Porches are often the most beloved aspect of a home. All aspects of your porch - the balustrade (handrail, foot rail, and balusters), columns, and posts - create an atmosphere that adds to the style and allure of your house. The paint professionals at Curb Appeal are not only experts when it comes to painting your porch railing, but they also offer expertise in porch rail repair.

Porch Railing Materials

There are a wide variety of materials available for porch railings, many of which can fit almost any budget. Our house painting professionals have experience in tackling various porch railing materials, including:

1. Wood - Wood continues to be a common porch rail material staple. Wood is generally more affordable and easy to build with. Often, porches feature different types of wood for different areas. Types of wood porch railings include:

  • Treated lumber: Treated lumber comes in many forms and can outlast untreated wood. The best kind of treated lumber is pressure treated and injected with a water repellent. This costs more in the short term, but will save you money in the long run.

  • Softwoods: The heartwood of redwood and cedar trees is great for outdoor use, due to their natural insect and decay resistance. However, they can be more expensive, and availability may be limited in some areas.

  • Hardwoods: Front porch railings can also be made from various durable, rot-resistant, and beautiful hardwoods. However, availability may sometimes be an issue.

2. Composite - Wood products combined with resins produce composite rail materials. Composite railings have the advantage of looking like wood while avoiding many of its drawbacks - composite rail won’t crack or rot the way that wood can.

3. Vinyl - PVC or vinyl railing is becoming popular as a relatively low-maintenance and long-lasting porch rail option. They generally resist fading and staining, although they can sometimes prove to be pricey and can have structural problems over time.

4. Aluminum - Classic aluminum railings add a distinct style to your porch, evoking strength and stability with a look that ranges from colonial to more contemporary.

Quality Porch Rail Repair

No matter what material you’ve chosen for your home’s porch railing, you can trust Curb Appeal to keep your porch looking its best, with porch rail repair offered as one of our many exterior home painting services. Our experienced paint professionals can provide expert porch rail repair services for your front, back, and screened porches.

We can easily incorporate porch rail repair services into your exterior painting services quote, and we guarantee we will find the most cost-effective and efficient solution for you. Curb Appeal’s courteous professionals have the qualifications to get your porch rail repair job done in a truly timely and professional manner. We arrive on time, we’re polite and friendly, we always respect your home, and we go the extra mile to keep our work area clean and neat, from start to finish.

We’ve been trusted by homeowners throughout the greater Cleveland area for 15 years and counting. Schedule a free exterior house painting and porch repair estimate today and make Curb Appeal your go-to for reliable and rewarding exterior paint and home improvement services.