Frequently Asked Questions
Our aluminum railing system is powder coated to protect against the effects of ACQ treated lumber.
The powder coating that is used on our railing system has been designed to withstand approximately 3,000 hours of continuous salt spray.
Our railing system was designed for use as a guardrail, however, we manufacture an aluminum fencing system that might better suit your needs.
Yes. For concrete installation, we recommend “tapcon” screws, “redhead” screws, or anchor bolts. The anchoring screws that come with Peak Aluminum Railing are intended for use on certain wood applications only, so you would need to purchase these concrete fasteners separately. All of these concrete fasteners should be readily available through your local Home Depot. We recommend that you consult with a local engineer to ensure the fasteners you select will provide the necessary strength to meet your local building codes.
Yes, you can use our railing system on composite decking.
In the uncommon situation where a component of our aluminum railing system is missing or defective, we encourage the customer to contact us directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone at 604-448-8000. We stand by our products and make customer satisfaction our highest priority.
A mitre saw with a non-ferrous blade is best.
The base rail sits 2-7/16” off the ground to the bottom of the base rail once assembled.
We do not recommend painting it, as this hasn’t been tested and could affect your warranty.
We recommend using a soft cloth with warm soapy water, followed by rinsing thoroughly.
Our base rail supports are 1.5” wide and 2 5/8” tall, and we provide one per each length of 4’ or 6’ railing
Our hand & base rails are available in 4' and 6' lengths.
Our spacers are available through special order at Home Depot.
Single pickets can be special ordered through Home Depot
Each standard picket measures 5/8” X 5/8”, and our wide pickets are 5/8” X 1.5”
Our pickets are 36” high.
Our decorative spacers measure 3-15/16”, and come in packs of four.
Our stair spacers are 4.5”, and are cut on opposing angles. Our regular spacers are 3-15/16”.
Each 6” glass panel kit comes with 7 panels, 14 glass gasket assemblies. Each kit also comes with 16 white and 16 black spacers. This allows each kit to work with either white or black railing.
At this time our large glass panels are only available in a clear variety. For a tinted option, we do offer 6” glass panels that come tinted.
We do not have a glass infill option for stairs. Our narrow or wide pickets provide the infill solution for staircases.
At this time, all of our glass panels only come in a standard height of 36 5/16” high.
Our 6” glass panel kits come with a full accessory kit that includes gaskets and spacers. Our large single glass panels (18” – 66”) require a glass gasket which is sold separately.
Our glass panels are fully tempered and therefore are not able to be cut.
Building code requires no more than 4” of space between any two points.
Our posts come in a standard height of 42”.
Our post column measures 2"x2" and the base measures 4"x4".
We recommend using 2”x8” blocking directly under the location of your posts to provide more stability.
To achieve angles other than 90 degrees, our universal connector can be configured to swivel horizontally or vertically (for stair applications).
If you prefer that your railing connect directly to a wall instead of a post, you can use our wall mount brackets for this purpose. Our wall mount brackets are secured to existing surfaces using lag bolts, and then your railing secures to the wall mount bracket with self-drilling screws.
Our fascia mount brackets come with a base rail support bracket which attaches to the fascia itself.
Our fascia mount brackets allow you to mount our railings to your deck fascia and therefore no penetration of the deck surface is necessary. As an added bonus, they also provide a few extra inches of deck space.
The process of fascia mount bracket installation results in the top of the bracket sitting flush with your deck surface, so the height of your railing system isn’t jeopardized.
Our gates are available in black or white, with wide or narrow pickets and fit a 46" opening. They can be cut down to fit smaller openings as necessary.
Our gates are available with wide or narrow pickets only.
Our gates do not come with a locking mechanism at this time.
Our gates come with a latch and retainer mechanism that keeps the gate closed.
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