Railing Checklist Help Page
Top Rail Profile
Square Top Rail
Round Top Rail
Heritage Top Rail
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.
Welded Picket Style #1
(w/ sleeve every 10')
(w/ top rail mounts to post)
Bottom Rail to Post Fastening Detail
Bottom Sleeve Mount
(Meets IBC codes)
Detail at Wall and/or Existing Column(s):
Top/Bottom Wall Mounts
Post & End Cap
Post & Top Wall Mount
Use a universal protractor (available at most hardware stores) to determine your stair angle.
- Lay a straightedge across a minimum of 3 stair nosings
- Put your universal protractor on the straightedge
- Record the angle
-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.
To determine the stair rake, measure the diagonal distance from the nose of the top stair to the nose of the bottom stair.