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Porch Posts & Exterior Porch Post Columns

 

 

 

Polymer/Steel porch posts are made in a unique process that encases a load bearing galvanized steel pipe in an architectural shape of high density polymer.  Exterior porch posts can be cut to height from the top or bottom using a radial arm saw or a miter saw with a metal cutting blade.  Be sure to wear safety goggles.

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Installing Porch Railings

The key design details of porch railings are posts, finials, balusters, and top and bottom rails. Most home centers don't carry a wide selection of this millwork; millwork catalogs at your local lumberyard will offer a far better selection. There, you should be able to find many varieties of rails and balusters, but you'll have to special-order them, and some assembly may be required.

You also can choose decorative detailing, sometimes referred to as "gingerbread," which gives a porch a cozy, homey appearance. Gingerbread woodwork looks best on Victorian-style homes and is installed with finishing nails, similar to regular trim. Installing gingerbread can be a fun woodworking project if you have the proper tools, which include a saber saw, drill, and wood files.

Before ordering balusters and rails, make sure you have the exact measurements of your porch. If you're installing a stairway railing, measure between the nailing points on the posts and add a few inches to the handrail measurement to allow extra length for cutting.

Contact one of our technical specialists to help configure your next balustrade railing system and porch post configuration.

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