Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by engr4you Tricky Application
Wish I had seen these when I was converting two decks to screened porches. Would have saved time and probably money. My application is on a brick landing off one of those screened porches. The fact that the materials are vinyl and aluminum is perfect since my porch posts and trim are all PVC and my existing pickets on railings are aluminum like the ones in this railing.
The inner aluminum H-beam is an important part of the rails since it makes the rails stiffer as well as providing something for the ends of the pickets to align against. It cuts easily with a miter saw but be careful when cutting and be sure to wear safety glasses. Cut slowly. All parts fit together simply with the use of self-tapping screws and I didn't have a need for pre-drilling. My big issue was how to firmly support the end posts that I got to complete the job (see pictures). Finding a post bracket that prevented the unsupported top of the 4x4 treated post from swaying was my issue. Years ago saw a vinyl post sleeve with an internal metal post and special base but it was quite expensive. I did not see a similar item from this manufacturer. The problem with using something like a standard 4x4 four-sided base is that there is not enough room for the sleeve to slip over the 4x4. Even with the 2-sided bracket I used I had to cut away some material on two sides at the base in order to accommodate the sleeve.
But aside, from these specific application issues, I like the quality of the various pieces, the clear instructions and the fit of each item. I think the finished product is quite attractive as well as adding safety to the area where it is installed. My pictures only show one side installed since I am waiting for another set of brackets to complete the other side. I cut one long 96 inch railing set in two in order to make two railing sections that are about 43" long each and that is why I needed more brackets. Take your time with the layout and location of brackets and I recommend a padded 6" clamp to hold your brackets to your post sleeves while inserting the screws. (Wish I had taken a picture of that as well.)
Yes, I would recommend this product for low/no maintenance installations. Maybe the manufacturer will comment about an appropriate post base for masonry installations. I will update this review if I come up with a better solution.
August 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edieb EXCELLENT QUALITY
Weatherables Bellaire is a deck/porch railing system that offers an unusual eye-catching combination of rails and spindles. The top and bottom rails are made of tough molded thick vinyl that encases an aluminum insert.for rigidity. The spindles are black round textured aluminum. The kit comes disassembled. The rails and brackets in one box and the spindles in another. After you get the hang of it, it goes together fairly quickly. This kit is an 8' straight rail with mounting brackets included. The railing can be cut with a good sharp saw blade for a custom fit. Additional brackets are available for purchase. All in all, this railing system offers an attractive, trouble free, sturdy and long lasting alternative for adding form and function to an outdoor space. Good job Weatherables!!
June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BB101 Quick railing replacement
After 8 years my original painted cedar and pine railing has weathered very badly in Central Texas. So rather than having to do this again in 8 years I decided to hunt down something made with metal and plastic.
The Bellaire vinyl railing comes in a few different size options, at 96 inches I was able to get some of my longer runs done and cut to length on some of the smaller options.
The railing themselves are made of a plastic vinyl that is about 1/8 inch thick covering an aluminum H beam. The spindles are aluminum tubes powder coated with black powder coating.
I've knocked a star because the smooth top scratches relatively easily.
installation took me about an hour and that includes removing the old hardware.
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GetERDone New Railing
With the new stairs put in, we needed a railing system, this set up was easy to install, easy to adjusted and highly fashionable for the look I wanted. The vinyl railing matched and blended well with the rest of the railing and the spindles give a great look and a classic feel to them. The spindles are easy on install into the premade holes and the railing is sturdy, taking on the high traffic of kids in the house. The railing is easy to cut down to meet the needs of stairs without worrying about the spacing.
August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer So glad I purchased this
This was a great purchase. Superb product. Extremely solid design from the rails to the spindles. Many of my neighbors have commented on how great this white railing with black spindles looks.
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RWH strong but pretty
The fencing is strong and pretty (surprise!). We're using this fencing to cordon off a flower garden area in our backyard. Our house is about a hundred and twelve years old; were s late Victorian look. The fencing isomers, obviously, yet it still complements our home nicely (it's white with black shutters, then colorful porch and railing). The simplicity of the fence design keeps the focus on the garden ants, but in an attractive way. Erecting and securing the fence wad no problem. Just a few minutes. And it seems durable, SD SO now we can turn to the other items on our long list of d-home-maintenance!
May 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bhcdiy Very Impressive Good Quality Built Railing Kit---
We used this 8" vinyl railing kit on our patio. We have an opening and 4" sections on each side,so we cut this unit in half and mounted each section to the tiled floor with a metal baseplate bracket and put 4x4 posts on the brackets then used the white vinyl sleeves over the 4x4 posts and it turned out beautiful! The sleeves come with a base and top cap so it hides the metal base plate. The vinyl railing also comes with a metal insert in the top rail and bottom rail which gives a very nice heavy support system. The company that makes this unit(Weatherables) has done a top notch job with this product. I have never seem a railing system built so well, usually it's just all vinyl. The instructions are written very clear and pictures are included to help with each step. The complete 8' and 6' kits have made our patio look very attractive and modern. We will enjoy this maintenance free vinyl system for many years
May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handyman Amazing product
I purchased this fencing kit to replace the old railing on my deck. It was a do it yourself project and I can't say enough about how pleased I am with this product. It was shipped to my home within days of my ordering it. It is extremely sturdy and east to install once you get the hang of it and as you can see from the photos, it is beautiful. I contacted USA Vinyl the manufacturer several times and they were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I spoke with Mike and he was a great guy to deal with, absolutely great customer service. There are no CONS for this product.
September 24, 2014