Composite and Aluminum Deck Railing Kits & Systems

Frame your view, complement your deck.

Choose from three different types of Trex deck railing systems with composite and aluminum rail options designed for every aesthetic and budget.

High Performance

Resists fading and corrosion. Backed by 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty.

Sustainably Manufactured

Made in the USA using a minimum of 40% recycled content.

Easy Installation

Deck railing kits, pre-assembled panels and online resources makes installation simple.

Durable

Built with the same outstanding durability as Trex decking– your outdoor railing won't rot, warp, peel or splinter.

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Trex Signature®

Effortless style, exceptional strength. Made from premium aluminum.
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Trex Transcend®

Timeless design you can trust—and tailor. Made from high-performance composite.
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Trex Select® & Trex Select® T-Rail

The simple choice for your backyard or outdoor space. Made from high-performance composite and aluminum.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between your good, better and best product lines?

Trex high-performance decking and railing products combine low-maintenance upkeep and design-minded style—all backed by our 25-, 35- and 50-year limited warranties. The protective shell technology means all of our deck boards resist staining, fading, and cracking, are resistant to scratching with Signature decking our most scratch-resistant board. Beyond that, Trex offers a variety of high-performance railing choices to meet different levels of style, performance and affordability.

Decking Lines

Luxury: Trex Signature® Decking

Distinctively durable and luxuriously crafted with eco-friendly composite made out of recycled and reclaimed materials, Trex Signature decking sets a new standard for style in outdoor living. Offering homeowners and designers alike a new design material crafted with the most realistic wood grain that replicates the elegance of exotic hardwood, all backed by a 50-year warranty. Signature is Trex's most scratch-resistant decking board.

Best: Trex Transcend® Lineage™ and Trex Transcend® Decking

These decking lines offer the broadest range of decking colors and finishes. Engineered with a proprietary shell technology that protects against fading, staining, scratching, mold and mildew, our best decking lines are backed by a 50-year warranty. Plus, Trex Transcend Lineage uses heat-mitigating technology that makes it our coolest decking yet.*

*Although Trex Transcend Lineage is designed to be cooler than most other composite decking products of a similar color, on a hot sunny day, it will get hot. On hot days, care should be taken to avoid extended contact between exposed skin and the deck surface, especially with young children and those with special needs.

Better: Trex Select® Decking

A 35-year warranty backs our Trex Select decking line. The fade and stain protection, as well as enhanced mold and mildew resistance, make maintenance simple. The perfect pairing of price and minimal maintenance, Select is a simple choice. Note: Select boards are slightly thinner than all Transcend and Enhance decking. These decking lines should not be combined to avoid tripping hazards.

Good: Trex Enhance® Decking

With its nature-inspired, authentic wood-grain appearance and lightweight, scalloped profile for simple handling, this collection offers the beauty of wood with the ease of composite. Available in a variety of monochromatic and multi-tonal shades and backed by a 25-year warranty.

 

Railing Lines

Best: Trex Signature® Railing

Trex Signature aluminum railing offers a minimalist style with maximum strength. This railing is compatible with four unique infill options: glass, mesh, rod rail, and square balusters. Trex Signature also performs equally well in residential or commercial settings. Plus, aluminum is 100% recyclable. A 25-year warranty backs Trex Signature railing.

Better: Trex Transcend® Railing

Trex Transcend railing offers nearly limitless opportunities to mix and match profiles and colors for a customized look. Our highest-performance railing option offers more colors in more component profiles than any other Trex railing line.

Good: Trex Select® Railing

This railing line is our most affordable high-performance system. Available in two configurations, Classic and T-Rail, it is the simple choice for your backyard.

Can Trex decking and railing be curved?

Trex offers a wide variety of decking options and railing configurations capable of being custom curved. When considering a deck with these characteristics, utilize the Find a Builder tool to determine which professionals in your area work on curved profiles. When planning curved railing, visit our Trex Signature® Curved Railing page for design and ordering guidance.

Note: Due to the unique composition of Trex Signature® decking we do not recommend heating and curving this product.

How can I clean my Trex Transcend or Trex Select railing?

