So many consumers are focused on the deck boards and what they look like when considering a new deck. If you think about it, the rail has many more options and is more visible than the deck in terms of “curb appeal” since your neighbors and people passing by can mostly see the rail and not the deck!
So while you can certainly choose between different color deck stains or composites, think about all of the different rail combinations that may compliment your deck and homes architecture. There is standard wood rail, wood rail with metal pickets, cable rail, vinyl rail, composite rail, aluminum rail, tempered glass inserts, and so on. There are so many more combinations of rail than deck and it really does make a huge aesthetic difference. Take a look at Archadeck of Charlotte’s photo gallery to many different combinations and get some great ideas! http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com