Classic Vinyl Stair Railing Installation Guide

Classic Vinyl Stair Railing Installation Guide
Classic Vinyl Stair Railing
Installation Guide
Stair Railing Installation Guide
THE BEST CHOICE FOR STRONG & DURABLE RAILING SYSTEMS
Our exclusive manufacturing process ensures our vinyl railing will provide superior
strength plus it is virtually maintenance free. This guide will help make your installation
easy. For questions, please call 1-866-719-5782 and welcome to Durables.
Please note:
It is the responsibility of the installer to conform to local building codes and safety
requirements. It is also the installer’s responsibility to obtain all necessary building
permits. These instructions are guidelines and do not cover every installation scenario.
instructions will be included within the packaging. Review all instructions before starting
railing installation. The installer may need to modify the exact installation method to
meet unique site requirements.
THE MANUFACTURER WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR INCORRECT OR UNSAFE INSTALLATION
Post Cap
1. If cutting material for installation
double check all measurements before
cutting.
2. Some stair installations require
longer posts. Test all railing sections
before cutting.
3. The stair brackets included can
accomodate angles of 30-40 degrees.
Bracket
Top Rail
Post Skirt
Bottom Rail
Footblock
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Stair Railing Installation Guide
Installation Tips:
1. The bracket kits include two different
size screws. The 1-1/2” screws are used
to install the mounting bracket to the
post. The 1” screws are used to attach
the rail to the mounting bracket.
2. If you are using an optional post mount,
use the 1” screws that come with the
post mounting hardware to install the
mounting brackets.
3. While marking the angle on the bottom
rail, ensure the pickets are equally
spaced from each post.
4. A non-ferrous metal blade can be used
to cut the vinyl and aluminum at the
same time. Cut slowly and use all safety
precautions.
5. Before installing the rails, ensure the
aluminum is seated into the vinyl
rail properly. The large opening of
the H-channel should be towards the
pickets.
6. If the posts are plumb, the angle should
be the same for both rails. Always
double check before cutting the rails.
Top Rail
Aluminum
H-Channel
Picket
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Stair Railing Installation Guide
Section 1
These instructions are designed to be supplemental; review all instructions
with the brackets before starting installation.
1. Plumb posts and install optional post skirt before installing rail mounting brackets.
2. Determine the distance between the deck and the bottom rail based on local code
(generally 2”).
3. Stair installation requires the rail ends to be cut at the same angle as the stairs.
4. Lay the bottom rail along the stairs, but raised so that there is a space between the
rail and the stairs (typically 2”). Assure that the holes for the spindles are on the top
of the rail and the single hole for the foot block faces down.
5. Ensure the pickets are centered between the posts and mark the rail angle. Clamp the
bottom rail to the post then measure the length of the footblock.
6. To determine the length of the footblock,
place the footblock next to the rail on the
step that the footblock falls on.
7. Mark the footblock along the top of the
railing then cut the footblock 1/8” shorter
than the line, following the angle of the
bottom rail.
8. Using a pencil, strike a line on the bottom
rail against the post to determine the
angle.
9. Mark the bottom and top rail to the same
length, ensuring the picket holes line up
before cutting the rail.
10. Cut the vinyl rail and the aluminum
insert to the same length.
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Section 2
1. Slide the brackets over the bottom rail
2. Line the bottom rail along the stairs,
assuring that the foot block is inserted
into the hole on the bottom of the rail.
3. Fasten the brackets to the post using the
provided 1.5” screws, then secure the
rail to the brackets with the provided 1”
screws.
4. Gently snap the hole plugs over the 1.5”
screws and snap the screw caps onto the
1” screws.
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Stair Railing Installation Guide
Section 3
1.
Assure that the
brackets are placed onto the ends of the rails before installing the top rail.
2. Fasten the brackets to the post with the provided 1.5” screws. Then secure the rail to
the bracket with the 1” screws.
3. Gently snap the hole plugs over the 1.5” screws and snap the screw caps onto the
1” screws.
If needed, alter the post height and install the post caps.
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