For color transfer issues (color transfer can happen when baluster spacers rub against balusters during installation), use Mr. Clean®, Magic Eraser® Original or Magic Eraser® Extra Power for spot removal. For small surface scratches, marks or scuffs, try Plexus® Plastic Cleaner. Never use acetone or other solvents on Transcend or Select railing.

How do you install deck railing kits?

Each deck rail kit will include installation instructions based on the product and application it is being used in. In addition to our written instructions, we have videos on our TheTrexCo YouTube channel as well as live agents to assist with installation questions (Monday – Friday). Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-289-8739, so we can help get your project finished!

How do I clean my Trex deck?
The cost of a Trex deck typically runs from $9 to $16 per square foot. Of course, that depends on where you're buying it, and how much you’re purchasing. Visit our Cost Calculator for a customized estimate.
How do you install deck railing kits?

Each deck rail kit will include installation instructions based on the product and application requirements. In addition to our written instructions, we have installation videos on Trex Academy as well as live representatives to assist with installation questions (Monday – Friday). Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-289-8739 so we can help get your project finished!

How much does it cost to redo a deck railing?

There are many variables that go into the cost of redoing a deck railing. Trex is here to work with you to turn your dream deck into a reality. Whether it’s talking through the different line options or what is needed to create a section of railing – we are here to answer those hard-hitting questions and provide our feedback on ways to keep your curated vision and your cost aligned. Use our cost calculator tool to get an idea of what the railing may cost for your next project.

How much does Trex decking and railing cost?

On average, the estimated material cost for a composite deck runs from $15 - $30 per square foot (including substructure, decking, hardware and fasteners). We recommend using our online cost calculator tool and guide to get an estimate for your project's cost. For a true cost estimate, reach out to a Trex retailer or TrexPro deck builder.

*Average price range excludes Trex Signature® decking, our luxury decking collection. Trex actual material costs and install costs can and will vary based on geographic area, site location, seasonality, design complexity, whether the product is stocked locally, and additional features such as stairs, angles, curves, lighting, etc. For most professionally installed projects, materials constitute up to one third of the total cost. 

What are the different types of deck railings?

We offer a wide array of railing options with varying levels of customization to create the outdoor space you've been dreaming of.

Trex Signature® railing is made from powder-coated aluminum. With this collection, you can choose square aluminum balusters, mesh infill, glass infill, or rod rails. These top and bottom rails and infills are also compatible with our composite railing posts.

Trex Transcend® railing is a composite crown-top rail with the option of using a square composite baluster or round aluminum baluster. Transcend has a variety of composite color options for the top and bottom rails to match any deck design.

Trex Select® railing is a composite rail in Classic White with two top rail options, as well as options for round aluminum balusters and square composite balusters. The Classic Select configuration features round, black aluminum balusters with a simple white top rail. The new T-rail configuration uses a T-shaped top rail and is available with round black aluminum balusters or square white composite balusters.

What are the pieces of a deck railing called?

Railings usually consist of a top and bottom rail, post cap, post cap, post, post sleeve, balusters, or an infill option like glass or mesh. Whether you are looking for more railing basics or for specifics about the Trex railing offering, we have you covered.

What is the average cost for a deck railing?

Railing costs vary significantly based on various deck plan details such as material, labor, and design extras (curving, cocktail rails, lighting, etc.). Use our cost calculator tool to get an idea of what the railing may cost for your next project.

What is the best railing for a deck?

The best railing for your deck is the one that will meet your aesthetic needs and practical requirements. Does the railing need to be a certain height for your local code requirements? Does it need to be a particular color for HOA standards? Do you prefer a more modern or traditional aesthetic? Still not sure? Give us a call so we can help talk through your application and find the perfect railing 1-800-289-8739.

What is the easiest deck railing to install?

With different levels of expertise, the easiest railing to install will be our Signature Assembled Panels and Signature Posts with Premounted Brackets. This system consists of pre-assembled parts that save you time and labor costs, without compromising the structural integrity or beauty of the classic Signature design. Watch our Signature railing install video to see the time savings the assembled panels bring to a project.

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