A: It is definitely preferred yes but not always possible. Sometimes a gate is on a corner and the way the metal lines up the screws will not hit. The aluminum reinforcement will still serve a purpose on eliminating flex in the post when the gate it swinging and shutting.
A: At this time this is not available on Home Depot's website and we are working to have it re-added. At this time it can be purchased through your local Home Depot's pro-desk location.
|Brand||Weatherables||Weatherables||Weatherables||Barrette Outdoor Living|
|Name||5 in. x 5 in. x 11.6 ft. White Vinyl Fence Corner Post||4 in. x 4 in. x 7 ft. Vinyl Fence Gate Blank Post||5 in. x 5 in. x 8 ft. White Vinyl Fence Gate End Post||Horizontal Fence 5 in. x 5 in. x 108 in. White Vinyl End Post|
|Features||UV Protected||UV Protected||UV Protected,Water Resistant||UV Protected,Water Resistant|
|Nominal post height (ft.)||8 ft|
|Nominal post width (in.)||5 in|
|Fencing Installation Type||Dig|
|Picket Top Style||Flat Top|
|Panel Top Shape||Flat|
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