It’s a tough question to answer because there are so many different models of both. As a general rule, wood is more affordable than vinyl in the short term. But the maintenance-free quality of vinyl and its unmatched lifetime warranty make it a better value in the long run. The same dynamic holds for other product categories, like decks and fences.
The least expensive catalogue railing is the wood Postless model in pressure treated wood. It costs $59/ft (all prices as of August 2023). By comparison, the lowest priced vinyl railing is the Basic at $69/ft.
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