Deck railing and stair railings are the finishing touches on a deck that gives it a look and feel while providing a natural safety barrier for guests. Your deck’s style is meant to compliment your home, increase curb appeal, and will help increase your home’s overall value. Porch railing gives your deck a personality depending on what style and material you get. Metal railing vs. composite have a different look and feel to them that will change the style of your deck.
You may be asking yourself “Where is there a local porch railing contractor near me?”, well, we here at Miles Bradley have been your local deck railing contractor in the Metro Detroit area for over 20 years. We can install any style or type of railing on your deck. Vinyl railings, metal railing, aluminum railing, we’ve installed them all. Our specialty is installing Trex’s signature aluminum rail and Transcend rail with aluminum balusters or spindles. Both of these Trex railings are made of a high-end composite that will last throughout the years.
We know that there are a lot of DIY’ers out there who would want to install their own deck railing. Unless you are well versed in the building codes surrounding decks and railing installation we highly discourage you from attempting it. Avoid the headache of fines and city inspections, hire a professional contractor who will worry about this for you. Miles Bradley has been all over the metro Detroit area including cities like Brighton, Novi, and Canton.
Damaged railing should be replaced. Not only are you damaging your deck, but you’re also putting your guests and loved ones in harm’s way. Replacing your old rotted wood railing for new materials like metal, vinyl, and Trex composite railings will ensure your deck’s longevity and increase your home value.
If you have yet to install railing or need to replace your railing, now is the time! We are running a special from now until the end of April: 6 Free Light Rail Kit Installed with Your Next Deck Purchase!
Miles Bradley can install the stair railing on your existing deck. Stair railings add an extra layer of safety while you and your guests enjoy the summer months outside.
Get your free quote on your deck railing today.
Make Your Deck Look Amazing!
We’ve got some ideas from Pintrest, magazines, and even some clients we’ve had in the past to put together a list of cool ways you can spruce your deck up!
Of course the best way to get your deck to look and feel great is to add places to lounge and host guests on. Chairs, tables, patio furniture, a grill, and other places to hang out are key to enjoying your deck. Once you have these items in place, you can fully enjoy your deck and the summer weather. Make sure when purchasing outdoor furniture that you are getting items that can withstand the elements and are specifically made to be outdoors.
Adding potted plants to your deck will help create a real sense of awe. Plants will do well out on your outdoor space, and give your deck some of the life that it needs. You’d be surprised what a few potted plants and flowers can do for the feel of a space. Trust us you can’t go wrong.
One of the things that no deck or outdoor space should be without is a place to have a fire. There isn’t much more relaxing than enjoying company outside with a good fire going. Little fire pits or chimineas will help keep your fire contained and manageable. Always make sure to check local ordinances for fire burning policies or make sure to alert your local fire department any time you want to have a fire. Safety first!
When planning your deck, what is your ideal situation? We’ve had clients in the past who wanted to make sure they could add additional features to their deck in the future if need be. Hot tubs, pergolas, and gazebos could be in your future if you want it, so make sure you think in the long term when building your ideal deck. (If you need a hot tub or other water add ons we recommend checking out Viscount pool and Spa)
This one is great for when you want to extend your time out on your deck until late hours of the night. Don’t leave your guests sitting in the dark, especially if you have a multi level deck or stairs. Adding some lighting will not only help set the mood, but also give added safety features that you’ll need to enjoy your deck into the evening
If you’ve always wanted a deck, or your current deck needs an upgrade, we can help! We know how to create a custom unique outdoor space that you’ve always wanted. We’ll even sweeten the deal! We are currently running a special on deck lighting for your new deck. We install a new deck, and you get a free set of six rail lights that include a photo / cell timer.
So why wait! Summer is almost here and you should be enjoying it! Click here for a free quote on your next deck project from Miles Bradley!
Don’t let Halloween pass without decorating your deck. Incorporate your Miles Bradley deck into your Halloween party by using the following ideas.
Turn your deck into a Pumpkin patch
Deck your deck out with carved pumpkins. Scatter fake leaves and straw to give your mock pumpkin patch an authentic look. Placing a stack of hay with a scare crow will add the perfect touches. You can make your pumpkin patch look haunted by adding red lights, spiders and fake body parts. You can add fake blood to the body parts and pumpkins to enhance the spookiness of the display.
Turn your deck into a creepy candy land. First, get a few headstones and place them sparsely on the deck. Next, grab a few skeletons and place them around the headstones. Add large fake insects and cobwebs to the headstones and to some of the skeletons. Hide candy around the headstones and in other areas of the set up. This is the perfect activity for your children before going trick or treating. It also is not as scary or gory as the haunted pumpkin patch.
Important: Write down the places that you placed the candy. This is so all the candy that was not found can be picked up. Protect your deck from the chemicals from decorations that may be hard to remove by using a deck cover.
Have you recently attended a BBQ, graduation party, or get together that on your way home had you telling yourself; “I wish I had my own beautiful deck.”? Well it’s not to late to have your deck built this summer and then start planning a gathering of your own!
With top of the line decking materials, accessories and service, Miles Bradley will work with you to have the deck of your dreams built before summer is over. Whether you are looking to have a second story balcony built, or beautiful deck off the back of your home, Miles Bradley has the resources to build you deck in time and within your budget. Small deck? Large deck? Single or multilevel deck? whether you live in Michigan or in Chicagoland it will be No Problem! The deck you have always wanted is a phone call away.
Until August 1st Miles Bradley is offering a free set of six rail lights with photo/cell timer when you have your new deck built. This is a deal you won’t want to miss!
Contact Miles Bradley today to find out how soon you can be enjoying the sun on your new deck!
Adding lighting is a great way to improve your deck. We can put lighting on your steps, rails or posts on your deck. Adding this lighting provides an illuminating glow on your deck, decorative accents and warm highlighting.
Step and rail lighting has many advantages not only is it a great enhancement for looks but is a safety advantage as well. Though the lighting is subtle the lights help people see where they are walking or the railing they are grabbing.
Our Experts in the Metro Detroit area or Chicago, Illinois area can help you decide on the many choices of deck lighting; function, combination, style, size, layout.
Right now we have a great special on our deck railings! Set of 6 free deck rail lights with photo cell/timer with every deck purchased before the 4th of July!