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    Default Need Opinion on Railing Systems

    I am looking to remodel and I really can use an unbiased opinion with pros and cons for railing products... looking at cellular pvc and composite. Also, please let me know if you have brand recommendations. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Need Opinion on Railing Systems

    Are you talking about hand rails for outdoor uses?

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    Default Re: Need Opinion on Railing Systems

    Yes, for my porch.


    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    Are you talking about hand rails for outdoor uses?

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    Default Re: Need Opinion on Railing Systems

    OK then, composite will be fine for that.

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    Default Re: Need Opinion on Railing Systems

    Be very careful and research the composite materials you use. I have Trex and I would never recommend it to anyone. It must be pressure washed every 8 weeks because it grows mold in full sun. Not only is it disgusting and unhealthy, it is time consuming and expensive. Google Trex complaints and you will see just how bad it really is. Other composite materials have also had problems. Some claim the new generation of hard shell surfaces on composite materials took care of the old problems but even some of those new hard shell materials have issues. All I can say is do your research before you invest in any composite material. Personally, I'm going back to wood. It lasted longer and was easier to care for and never grew mold.

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