Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Aggravated Under length
Be aware of the true length, sold as 8 feet but comes up 4.5 inches shorter. Caused me extra work to install another 4X4 support. On top of that one of the rail hanger kits came short the hardware.
June 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BJCD Very happy
Rail was easy to assemble and install. Clean simple style is exactly what we were looking for at an affordable price. I cut two inches off of each baluster for desired look.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 5ironstinger Excellent product-with minor exceptions
Product was selected for it's appearance, longevity, and low maintenance qualities. Very easy to install using suggested tools and written instructions with illustration- with the following exceptions. (1) directions for cutting rails (top and bottom) require centering the rails between the posts, and cutting each end equally. Depending on the distance between the posts, there may be insufficient clearance (between the post and adjacent baluster) for installation of the rail bracket and/or cover cap that snaps over the bracket. This can be remedied by notching the bracket or cover cap to provide relief for the baluster, or for allowing the cover to be installed over the rail, after the bracket is in place. (see photos) I used a Dremel tool with a thin abrasive blade and found the cover will still snap in place after cutting the lower side out. (2) The stainless screws provided for securing each side of the top rail will bind and break off when driven into the aluminum brace rail with the suggested pilot hole diameter. This can be avoided by gently oscillating the drill and bit in the finished hole to provide a little extra clearance for the screw.
I would also suggest careful handling of all the components during unpacking, cutting, and installation to avoid surface marring and scratches to the vinyl surfaces. Minor scratches are easily removed with WD-40.
Finished product looks good and will definitely reduce the frustrating periodic maintenance of painted wood. While I believe both of the these installation problems could and should be addressed by the manufacturer, I will likely purchase additional footage for the back deck knowing I can make the required modifications with minor effort and achieve acceptable results.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie great quality
it wouldn't hurt to have a third support under the bottom rail. ( it comes with 2) it is a little pricey, but easy to work with and complete
October 7, 2014