Rated 4 out of 5Â by 16
Rated 5 out of 5Â by WeekendWarrior The LIttle Project That Could
After reading the reviews I opted to use this system for our deck. The original wood was 20 years old, needed painting, power washing and a lot of wood filler because of all the deep cracks. After power washing, I realized the wood was in bad shape and most needed to be replaced. Not wanting to deal with building all new railings and having to space them, I looked into pre-built systems. Given I was working with existing posts, I had to cut my sections to size, but a rip-saw with metal blade was perfect. I did have to make several correction cuts because once I attached one rail section to a post, the post sleeve was pushed further into the next section, so I was taking off another 1/4 - 1/2 inch... again, rip saw made it simple. I also opted not to use the little 3" supports that attach to the bottom rail because that made the top mounted screws just a bit above the existing 34" posts. Instead, the bottom brackets rested just on top of the bottom post caps and they look great. Wish I did this 3 years ago when we first moved in. If you are building from scratch and can place the posts to measure for each 6' section, I imagine using this system would be a breeze. And of course, replacing the old indoor-outdoor carpeting was a must. Really made for a great July 4th celebration this year!
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Doug Better than expected
If you are like me, your concerns about this modest priced rail is "is it cheap looking and lacks strength?". The answer is "NO". The quality is great and it literally transformed the front porch and steps/ramp to an elegant entry. Every item fit well purchased for assembly from brackets to slant of the stair rails for a ramp instead of steps.. I purchased the 4X4 post covers to slip over my treated lumber for both the short support posts and the 8' roof supports posts. I now have a permanent, strong entry. So don't worry about the price of these rails compared to the higher price rails. I cant imagine a better look or strength from a higher priced product.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ofairlane Easy to install, once you figure a system, if cutting is required
I am on my third deck so I am an expert with this railing. I needed to cut every section which as of now will be my 18th railing to be installed. I found it easy but I have found it easiest to cut these railings after disassembling them. After they are apart it is easy to cut the lengths on my cutoff saw and re-assemble. Strong, economic and a whole lot better looking than my old painted and peeling railings, I would never use wood again. The trick to taking these railings apart are that the balusters on each end have a hole punched in them to keep the assembly together, I just drilled that hole with a larger drill bit thus enabling the end baluster to be taken off each railing thus the assembly will come apart easy.
April 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DaGrinch Everything but the brackets
This comes already put together. Better than the railings at the "other" home improvement center because this railing has all the balusters. At the "other" place, you buy the balusters separately. Sure, you can get the ones you want... at a price. These sections from HD are easy to fit , level and plumb.
Just make sure you understand these railings and their 8 foot counterparts are not exactly 6' and 8' - they may fit between 4x4 posts that are 6' and 8' on center, but measure carefully. You will have some wiggle room with the brackets, but not a whole lot.
August 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JASconst Overall a decent product
Over the last year I've installed quite a few vinyl handrails. There are a lot of different brands and styles. This style was one of the easiest I've done, the only thing I didn't like was the brackets that attach to the post, but that hasn't strayed me away I'm about to order more. Time wise this handrail is one of the quickest after you do a section or two.
March 12, 2012