Install Beautiful Aluminum Railings Around The Perimeter Of Your Deck
Adding aluminum railings around the edges of your deck makes it safer. No one can easily fall off of the deck and get hurt if they are not paying attention to where they are walking. Fortunately, aluminum railings come as a kit that can easily be installed by most homeowners. The guide below walks you through a few tips to ensure that you install the railings properly.
Purchase Enough Railings
You need to be sure to purchase enough railings to go around the perimeter of your deck. You need to measure from corner to corner to ensure that you purchase enough corner posts to complete the job. You also need to be sure to take the stairs into account so that you can purchase stair railings that match the railings you are using around the deck.
Measure and Mark the Deck
Next, you need to measure the deck and make a mark at each location where a post needs to be placed. Each railing will only be so long and improperly installing the posts that hold them in place will lead to the railings not fitting properly.
Install the Posts
You then need to install the posts. Use a drill to screw the posts to the deck. You want to use a drill so that the screws can be put into place in less time than it would take to install them with a screwdriver. The posts should attach to the deck at four points. Be sure to attach all corners of the posts to ensure that they are as secure as they can be.
Add the Railings
Next, the railings will slip into the openings in the sides of the posts and then need to be secured. Be sure that the railings are slid into the posts at either end before you screw them together to ensure that they fit properly. Be sure to check the railings to make sure that they are secure before you allow anyone to go onto the deck. You can push on the railings to make sure that they are secure.
If you do not think that you can install the railings on your own, you can hire a professional company to do the installation for you. They will have all the tools and knowledge needed to be able to handle the installation quickly and easily. This is a great option for anyone who doesn't own tools or who doesn't know how to use them well. Contact a company like Boss Metal Works to learn more.