Composite Railing – PVC composite banister is often found on porches or terraces of houses. This handrail is an alternative to the wooden railing. Once installed, it does not have to be maintained. Composite balustrade consists of a vinyl material that can withstand all weather conditions. They do not wear out or rot. Composite railing comes in sections of various lengths depending on your application.
It is installed in a similar way to any other type of composite railing and can give your porch a more polished look. Measure the length and width of the canopy where you will install the handrail. Run a tape measure along with all sides and add the measurements to get the total number of railing feet you need for the installation. This will determine how many railing pieces you need. Mark a location on each corner of the posts. Measure the distance between the corner posts and space the posts accordingly.
Most posts are spaced every 6 feet depending on the code. Mark the location of each composite railing post with a pencil. Set the first post of the base on the base of the canopy or cover and screw it into place with the screws and an electric drill. Slide the post into the base stand and secure it with the supplied screws. Place all the remaining posts in the exact same way until they are all secure to the terrace or porch.