People often find themselves in a dilemma when looking for the perfect material to build railings with a 2x4 porch handrail. There are a variety of designs and materials on offer and it can be difficult to choose one. In this blog, we will tell you why you should choose vinyl as the material of choice for your porch railing.
Vinyl is an inexpensive material to build 2x4 handrails for decks when compared to wrought iron handrails and aluminum handrails as options. While wood is cheaper than vinyl, it is also not very durable, and vinyl ends up being the most cost-effective option in the long term.
Although not as heavy as wrought iron, Vinyl is built to last. It is resistant against natural elements like wind and water, more resistant to fire than wood, does not get affected or lose color due to the Sun’s UV emission like wood does and does not face the risk of insect infestation. Even after years of wear and tear, you won’t have to worry it rusting, decomposing, blistering, rotting or peeling.
As a lightweight material this also available in DIY assembly kits, Vinyl is a favorite among DIY enthusiasts looking forward to fix or install their own railing for porch. All you need is few basic tools to get started. Vinyl deck rails are flexible which makes it less likely to snap under pressure or break like wood deck rails.
Aluminum handrails for porch are very durable but are infamous for their lack of privacy. A porch with 2x4 handrails should be your safe haven to enjoy the outdoors and hence, vinyl is a great material if you wish to get a cost-effective security barrier around you that offers privacy.