A deck without railings is something that we do not recommend. Most homeowners will add railings. But there are some people who may think that adding a railing is not useful. Well, think again! It is absolutely important. Just think about it for a second and you’ll understand what we are talking about.
Building a deck adds a tremendous amount of value to your home. A beautiful deck makes your house more beautiful and elegant. So a house with a beautiful deck is more valuable than a house with no deck. But if the deck has no railings, then it looks incomplete. If the deck is incomplete, then it just doesn’t look good. So it’s obvious that you’ll need to add railings.
But beautifying the house is not the only reason why you should add railings. You should also do it for safety. If you have little kids in your house, then it becomes extremely important for you to add railings. In fact, you must add railings in that case. if you don’t, then the kids may fall off the deck. Let’s face it. Kids are prone to accidents and it’s a fact that we all know. Even adults may face this problem. So the bottom line is that you need to add railings.
Now let’s talk about adding ramps to your deck. Building ramps may not be as crucial as building railings but we will still recommend it strongly. If you have someone old in your family(who needs a wheelchair to move around), then it’s extremely important for you to add a ramp. Now, let’s think about another scenario. If you or someone in your family is injured because of an accident and the person needs a wheelchair, then you will have to build the ramp. So it always a good idea to add the ramp as early as possible.