(Or Ones Less than 2 feet Off the Ground)
We own a bungalow with a covered front porch as well as a covered small-ish back patio. It took us a little while after moving in before we replaced the front porch wood railing with our very own Wide Aluminum Picket Railing System. It was good to replace something that needed maintenance with our system that needs little to no maintenance out front.
We also have a back patio that is less than 2' above the ground, about 10' x 10' so technically it does not need any railing, which seemed unnecessary at the time. It never occurred to us that it would be useful to install a set of railings there so we did not for a couple of years while living here. At the time, we probably felt like it would limit the use of the patio if we did install our railing system there.
One fine day, however, we began to wonder (a pin dropped) what it would be like to install our own Framed Glass Railing System on the open side of the patio. Would it help or make it worse? Well, we had to test it out and boy, did that change the way we were using our patio! It felt more spacious (and safer for young children) with the defined edge, and we added a set of tables and chairs for dining to the edge of the patio when we did not feel like it would work there before (fear of falling factor). We were surprised by how much of a difference it was having the railing system there.
If you , like us, ever thought that it was not a good investment to install a set of railings on a deck that is less than 2' off the ground, you will realise very quickly once they have been installed that you can use the deck/patio in a more useful way than you ever did.
The only regret we have is not having installed railings in the back deck much sooner. Haha. The irony.
*The photo is of a customer's spacious back deck, installed with our Yard Bronze Framed Glass Railing System.
Grace & Matt