Dock and deck handrails play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and accessibility of waterfront structures such as docks and piers. All Florida Counties have building requirements that must be met. While their primary purpose is safety, they also contribute to the overall appearance of the dock. They don’t have to be ugly. The design of handrails can vary from simple, functional structures to more ornate and decorative options.
Handrails are typically constructed from materials that are resistant to corrosion and capable of withstanding the harsh marine environment. Common materials include stainless steel, aluminum, or composite materials, which offer durability and longevity, even in saltwater or freshwater conditions. The choice of material often depends on the dock’s design, maintenance considerations, and aesthetic preferences.