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Tips for a Smooth Deck Railing Installation

Deck Railings | October 25, 2022

Installing a new railing system for your deck may seem like an intimidating and difficult task, especially if you have minimal experience with similar projects. While installing a new deck railing system can be complex and time-consuming without proper preparation, there are several steps you can take to make installation easier, faster, and safer. As a leading provider of high-quality aluminum picket railing systems and other railing products, the team at Vista Railing Systems knows that preparation can make a world of difference in the installation process. That is why we have compiled a list of tips for a smooth deck railing installation to help you get the job done right and allow you to enjoy your new railing system as soon as possible.

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3 Tips to Make Your Deck Railing Installation Easier

To minimize the risk of installation errors and injuries while installing your deck railing system, be sure to perform the following actions:

1. Measure Twice, Cut Once

You have likely heard this statement many times, but it is especially true when dealing with deck railing materials. If you need to cut materials for your railing system, it is crucial to ensure that you take the time to record an accurate measurement before trimming them down. Failure to carefully measure your materials can result in a poor finish or a shortage of materials, negatively impacting the integrity of your railing system. In addition to measuring your railing materials, it is crucial to measure your deck to ensure that you are purchasing a suitable amount of railing products for your space.

2. Carefully Read the Manufacturer’s Instructions

Most deck railing products come with installation instructions in the packaging. If you cannot locate these instructions in the packaging, look for them on the manufacturer’s website. Once you have located them, take the time to read them carefully. A detailed set of instructions should tell you what tools you need, if any additional materials are required, and outline each step of the installation process. Some manufacturers may also provide videos for assembly and installation, allowing you to reference them as needed throughout the process.

3. Choose the Right Products

Some deck railing products require assembly of their post components and a separate purchase of their assembly fasteners, making for an overly complicated and time-consuming system. To cut down on installation time without compromising quality, look for products that feature pre-assembled posts with pre-attached brackets. This allows for straightforward and efficient installation, ensuring a professional fit and finish without the headache caused by other systems.

To learn more about our aluminum railing products or to inquire about our other deck railing solutions, get in touch with the team at Vista Railing Systems. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our products.