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How Long does it Take to Properly Install Deck Railings?

Deck Railings | February 15, 2022

If you have recently purchased deck railing products, you are likely wondering how long it will take to properly install them. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question as there are several factors that impact installation time. As leading providers of deck railing products like aluminum railings and framed glass railings, Vista Railing Systems knows how important proper installation is for every system. That is why our team has provided some information to help you understand how long it takes to properly install deck railing and the factors that impact this installation time.

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Factors that Affect Railing System Installation Time

The following factors have the most significant impact on installation time for your new deck railing system:

The Type of Railing System

While all Vista Railing Systems products are designed to allow for simple installation, certain types of railing systems may take longer to install than others due to the number of components included in kits or the amount of assembly/labour required. For example, cable railing systems often require more time to install than aluminum picket railings due to cutting and cable tensioning requirements. Regardless of the railing type chosen, stair railings may take longer than level railings with the reduced workspace, so it is important to consider this when planning your project.

The Size of Your Deck

Though it may seem obvious, larger decks will require additional railing products and will therefore require more time for installation. Be sure to consider the size of your deck and the amount of railing products you need to purchase when estimating installation time. In addition to size, be sure to account for stairs and corners as these can be time-consuming parts of the installation process.

Your Experience and Comfort Level

If you have never installed a deck railing system before and have minimal experience with power tools such as drills or saws, installation will likely take longer as you will need to take more time to ensure that you are performing each step correctly. On the other hand, if you have installed a deck railing system before and are comfortable with various power tools, your installation process will likely take less time. Regardless of your experience and comfort level, be sure to take enough time to get the job done right the first time as careless mistakes will add to installation time and can negatively impact your system.

To learn more about our aluminum railing systems or to locate installation instructions, get in touch with the team at Vista Railing Systems. We can be reached by call or text at 1-800-667-8247 and will work with you to determine the perfect solution for your needs.