they need to be stretched over a 4x4 post. They also need to be glued in with the caulking
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In the Trex Rain Escape Installation Guide, Page 9, Step 8, you will see how to properly install the post flash. I have included the link below. https://s7d4.scene7.com/is/content/Trex/trex-rain-escape-installation-guidepdf.pdf Nina, Customer Care Team