Railing Checklist Help Page

Top Rail Profile

Excell Square Top Rail
(Top Rail Comes Attached)

Excell Square Top Rail

Excell Round Top Rail
(Top Rail Comes Attached)

Excell Round Top Rail

Durarail Square Top Rail
(Top Rail Comes Separate)

Durarail Square Top Rail

Durarail Round Top Rail
(Top Rail Comes Separate)

Durarail Round Top Rail

Rail Height

Our standard rail heights are 36" AFF or 42" AFF. These represent the finished height of the railing (from the surface of the deck to the top of the top rail). Please check local building codes for height requirements in your area. Stair railing comes 36" AFF unless otherwise requested. Other heights may be custom ordered.

Rail Style

Welded Picket Style #1

Welded Picket Style #1

Component Glass

Component Glass

(View our catalog for additional styles and photos)

Post Style

Surface Mount

Surface Mounted Post

Fascia Mount

Fascia Mounted Post

Post Size

1.72" Post
(Durarail top rail only)

1.72" Post

2-1/2" Post
(Excell or Durarail Top)

2-1/2" Post

Bottom Rail to Post Fastening Detail

Rail Clip
(Hidden fastener)

Rail Clip

Bottom Sleeve Mount
(Meets IBC codes)

Bottom Sleeve Mount
Rail Clip
Bottom Sleeve Mount

Detail at Wall and/or Existing Column(s):

Top/Bottom Wall Mounts

Top & Bottom Wall Mounts

Post & End Cap

Post & End Cap

Post & Top Wall Mount

Post & Top Wall Mount

Stair Angle

Universal Protractor

Use a universal protractor (available at most hardware stores) to determine your stair angle.

  1. Lay a straightedge across a minimum of 3 stair nosings
  2. Put your universal protractor on the straightedge
  3. Record the angle
Tips:

-The more stair nosings you put your straightedge across the more accurate your angle will be.

-If you have a long run of stairs, measure the stair angle at 2 or 3 places along your run to confirm that your angle is constant along the full set of stairs.

Stair Rake

Stair Rake

To determine the stair rake, measure the diagonal distance from the nose of the top stair to the nose of the bottom stair.

If you need additional assistance, please call us at 1-800-403-3286 or visit our showroom at 504 D McCormick Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21061