Deck railings are a safety essential, but spindles need repainting and Plexiglas is hard to keep clean. Fabric, on the other hand, works great. It offers more privacy, peace of mind with smaller children, and a stylish alternative. Deck panels can be crafted from a variety of materials depending on the level of privacy you want. Phifertex is a durable mesh-like material that breaths well and can be cleaned with a soft scrub brush or a pressure washer. Sunbrella and TopGun provide more protection from the wind and greater privacy. Oh, and you choose the colors that best suit your style.