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7 Reasons You Should Add a Deck Railing on Your Investment Property

Why You Should Add a Deck Railing on Your Investment Property

                 An investment property has a single purpose: to generate income.

And to make money, sometimes you need to spend money. Did you know that by adding something as simple as a deck railing, you not only add aesthetic value to the house, you also increase its perceived value that attracts the best in class tenants who appreciate the added security? Besides, a deck without a railing looks unfinished.

Additionally, adding deck railing to your investment property will pay off in the future should you decide to sell the property and move on to other projects. Decks, especially ones that are complete with attractive railings, can increase your Return on Investment (ROI) by as much as 80% of its original costs when it comes time to sell.  Depending on where the house is located, you could realize an even more impressive return on your investment.

Where decks were once considered a luxury, a significant number of homes now include these structures. While some decks may not include deck railing, and all things being equal, homes with decks attract more homebuyers and renters.

Here are the top 7 reasons for adding deck railing to a house you may be flipping or investment property:

  • Deck railing boosts the value of the investment property
  • Deck railing defines your outdoor living space
  • Deck railing makes it Party Time! – so make sure yours will hold up to the task
  • Deck railing helps make a deck more enjoyable—you can add plants and furniture closer to the edges without fear of anything or anybody falling off
  • Deck railing adds a fresh look
  • Deck railing add functional features, such as benches and plant stands
  • Deck railings made with the best materials offer many years of excellent service
  • Deck railing allows people to spread out and use the whole deck

In various parts of the country, people spend a lot of time outdoors, and decks are used the biggest part of the year. This translates into a higher ROI in these temperate zones compared to parts of the country that experience more inclement weather.

Worthington products are made in the USA and are guaranteed to be free from defects, not to rust or corrode. Over thousands of styles, sizes, and colors to choose from, our products are designed to suit almost any style imaginable – from clean, straight lines to the rustic faux wood hand-sawn rough cedar look, our deck railings, columns, and balustrades add the finishing touch.

 Our product line-up includes:

  • Aluminum Railings – made from the finest aluminum alloy and finished with durable AAMA 2604 powder coat paint; they are excellent for upper decks and lower decks. The aluminum railing kits come complete and ready to install (newel posts sold separately). They come with a 15-year limited warranty
  • PVC Railing - Worthington Custom PVC Railings will provide safety while adding beauty to any porch. No injuries from splinters or splits. Outstanding cold-temperature impact resistance – 10-year limited warranty.

For those preferring a more decorative look, choose from Polyurethane, Cast Fiberglass, or Stone-Look balustrades. Give your deck that elegant touch or "plantation look" that sets your investment property apart from others.