Gain the gorgeous looks of wrought iron with the powder-coated steel strength of Fortress FE26 Railing

Deck of the Month Winner for September 2019

dress up the fortress fe26 railing for a gorgeous outdoor space

As everyone rolls one month closer to the new year, everyone here at DecksDirect would like to give Tim in New Mexico a huge shout of, "Congratulations!" Tim is our September Deck of the Month winner for 2019. He did an outstanding job of making the absolute most of the Fortress FE26 Metal Railing system by adding on beautiful accessories and coordinating pieces of lumber to create a glorious outdoor space for his family and friends.

Starting with the classic wrought-iron look of the FE26 Prefabricated Level Railing Panel, Tim gave his backyard slice of paradise a feeling of safety and security on his upper-level deck. For an extra dash of detail and visual appeal, Tim added on the attractive FE26 Accent Top Panel, in the Ring Top design, to maximize the view from his space while adding architectural detail.

Taking the wonderful look of his new Fortress FE26 railing even further, Tim added on a color-coordinating deck board to the top of his FE26 Accent Top Panel via the strong yet hidden Fortress Cap Rail Clip which allows you firmly mount the top rail of your choosing. By adding a beautiful and functional flat top rail, or drink rail, to his upper-level deck, Tim has taken his deck from standard to extraordinary! We can't wait to see the family fun and gatherings of friends that are sure to happen in your stunning new space.

When we asked Tim some of his thoughts behind his deck railing decisions, he told us, "I chose the FE26 panels based on their strength and low-maintenance feel. The additional decorative top panel gave the height I was looking for to improve the deck safety and provide a unique look."

Congratulations again, Tim! You did a wonderful job of showing us all how form and function can come together to make a deck the favorite room in the whole house. We hope you and yours enjoy the start of the Autumn season out on your lovely backyard deck! Some DecksDirect shirts, can koozies, and swag is coming your way!

Feeling inspired to get your deck renovation underway? Give one of our experienced Deck Designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 and we can help get your project moving so you can still show it off this summer.

If you have a photo you would like to submit to our contest, simply post a photo to Instagram including the hashtag #DecksDirect OR submit a photo with a review on the appropriate product page. You can also send your project photos to By doing so, you will be entered to win great prizes from our Deck of the Month Contest!