A lifetime of easy maintenance

Resurfacing or refinishing the surface of a wooden deck or porch every few years is bad enough. Doing the same thing to a railing is another matter all together. By the time you’ve pressure-washed, sanded and scraped, oiled or painted each baluster surface and corner joint—not to mention the handrail and bottom rail—you’ve probably wasted several days and a wallet full of cash just to make your railing look like it once did.

Sooner or later, that railing will need to be repaired or replaced.

Avoid those expensive, time-consuming headaches right from the start. A Vanguard railing is designed to give you a lifetime solution that will resist the weather’s worst. No stripping, resurfacing, no repainting, no lost weekends. And maintenance? Spray it clean and wipe it down if dirt starts to accumulate. Done.

Made in the USA

To us, “Made in the USA” is more than a phrase intended to make you feel good. It means we’re able to make railings with consistent levels of quality that can be diligently maintained. There’s no need for us to circumnavigate the globe to occasionally ensure that EACH and every picket, handrail and fastener is made to our demanding standards. Call us picky, but we’d prefer to know what’s happening in our factory before those components arrive on a ship. Our processes are too demanding for that. Instead, we can inspect and maintain quality each and every day, hour by hour. The result is a dependable, consistent product that we can stand behind with a dependable lifetime warranty.

Limited lifetime warranty

At Vanguard, we believe that our products should last a lifetime. All stages of our manufacturing process, from the selection of marine-grade metal alloys through final inspection and testing are designed to achieve that goal. Our approach allows us to confidently back our products with a full, limited lifetime warranty. It’s our way to assure you that our aluminum railings will be free of defects in workmanship and that our super durable TGIC powder coating will not peel, crack, chip or blister for as long as you own the railing. As a result, you’ll own a railing that will last a lifetime.


Standard Railing

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Vanguard Standard Railings are available in four standard colors: Gloss Black, Matte Black, Bronze and White. Each of those colors is applied in our eight-stage finishing process that includes testing to ensure uniform color and gloss, consistent thickness and resistance to impact, abrasion and chemicals. Our super durable TGIC powder coating is specifically designed for harsh exterior conditions. It easily meets AAMA-2604 standards, which ensure five years of harsh UV exposure in Florida, 3,000 hours of humidity and saltspray resistance.

And because we build our railings here in the United States, we’re able to fill larger-scale custom color orders that other manufacturers can’t. If you want to upgrade to a custom color, we can match your choice to the RAL color system (the standard manufacturing color system). For information about custom orders, contact your local Vanguard dealer.



With four distinctive picket styles to choose from, you’ll find it easy to match both the architectural style of your home and your personal style preferences. Whether your home has a contemporary or traditional style, you can choose a railing that’s compatible with it. Picket choices include Standard Square Pickets, Twisted Pickets, Hammered Pickets, and Collar Pickets with distinctive detailing that can be arranged at whatever height you choose. You can also choose your own alternating pattern for a look that’s unique to your home (Collar Pickets alternating with Standard Square Pickets, for example). There’s even a traditional, decorative pattern that can be alternated with the pickets to achieve a wrought-iron look.


It’s easy to choose the high-quality, low-maintenance lifetime aluminum railing that’s right for your home. In fact, it’s as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Choose a picket style. Choices include Standard Square Pickets, Twisted Pickets, Hammered Pickets, and Collared Pickets. For a look that’s unique to you, choose an alternating pattern with different picket syles.

2. Pick a color. Vanguard railings are available in Black, Bronze and White. Custom upgrades are also available.

3. Choose a post cap style. Ball Caps and Flat Caps (or a combination of both) can be specified.

It’s that simple. Once you’ve decided, you’re on your way to owning a safe, dependable porch or deck railing that will provide years of enjoyment without the need of frequent maintenance.