Are you looking for a way to make your investment property safer, more attractive, more marketable, or more profitable? Here are the reasons adding a deck railing on your investment property is a way to accomplish those goals.
The Building Code May Require a Deck Railing
The international codes for residential and commercial buildings require deck railings for decks more than 30 inches above the grade. The local building code for the municipality your property is located in may have a different standard.
For safety reasons, building codes also regulate deck features such as rail height, baluster spacing, and guardrail strength. It's important to invest in high-quality railings that meet building code standards. As a property owner, you're also responsible for seeing that the deck is installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. Low-quality materials or improper installation can expose you to liability.