RAILING

Welcome to the Mid-Cape Railing Project Center. All the information you need for your project is organized here. Product details, installation specs, videos, photo galleries, buying guides and more. We want to make it as easy as possible for you learn about the quality products we sell. After you spend some time learning about these products, give our experts a call or stop by and see for yourself how we can help you get your project done correctly and under budget.

RAILING FEATURES & BENEFITS

There are a large variety of railing products on the market, and all of them come with their own set of features & benefits. Let Mid-Cape Home Centers help you select the perfect railing material for your project.

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PRESSURE TREATED

Pressure treated railing is impregnated with preservative chemicals under high pressure to make it resistant to rot, decay and insects. It is typically Southern Yellow Pine, but could also be several other species.

Features & Benefits

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • No. 1 railing material sold in the U.S.
  • Most pressure treated (PT) railing is milled from Southern Yellow Pine
  • Chemically treated to resist rot, fungus and wood-boring bugs
  • Balusters are available in square and turned spindles, and metal balusters can also be used

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Not very dimensionally stable
  • Has a tendency to crack, split and warp if not maintained correctly
  • Routine maintenance is necessary to prolong the life and look of the deck

CEDAR

Western Red Cedar railing systems and accessories utilize premium clear kiln dried Western Red Cedar and are produced in a wide variety of styles and profiles designed to fit virtually any house and deck design.

Features & Benefits

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Prized for its rich color and natural beauty
  • Dimensionally stable, resistant to cupping and twisting
  • Contains tannins and oils that makes it naturally resistant to rot, decay and insects
  • Weathers to a soft silvery gray when no finish is applied

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Higher cost than pressure treated railing
  • Must be low-pressure cleaned every year to maintain natural cedar color
  • Clear water-repellent wood preservative should be applied yearly

PVC/COMPOSITE

Mid-Cape’s extensive line of PVC and composite railings are available in a wide variety of colors, styles and options to meet all your performance and building requirements for outdoor deck and stair railings.

Features & Benefits

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Very durable and easy to maintain
  • Highly resistant to rot and insects
  • Wide variety of colors available
  • Can be combined with metal balusters or glass inserts

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Relatively more expensive than pressure treated railing components
  • Damage areas typically must be replaced

PVC/ALUMINUM

Mid-Cape’s line of PVC capped aluminum railing systems and urethane over aluminum offers the ability to match architectural elements such as porch columns and balustrades for a stunning low-maintenace final result.

Features & Benefits

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Extremely low-maintenance, never need to be sanded or refinished
  • Extruded aluminum is lightweight yet very strong
  • PVC over aluminum allows for low maintenance with a wood-like appearance
  • Special finish pieces and integrated lighting systems are available

CONSIDERATIONS

  • More expensive when compared with other railing alternatives

RAILING BRANDS WE CARRY

Below are the railing products we carry at Mid-Cape Home Centers. We also carry a wide variety of decking and railing accessories such as deck framing, fasteners, drainage, paints and stains, decorative post caps, lighting and much more!


Atlantis Rail offers a complete line of stainless steel cable railing systems. This innovative collection of low maintenance railings offers unobstructed views capable of fitting any indoor or outdoor, commercial or residential design. They also offer a complete line of cable railing components to suit every need.


With AZEK Rail, experience the look and feel of real wood without painting or staining. Unlike traditional lumber, AZEK Rail is a capped composite that uses PVC performance materials, engineered for superior safety and strength, and will not rot, peel, or splinter. With hidden hardware and easy, one-person installation, AZEK Rail is the most beautiful and low-maintenance rail system available. Add a warm glow to your deck with AZEK’s postcap and under rail lighting.


EverNew Vinyl Railing
Beautiful, durable, and built to last, CertainTeed EverNew® vinyl railing systems are the ultimate in safety and performance. EverNew® vinyl railing systems offer a variety of colors and styles for design flexibility.

EverNew Composite Railing
Create an exciting exterior design with the handcrafted authenticity of CertainTeed EverNew® composite railing. Our composite railing system provide a solid construction and seamless appearance for years of worry-free maintenance.


