Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 3
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Texas123 Pro Rail stair kit worked great
Installing the stair railing was a challenge, you must figure out the correct angles for the cuts and insure the ballister spacing will be correct, if you do not get this exactly correct on both the top and bottom rail your ballisters will not be perfectly parallel with your posts. For everything to look right you must also get the alignment on both sides of the stairs very close to each other, this took a lot of time. You also need to spend time ensuring that your post spacing is correct and that your posts are plumb. I would certainly not mount the post without having the stair railing kit on hand, I found that where the post are mounted on the patio and the steps was critical, be very careful and I recomend mocking it up before you mount the post. See my photo with the clamps.
I installed Veranda Pro Rail around my entire patio and down my patio stairs. Normally the Pro Rail is used with the 5x5 post covers but I preferred the look of the smaller post and since all of my corners were 90 degree I could use the 4x4 post/cover. Everything worked as designed and the finished product looks wonderful. The install did take longer than I anticipated but we got faster as we gained experience. Remember this is a plastic/PVC product and all the screws go into plastic so you need to be careful not to over tighten (I also pre-drilled and ended up going through a couple of the square drive bits). Once everything is assembled the railing is very sturdy, some of my railings were just under the maximum length and even those feel sturdy. Since none of this product is stocked locally I was concerned that if I messed something up I would have to reorder and wait for it to arrive, by following the instructions (they were included) and being very careful everything worked fine. I did call Veranda with a couple of questions, once before I placed my order and once during installation, their support people were easy to reach and very knowledgeable about the product. Using this railing system was much less expensive than wrought iron, I believe it looks much better and it will never need painting, of course the big reason it was less expensive is my wife and I had to install it ourselves.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Ross Strong, easy to install
The white pro rail stair kit was easy to install and cut. It was strong and exactly what we needed and paid for. Looks great!
November 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by genral299 finished product is lacking
Easy install. But the finished product is lacking due to no end caps to give a good trim look.
May 26, 2014