A deck or patio is the perfect place for you to enjoy the great outdoors. Open views and space to entertain make them an ideal addition to your home.

Elevating your outdoor space might feel like a dream, but we’ve got your back!

The RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System offers a seamless solution to transform any space into a serene and stylish sanctuary. We’ll walk you through the process of selecting, designing, and installing your RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System to ensure your outdoor space becomes the oasis you’ve always wanted.

Understanding the RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System

The RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System is designed with simplicity and durability in mind. Made from extruded aluminum in a textured black finish, it promises longevity without the risk of rust, meeting, and exceeding IBC and IRC  requirements. Its design options are flexible, offering both picket and horizontal cable infill options that add elegance to any outdoor setting.

Key Features:

  • Post Size: 3″
  • Post Spacing: Up to 8′
  • Infill Options: Picket, Horizontal Cable
  • Finish: Textured Black
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Designing Your Outdoor Oasis

Choose Your View

Railing infill is not just a part of design; it’s a critical feature that combines aesthetics, safety, and code compliance. It serves as the “filler” material between the handrail and the deck or floor, ensuring that spaces are safely enclosed without compromising on visual appeal.

Your choice of infill material significantly affects the overall look and functionality of a railing system. For this reason, it’s an essential consideration for architects, builders, and homeowners alike. When choosing between cable or picket infill, you should first decide your aesthetic preference and your functional needs.

Cable infill offers a modern deck railing look with unobstructed views, ideal for showing off gorgeous landscapes or gardens. Stainless steel cables require minimal maintenance and provide a sleek, mixed material look. They’re perfect for contemporary settings where preserving sightlines is crucial, as cables seem to “disappear” from view.

Picket infill provides a more traditional appearance, where the pickets match the post and rails. The textured black finish used throughout the picket railing system can provide greater contrast against the deck boards and scenery.  

Deciding on Railing Height

RailFX® offers two standard railing heights: 36 inches and 42 inches. Height typically depends on local building codes for safety and personal preference for visibility. Generally, residential railings should be 36 inches high for decks and balconies. Commercial railings—and residential railings in the state of California— require a minimum railing height of 42 inches.

Selecting Top Rail Lengths

Top rails are available in 6-foot lengths for picket railing systems and 8-foot lengths for both picket and cable railing systems. This choice should be guided by the overall design layout of your deck or balcony to ensure consistency and structural integrity.

Rails are designed to be cut down to the exact size you need. Since you can’t extend a rail that’s too short to span the gap, you should ensure your rail kit is slightly longer than the space between your posts.

Installation Essentials

Installing your RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System is straightforward with the right tools and preparation. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Post Drilling Template: Simplifies installation by providing precise pre-drill positioning for brackets and by centering the bottom rail bracket on post when installing screws. 
  • Touch-Up Paint: Keeps your railing looking new by easily covering any scratches or dings incurred during installation or use.
  • Instruction Guide: As always, it’s important to follow instructions closely during installation to maintain warranty coverage and ensure safety compliance. We advise reading written instructions prior to beginning installation.

Resources & Inspiration

RailFX® provides valuable resources to help you in your project planning, from sparking ideas for designing your outdoor oasis to ensuring proper installation techniques are followed. View our resources to learn more:

Combining Simplicity and Style

Transforming your outdoor space into an oasis is within reach with the RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System. By understanding its features, carefully planning your design, and following detailed installation guidelines, you can achieve an elegant, durable outdoor living area that will bring joy for years to come.

Whether you’re enjoying quiet mornings alone or entertaining guests under the stars, your RailFX® Oasis™ equipped space will undoubtedly become your favorite retreat.

To design your dream railing system, connect with a RailFX® Oasis™ Railing System dealer to get started!

Learn more about RailFX® Oasis™ today!