Hybrid Railing Section - 36'' x 72'' - Composite - Teak is rated
Rated 1 out of
Don't buy, there are better options in the market
Bought this as I wanted to re-do my whole deck in composite so I would stop doing maintenance, sanding, painting once it for all.
When you see it in the pictures and from far, it looks really nice. But it is just for an exhibition, photo in a magazine. In real life, this product is really bad. I would recommend to go for other products that come more pre-assembled than this one. (I am normally good at doing these things, I have finished my entire basement, re-did my entire deck, have quite a lot of tools. So I am not a newbie on this types of things).
If you follow the instructions from the manual, you will end up in trouble. They are really bad.
It never tells you in the whole manual that holes for the balusters need to be aligned as the rails comes pre-holed. I know it sounds pretty obvious, but when you follow the manual you cut the upper rail and then a couple of steps later it tells you to cut the lower rail without any mention of alignment, then you find yourself in deep trouble because they do not align (There I lost a complete box $140).
Another one #2 .... if you do the railings all straight, no issues. But the moment that you do a 90 degrees angle, part of the screws that you have to put to hold the rails, the tip of one will end up going against the tip of the other from the 90 degrees angle. So you cannot screw it all the way into the post, creating an issue. I ended up cutting the tip so it does not touch the one already screwed. This is a design flaw.
Another one #3 ... for the Posts, it tells you to do 3mm guide holes through the composite post and then the iron, galvanized post inside it. Forget it .... needs to be more than 3mm, otherwise the provided screw trying to perforate the galvanized steel will lose it tip trying to do the tread. Also perforating that galvanized steel is no joke, you need really strong bits and a high RPM drill , otherwise it will take you forever.
Another one #4 ... if you buy one box of 36x72 it is good only for 1 chunk of the installation. Let's say you need to do only 20 inches of rail and then another 60 inches of rail. You will not have enough clips, attachments, screws, parts for that. It is only good for one of the two (solution .... buy another box at $140 ... umm not good). I called the company and they said to go buy at (Rona / Reno) as they should carry those extra parts. I went and they have no idea what it is. Called them back again and they washed their hands, sent me back to the store and told me they are just the importers.
Another one #5 ... Some in the installation of the posts, it tell you to cut the 36 inches tall posts to a certain height (for no apparent reason). Forget it, do not cut it, as cutting the galvanized post will be a Titanic job with a manual saw. Instead you will need a grinder, and it will still take you a lot of time. What for ? it never says. So leave it as it is, don't waste your time. .... Another design flaw.
So people stay away from these set of Products (Rails and Posts) and Brand. I do not think they have actually ever tried to assemble it themselves once. The engineer that designed this only did it from a computer. Their instructions are really bad, and the customer service the worst I have seen (Mme. Sonia is the one who will answer you and give you the run arounds).
DO NOT BUY THIS, I WILL NEVER BUY IT AGAIN AND DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYBODY !!!!
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of
Aucun problème d'installation ni de qualité!
J'ai acheté ce produit et je viens tout juste de l'installer sur mon patio. C'est magnifique et très solide!
Côté installation, ça s'est très bien passé pour nous, contrairement à d'autres qui ont écrit des critiques, mais il faut lire les instructions avant de commencer.
Ça prend un grinder. Quand on coupe les poteaux, celui en métal à l'intérieur est très épais. La raison pour laquelle il faut les couper c'est que c'est la même installation pour les escaliers et le poteau du bas doit être plus grand.
Pour les trous qui doivent être pré-drillés, j'ai utilisé des mèches un peu plus grosses que recommandées et ça s'est très bien passé (5/32 en haut et 1/8 en bas).
Pour les rails, c'est bien écrit dans les instructions mais c'est très très important de comprendre qu'on doit enlever la même chose à gauche et à droite pour s'assurer que les balustres soient alignés. Si on a 5 cm à retirer, c'est 2,5 à gauche et 2,5 à droite.
Je recommande ce produit, mais il faut avoir un grinder et lire attentivement les instructions.
Date published: 2020-06-21