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A steel Fortress FE26 Railing glinting in the sun

Fortress FE26: Steel Deck Railing Made Easy

What's holding you back from a new deck railing?

If you're like many deck owners, it might just be the hassle. Packing a bunch of heavy railing parts from the local hardware store into your car, hauling it all home, dragging it out to your deck and trying to figure out how it all fits together under a sweltering summer sun.

It shouldn't have to be this way.

Fortunately, it doesn't. Because Fortress's FE26 Steel Deck Railing system makes deck railing easier than it's ever been.

A pre-welded Fortress FE26 Railing Panel designed for easy installation

The railing panels are pre-welded, with the balusters already attached to your top and bottom rails. The posts come with brackets already installed at the perfect height - no more meticulous measuring and marking.

A pre-bracketed Fortress FE26 Railing post designed for easy installation

Just cut down your panels and attach them to your posts. It's that easy.

A fully-assembled Fortress FE26 deck railing

Right now, save a trip (or three) to the local hardware store and let us ship everything you need directly to your doorstep. Then give us a call with any installation questions you've got. We are here to make your project as easy as possible.

You're closer to a new deck railing than you think. Shop FE26 today and see how easy it can be.

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Learn more:

Fortress FE26 deck railing on a classic-looking deck

Learn more about the basics of deck framing and building in our Deck Framing Guide and learn deck parts and terminology in the DecksDirect Glossary of Deck Terms and Lingo.

Browse more deck design and railing style notes to upgrade your backyard space and deck in the DecksDirect Railing Style Guide: the quickest way to learn if your home is more suited for a classic aluminum deck railing or a showstopping cable rail setup.

The more you know, the better your deck and backyard projects will be! Whether you're looking at a brand new project, a deck update, or a style refresh, give our deck project planners a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at Our experienced team will help you get the information, products, and tools you need for an awesome deck completely personalized to your needs!