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Rated 4 out of 5Â by ericthebrit Front porch update
The railings are just what we needed to complete the front porch revamp. We had installed the main porch support posts earlier.
The overall effect once the railings are installed speaks for itself in the photos, we are very pleased with the (almost) finished project. The stair rail still needs to be installed to complete the job. The concrete path needs drilling, so I have to wait until I have a hammer drill.
Despite original "fears" that vinyl would not be strong enough for the job, the components are extremely sturdy and, at the same time, very easy to cut to size and very lightweight. There are fixings a-plenty and the installation does not require any "expert" skills, just a saw, a drill and a screwdriver and a spirit level. You don't even need a 2nd set of hands.
Don't forget to buy the post supports and all the "finishing off" knick knacks like base trim and top caps.
June 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Buff Assembled dimensions are in correct
The website and the manufacturer's brochure show the assembled dimension as 33 1/2", however, the assembled dimensions are actually 33 1/2" using the standard brackets. The dimension is 34 1/4" if you use the adjustable angle brackets. Using the spacer piece at the bottom adds another 3". So, you will need at least 36 1/2' of flat surface on the posts to attach to in the first case and 37 1/2" in the second case. My posts were 34 1/2" so I could not use the 3" spacers and had to modify the angle brackets as well by cutting off part of the bottom attachment area. Was not happy at all and it made the installation fairly difficult and very time consuming. I would have just sent everything back but could not find another railing of the desired design.
October 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by grammy Disappointed in dimensions when received
We really like the style of the railings, but the size was not right. We went by the advertised size (6' x 3'), when, in fact it actually measures 5'8" x 3'. We needed the extra 4" for our porch and were disappointed that they did not fit. In the specs it did say that the measurement was 5'8" but we didn't think the dimensions would be something other than what was stated on the picture on the webpage.
We had to take these back (3 of them) and reorder 8' pieces that were double in price for 2 more feet. Especially since we only needed 4" more for each piece. If the length was the same as advertised, they would have fit perfectly. The project is costing us a lot more than we anticipated. We will like the end result I'M SURE, but it is a little disheartening to know the project is more costly than we anticipated. We would have rethought our choice if we had known. I want to say that the staff at Home Depot was excellent through this process and we love shopping here because they are so knowledgeable and helpful.
September 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Mike misleading description.
These are not 6ft panels. They are only 67 3/4 inches. I just got burned by this fact. Two of the panels are too short by an inch or two in spite of careful measuring to make sure all the gap between posts was less than 6ft.. other than that the product is fine.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mack great to use
old porch rails were rotted. these railings were easy to intall
August 5, 2014