Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Graham Great.......... at first.
This is more of a long term review.. I purchased these solar caps just over two years ago for my deck. They are glued onto the posts with PVC cement, so after they are on, they don't come off. The first year they were great, batteries recharged and the appearance was fantastic. Flash forward 2 1/2 years...... The plastic of the solar cap section has faded, so I am not sure how much sunlight is actually reaching the small solar panel. The solar cap section has also blown off of several of my units with heavy wind and the corners have cracked making the appearance look bad.
I do understand that I have had these for over two years (pass the warranty period), I would be willing to purchase replacement solar cap sections, but when I contacted the company (Veranda = HD), I am told that replacements are not available. So now I am stuck with over $500 in solar caps, permanently installed on my deck posts, that look like garbage. The only solution would be to complete take apart my deck, replace the post covers and install new caps.......... Unacceptable!
These caps are sold in several different styles that all use the same solar cap sections. How hard would it be to sell a replacement?
Unless you plan on replacing your entire deck railing system every two years, I would avoid these.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zeke Looks good!
Great look to add that extra appeal on the fence and arbor.
April 16, 2013