Vinyl Posts and Railings

By Todd Fratzel on Decks & Porches, Siding & Trim

In my post yesterday about the farmers porch skirt several people asked what type of posts I used. All of the railings and posts are made by Certainteed , the Evernew Collection. The porch posts are actually structural. They have a structural aluminum post in the center. Below you can see the basic railing system. You use a 4×4 wood post under the vinyl post sleeves. Then you attach brackets to the posts which secure the railing sections. The whole system is fairly easy to install and the finished product really looks great.

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Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today's Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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4 Comments

  1. Tiffany says:

    I have the same porch, what is an inexpensive cleaner i can use?

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