DuraLife™ Expands Product Offering with Two New Railing Lines


Expansion Provides Additional Railing Material Choices and Price Points for Homeowners

BIDDEFORD, Maine - October 10, 2018 - DuraLife™, a leading manufacturer of durable composite decking and railing products, announced today that it is expanding its deck railing product offering with two news lines called Merrimackand Nantucket. The new railing products perfectly complement the company’s composite decking line and create a suite of railing products in three different materials and price points. The new railing systems will be unveiled at the Duralife booth (#1704) at the October Deck Expo / Remodeling Show in Baltimore (Oct. 10-11) where builders, contractors and distributors will be able to see and experience them for the first time. For more information, visit www.duralifedecking.com.

“When it comes to selecting decking and railing, we want to make it easy for contractors and homeowners to find exactly what they’re looking for and at a price that works for them and their clients,” said Jim Poulin. “We provide that choice with our decking - offering three unique deck board profiles in a variety of colors and price points. With the addition of the Nantucket and Merrimack Railing systems, we are now able to give contractors and homeowners multiple railing choices as well, in a variety of materials and at three different price points.”

The MerrimackRailing System is made of a non-wood PVC composite. Available in a bright white finish, the traditional classic railing design will complement any home style. Merrimack features a contoured top rail, a hidden fastening rail connection system and an innovative (optional) drink rail deck board adapter allowing contractors to easily match the top of the railing to any DuraLife decking color to create an elegant, cohesive design. The easy-to-install deck board adapter fits securely on top of the rail, creating a flat surface for deck board installation. Available in 6’, 8’ and 10’ rail kits (36” and 42” heights), and 6’ and 8’ stair rail kits, Merrimack also has matching post tops that can be ordered with or without LED lighting.

Made of a powdered-coated aluminum, an increasingly popular deck railing material, the new Nantucket Railing System pairs beautifully with more contemporary and high-end architecturally designed homes. It is available in a matte black, matte bronze and matte white finish. To ensure durability, especially in seacoast installations, Nantucket has been tested to withstand salt spray, up to 10,000 hours. Screws are not required to attach the balusters (3/4”) to the rails (36” and 42” heights). Instead, an innovative, patented locking strip secures the balusters and rails together with a simple snap. Like the new Merrimack system, Nantucket also offers an optional drink rail deck board adapter so that the top of the rail can be matched precisely to any DuraLife deck boards. The Nantucket system is available in 6’ and 8’ rail kits and a 6’ stair rail kit. The new railing features extruded posts with a matching pyramid-style post cap and collar and a flat top rail design.


The two new railing systems join DuraLife’s existing Rockport™ Railing System, a millwork- quality cellular PVC formulation with an aluminum-reinforced core for maximum strength and durability. With its streamlined, modern look featuring flat top rails, the Rockport railing system adds an elegant finish to any deck, while meeting both residential and commercial structural building code requirements. It is easy to install and uses hidden stainless-steel mounting hardware to provide a clean-lined aesthetic. Additionally, for the homeowner who wants view maximizing cabled railing, the Rockport Railing System can be ordered pre-drilled for cable installation, saving contractors time and money. The system is available in a paintable matte-white finish with matching pyramid style post caps and collars and resembles painted wood. Created to provide a level rail span of up to 10-feet, the system has 6', 8' and 10' rail kits and 6' and 8' stair rail kits; in either 36" and 42" high rails.

The Nantucket and Merrimack Railing Systems will be available to the trade in March of 2019. All three railing systems from DuraLife carry a limited lifetime warranty. 

About DuraLife™ Decking and Railing

DuraLife™, manufactured by Barrette Outdoor Living, is a leading supplier of composite decking, railing, and dock planks. The company operates a 100,000 square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Biddeford, Maine, and its products are sold throughout the U.S. and internationally through local building product retailers and lumberyards. For more information www.duralifedecking.com or (800) 866-8101.