For thousands of years human beings have puzzled over certain questions:
Ranging from the mind boggling--“What came first: the chicken or the egg?”
To the philosophical—“If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
Oedipus was confronted by “Which creature in the morning goes on four legs, at mid-day on two, and in the evening upon three, and the more legs it has, the weaker it be?”
Surely we can’t forget out about the eternally bizarre phenomenon that was “Where’s the beef?”
Over here at fortytwentyfour, we’ve been puzzling over the latest question confronting our home building.
It has to do with railings; deck railings specifically. Tonight, we went to one local big box home improvement store to check on some deck railings that the dadtractor had recommended to us.
We’re going to go with Clearview Railings. We like the price, they seem sturdy, and aren’t too outlandish in style. Now we just have to decide what color and style.
I’m immediately drawn to the new “Welded Picket” or “Picket” style because it seems modern, but traditional with good clean lines and will likely not seem out of style in 10 years.
Our second option is a glass railing which would give us a great option for being able to sit on low chairs without losing our view of downtown Seattle and Rainier Valley.
My hesitation with the glass railing system is that we live in Seattle. It rains here A LOT. Keeping windows clean on the house is bad enough, but having to constantly clean glass railings too? That might make me go absolutely insane. I’m also concerned that while glass railings look good initially, in 5 years they may look like a relic of the 1990s and we’ll question why we ever chose that.
The second choice we have to make is color. Clearview makes railings in all sorts of colors, but we are leaning towards something in the white, gray, or black family. The other colors simply wouldn’t work with our house color, deck color, and trim.