and may suffer from expansion or twisting when exposed to heat and humidity; but wrought iron railings have no similar weaknesses. Occasionally, their finish may chip off, but that can be easily touched up with paint and rust inhibitor.
If you have a wooden deck that seems “old” or doesn’t have the allure it once did, or would like to have one built, consider a spacious, multi-level model that includes durable, wrought iron railings from the design and installation experts at M.E. Contracting. Thanks to years of experience and the latest 3D-design software, our staff can show you a wide range of styles that will blend in with your current landscape or architecture at a price you can afford.
M.E. Contracting has been the premier outdoors landscaping contractor in the Greater Toronto Area for more than 10 years, proudly serving hundreds of customers in Thornhill, Markham and many other communities. Please contact us today for a free consultation or visit us online.