Safe Outdoor Space for Kids Created with Duradek and Durarail

Project: Rickety Wood Railings and Roof Deck Replacement; White Rock, BC

The Problem: Lack of Safe Outdoor Space for the Kids to Enjoy

West Coast weather had worn down the outdated wood railings on this house. The paint was peeling and the wood pickets were starting to splinter. But the aesthetic issues weren’t the immediate or biggest concern. The posts were rotting away which made them unreliable and unsafe for their young family. Replacing the railings quickly became a priority.

The homeowners wanted to create a more family-friendly outdoor space. They began to search for low maintenance options to update the outdoor living space of their home.

Tired of the constant upkeep that wood railings required, the homeowners gave Trevor from Deck Star Restorations a call.

Deck and Railing Renovation - Before Deck Star Restorations

Trevor came out to assess the deck and provided a free estimate on new Durarail low-maintenance aluminum railings and Duradek vinyl decking.

The combination of Duradek and Durarail could provide the low maintenance waterproof deck the homeowners were looking for. But most of all, it would be a safe place for their family to enjoy.

The Duradek Solution: Low Maintenance, Reliable, and Safe Outdoor Space

The homeowners chose Durarail’s Component Glass Railing System. It had the bright, open look of glass with a square black top rail for additional safety and support.

Unlike their wood railings, the newly installed powder-coated aluminum railings are weather resistant. They stand up to the West Coast weather without on-going maintenance or any risk of rot.

The glass system opened up their views and provided more wind protection for their balcony and covered roof deck than picket railing would have provided. More importantly, it provided a safe outdoor space for their family.

Adding Railings to Deck Renovation for safe outdoor space for kids
Once the waterproof vinyl was laid, fascia mounted aluminum railings were installed and ready for tempered glass inserts making a wonderfully safe outdoor space for kids.

The new fascia mounted railings gave their home a facelift and dramatically increased curb appeal — all while reducing the maintenance for the homeowners. Since no railings penetrated the waterproofing membrane, there is no need to inspect caulking yearly at the railing posts.

The final result was a safe, family-friendly outdoor space they can enjoy for decades.


By choosing Duradek and Durarail to complete their outdoor living space, these homeowners were able to have the warranties for both their deck waterproofing and their powder-coated aluminum glass railings come from a single source.

View or download the .pdf version of Case History #181 with project photos and installer details.

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