Deckorators railing systems are compatible with most Deckorators balusters and accessories, offering unmatched design flexibility. CXT Composite Railing is co-extruded, made from two layers of scratch- and weather-resistant materials. ALX Aluminum Railing is made of heavy-gauge aluminum with a thick powder-coated finish. Cable Rail is the optimal choice for a contemporary look that is both functional and stylish, plus it doesn’t obstruct your views.


Thanks to RailWays’ modular design, you can customize color combinations with mix or match balusters, handrails, or posts. Add third party railing accessories like lighting, cable rail, glass, panels, or metal balusters to complete your personal touch to your RailWays Universal Railing by DuraLife.


At Fairway, they have a deep appreciation for both form and function, which is why all their products are designed to be as stunning as they are safe. Fairway carries composite, vinyl and aluminum railing lines. Fairway’s aluminum railing offers a sleek design engineered for easy installation. Their vinyl rail is aluminum reinforced, low maintenance and has color throughout so scratches show less making it an easy choice for most applications. Fairway’s composite railing has excellent wear resistance, dimensional stability and low moisture absorption.


Cable Rail from Feeny is not only extremely durable and aesthetic but virtually invisible, allowing beautiful, unimpaired views. They are made from high-strength, low-maintenance, weather-tough, 316-grade stainless steel. There is no wasted time taking precise railing measurements; just select assemblies that are longer than you need and trim any excess


Stylish, strong and ultra low-maintenance. A stylish rail can dramatically improve the look of your deck, staircase or porch. Find colors, styles and infill options to take your outdoor space from okay to outstanding. Fiberon’s Symmetry Railing is the ideal balance of great looks and lasting performance. The soft satin finish is elegant yet incredibly durable. Fiberon’s Horizon Railing comes in three rich color choices, two infill styles and a highly-popular (and drink-friendly) flat top rail, giving you plenty of design options.


Balustrade Systems
HB&G has created unique and elegant Balustrade Systems that provide a natural complement to our columns and which will enhance the beauty of any home or commercial building. They are manufactured by molding high-density urethane around structural elements in order to provide a high level of beauty, durability and quality.

PermaPorch Railing

The most versatile and natural looking synthetic rail system available. Often mistaken for wood, our low maintenance synthetic rail is made from cellular PVC and is available with aluminum insert.


Nothing adds distinction and definition to homes and outdoor living spaces like a stylish railing. Both beautiful and functional, a railing can be stunningly elegant, classically simple or designed with real curb appeal. All rails, balusters, radius curves, decorative panels and other components are ready for assembly with all necessary hardware. INTEX has a wide selection of lighted and Nantucket style newel to compliment your railing.


From attractive black or white to traditional stained glass art style, Moonrays has a variety of postcaps to complement your railing.


Railing Dynamics, Inc. has been a proud leader in the manufacture of quality, dependable vinyl railings, resalite railings, iron railings and metal railings to enhance any outdoor living space. Their railings are manufactured using the highest quality materials for each and every product and their extensive Endurance railing line improves the appearance of any home or commercial space.


TimberTech offers eight high-end, low-maintenance railing systems. Select the profile, color, and infill that fits your style, and you’re one step closer to enjoying your long-lasting, low-maintenance outdoor living space. TimberTech boasts a large railing line, featuring RadianceRail, RadianceRail Express, Premier, Trademark, Reserve, EvolutionsRail and Impression Railing products. With smooth lines, no visible hardware, and a traditional profile, RadianceRail is TimberTech’s most sought-after railing collection.


Signature Railing’s curveable configurations of aluminum deck railing will work with your home’s particulars. Transcend railing comes in a myriad colors and modular components give this composite deck railing a quick- and-easy, customized look. Select Railing is Trex’s most accessible line of simple, streamlined hand railing is both effortless and elegant. Trex post sleeves, post sleeve caps and post sleeve skirts are the starting points of Trex railing lines. Available in Classic White and Charcoal Black, plus the five colors of their Transcend railing line.


Woodway provides a high level of craftsmanship and quality design, at an affordable price. Western Red Cedar is the primary species used in Woodway products. The species offers proven environmental sustainability in addition to bringing warmth, longevity and authenticity to any project. Woodway Post Caps add a finished quality to a variety of outdoor projects. Whether it’s a copper-clad top for your mailbox post, white pyramid caps for your picket fence posts or cedar ball finials for the fence, Woodway finishes your project with style.

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