Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2Acre Great Product
I decided to install the Peak Aluminum railing for a couple of reasons. 1. In the Pacific Northwest it won’t rust or rot as fast as wood or metal. 2. This system is modular, so replacing individual pickets is easier than replacing an entire section of fixed railing.
Components I used in the installation include the 4 foot rails, 6 foot rails, 6 foot stair rails, 6 foot stair pickets, 6 foot standard pickets, Stair Posts, End Posts, Corner Posts, Mid Posts, Wall Brackets, Stair Brackets, Universal Brackets, Walk Through Gate, and Decorative Spacers.
Installation was fast and easy for the most part. I started at a corner, and worked my around the deck. On the runs that attached to a wall, I used a Mid or End Post to mark the location of the wall Mount Brackets. Where I had a short section, I placed it near the wall, or near a gate to give the gate a little more stability.
I installed a couple of 6 foot rails on one run, and decided to redo it with 4 foot rails. Most of the runs were such that 4 foot rails were easier, and I replaced the 6 foot rails for uniformity.
Stair Posts, End Posts, Mid Posts, and Corner Posts were easy to work with, and the feel secure when installed.
Stairs are a little tricky and difficult. Installing a 3 foot section of stair railing takes as long as installing 30-40 feet of standard railing. The stair raining will take about an hour and a half each rail. There are no instructions giving you advice on how to measure or cut the railing. I used scrap pieces of Bottom Railing as spacers, and everything worked out with a 42 inch measurement from the stair to the top of the Stair Rail. It will take a bit to measure and cut the spacers for the stair railing. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a couple of times to get the first one right. After that the rest of the stair rails are easier. They will all take about an hour and a half.
Follow the directions for the Walk Through Gate. I used scrap top rail pieces to rest the gate on when installing it, and that provided enough lift to get the top rail of the gate to match the top rail of the fence rail.
August 9, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lou bad picture
The picture and title is misrepresented. It only the the pickets and spacers. The rails both top and bottom are under another item number.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1chandler3 So easy!
Installing the pickets were the easiest part of the job. And the spacer kit made it idiot proof!!! The only thing I would suggest is plastic inserts at the end where there may be gaps so wasps/bees/spiders can't make nests. Other than that, the overall appearance of the completed product is fabulous.
April 21, 2015