Types of Railing

When planning a railing project, you’ll need to decide on what types of railing to install. There are many types of railing materials available today that offer low maintenance, good looks and long-lasting performance. CertainTeed® offers three types of railing sold under the EverNew® brand name: vinyl, composite and aluminum.

EverNew railing is designed to keep its good looks for years to come, without a lot of maintenance. It won’t warp, rot, split or corrode, and it never needs sanding, staining or painting.


The EverNew® line includes a variety of innovative colors, textures, styles and design options, so you can choose the type of railing that best complements your home’s look and your lifestyle. No matter which style you choose, EverNew brings together the best in beauty, durability and easy care, making it an ideal choice for any outdoor project.

Vinyl Railing

EverNew vinyl railing is an excellent choice for carefree outdoor living. The weatherable vinyl exterior with aluminum-reinforced rails offers durability and low maintenance. Precision-fit components provide a snug, secure fit with quick and easy installation. EverNew vinyl railing systems feature safe and sound metal-to-wood and metal-to-metal rail-to-post connections. Choose from a wide variety of vinyl accessories— including posts, caps, and post trims — that coordinate with the vinyl railing styles.

EverNew offers three types of railing: Oxford, Edgewood® and Kingston.

Composite Railing

The EverNew line includes two types of composite railing: capped composite and composite.

Capped composite railing is a blend of PVC and recycled wood flour and features a high-quality PVC capstock for low maintenance, solid construction. Composite railing is also blend of PVC and recycled wood flour, but without the PVC cap. Both the capped composite and composite styles offer precision-routed components for fast, easy installation and secure metal-to-wood rail-to-post connections. Our composite railing styles coordinate with EverNew composite decking and are designed to work with a variety of vinyl accessories including posts and handrail.

EverNew’s Panorama® and Spectrum™ styles are the capped composite type of railing, while EverNew® 20 is a composite railing.

Aluminum Railing
EverNew offers one type of railing made from aluminum. Durham™ railing features rugged construction with weatherable powder-coated aluminum profiles. Manufactured from high-quality architectural grade aluminum extrusions, Durham offers a metal-to-metal rail-to-post connection and precision-fit components for a snug, secure fit and easy installation. Durham’s unique beveled rail design allows for three different top rail looks. This type of railing combines good looks, low maintenance and durable construction.

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