Three New DuraLife Railing Options for 2019


Presenting homeowners with a variety of composite deck railing options is a great way for deck builders to “seal the deal”on future work. That’s because it gives customers more choices and a truer sense of what their finished outdoor living space will look like. While the beauty of new hardwood composite decking is apparent to anyone viewing it next to a traditional pressure treated deck, its often the accessories – including unique railing systems – that provide the real wow factor for homeowners and their guests.

More Deck Railing Styles to Match any Outdoor Décor

With the introduction of high quality, low maintenance composite decking, such as durable DuraLife® Hardwoods™ and eco-friendly Landscapes™ decking, deck builders are creating outdoor living spaces that truly function as an extension of the home. On top of these stable, barefoot friendly outdoor platforms, homeowners can now choose from a wide variety of styles and materials when it comes to the railings, handrails and balusters that surround the new composite deck.

For 2019, DuraLife® is offering three dynamic railing systems for homeowners to choose from. The Merrimack™, Nantucket™, and  Rockport™deckrailing systemsall provide the option to use a DuraLife composite deck board as the top rail, opening up a number of great design possibilities.

The Nantucket Rail – The Best for Coastal Installations

The Nantucket™ system's powder coated aluminum has been tested to resist over 10,000 hours of salt spray, making it ideal for coastal locations. Homeowners can rest easy knowing that the Nantucket railing system is designed to withstand the harshest outdoor weather conditions and still look great season after season. Featuring a unique, patented installation system, the Nantucket system uses an innovative locking strip that locks the balusters and rails together from the inside out. This ingenious design eliminates the need for screws, which can become rusty, unsightly and dangerously loose over time.

Available in several color options, including matte black, matte bronze and white, DuraLife’s Nantucket rails come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

The Merrimack Rail – Strong and Beautiful Composite PVC Railings

The DuraLife Merrimack™ Railing is made from a specially engineered PVC composite material that won't absorb moisture and reduces the rattles and squeaks commonly associated with vinyl railing. Available in classic white, the Merrimack PVC railing system features hidden bracket hardware and a contoured rail design with impressive architectural details. This beautiful, functional design also meets commercial requirements for structural integrity and strength. DuraLife’s Merrimack composite deck railing system installs easily using an innovative dovetail, level rail brackets and collars that allow deck builders to simply slide a fully assembled rail section into the adjacent post without adding any unsightly (and cumbersome) mounting hardware.

Homeowners can choose from multiple post caps, collars and accessories to match post sizes from 4”x4” to 5”x5” and 6”x6”. Options such as adding post LED lighting or using a matching DuraLife composite deck board for the top rail provides the perfect environment for outdoor entertaining. The Merrimack railing system also offers a matching gate and an ADA code-compliant secondary handrail option. 

The Rockport™ Rail – Millwork Quality Details in Long Lasting PVC

The new Rockport railing system from DuraLife™ features a millwork quality, cellular PVC formulation combined with architecturally pleasing design lines. For even more variability, the matte white finish of the Rockport rail system is paintable, making it the perfect solution for hard-to-please homeowners. Supported by a strong, lightweight aluminum reinforced core and hidden stainless-steel mounting hardware, Rockport rails deliver the style and strength to accompany any new composite deck building project. Homeowners will appreciate its beautiful and enduring design while installers using the included rail assembly jig will love how quickly and easily it all comes together!

DuraLife’s Rockport Railing meets the structural performance requirements of the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) for spans up to 10 feet on level rail installations and up to 8 feet for stair rail applications.

Rockport offers a cable rail option with pre-drilled intermediate, end, and corner post sleeves that are compatible with most cable railing systems. Rockport makes time-consuming measurements and endless adjustments a thing of the past for deck installers.

Don’t Forget to Talk About Composite Decking Accessories

Today, composite deck builders and contractors have access to a trove of high quality, long lasting accessories to educate their clients about. From outdoor privacy panels to LED lighting, railings, gates and decorative post caps designed specifically for composite deck installations, homeowners have the opportunity to create the outdoor living space of their dreams.

Get samples of DuraLife composite decking and have them shipped directly to your door. Order your samples now! 

This article is made possible by DuraLife.DuraLife’s unique polypropylene and hardwood composite decking materials simply outperform all other wood and composite decking products.More solid and safe under foot, DuraLife decking is backed by a 25-year warranty. It is stain and fade resistant, mold and mildew resistant, and is available in the colors and deck railing options you want. Get Samples, try our Composite Deck Visualizer, or contact DuraLife now to learn more.