Trex railing products have become extremely popular for decks and porches. As the leading manufacturer of wood alternative decking products, Trex makes deck railings that are long-lasting, durable, sustainably made, and easy to install.

Why Use Trex Decking and Railings?

Known for their superior quality composite decks and railing, Trex products have gained popularity for a reason. The materials have a protective shell that maintains their integrity, quality, and appearance over sustained outdoor use. This durability is guaranteed with an industry-leading, comprehensive 25-year warranty. 

Trex composite decking and railing product lines feature a deep wood grain for a realistic look and come in a range of rich colors to complement any home design. As an added bonus, Trex products use 95% recycled materials, which makes them one of the most sustainable decking options.

Trex Railing Product Lines We Love

Trex railings complete any deck with a high-performance, attractive finish. Here are our favorite railing product lines offered by Trex:

Trex Signature: For classic style and exceptional strength, Trex Signature railing is a perfect option. Manufactured from powder-coated aluminum, Trex Signature railing comes in a variety of design options:

  • Rod rail style: the classic popular style
  • Cocktail rail: wider rail with plenty of space for plants or drinks 
  • Signature curved rail: made for unique and elegant deck designs

Trex Transcend: Their highest-performance deck railing line, Trex Transcend is available in a multitude of luxury colors, all with the company’s trusted durability and warranty. Trex Transcend pairs perfectly with any decking option, offering elevated style and exceptional performance.

How to Install Trex Deck Railing

One of the biggest benefits with Trex railings is that you can install them yourself. Here’s how:

Using the Template

Trex railing comes with a cardboard template that is useful in installing the railing in both horizontal positions and going down stairs. There are two sets of punched holes in the template. The top punches are used for horizontal applications, and the bottom punches are used when installing a railing along stairs. 

Step 1: Place the template against the outside of the post. Then, place the top bracket in the appropriate punched hole in the top of the template, facing up. Affix top bracket to post with screws.

Step 2: Place the bottom bracket in the appropriate punched hole in the bottom of the template, facing down. Affix the bottom bracket to the post with screws.

Mounting the Bottom Rail

Step 3: Holding the rail underneath the bottom bracket, insert screws down through the bottom bracket, into the bottom rail. Repeat on the other side of the bottom rail.

Step 4: Place the gasket around the top of the bracket and rail, with the open end of the gasket facing down. Repeat on the other side of the bottom rail.

Step 5: Bow baluster spacer to fit underneath the gaskets, then snap it into place atop bottom railing.

Installing Rail Balusters and Placing the Top Railing

Step 6: Place the top baluster spacer atop the bottom baluster spacer, upside down. Align holes in top and bottom baluster spacers. Place balusters into holes in baluster spacers.

Step 7: When all balusters are placed, pull the top baluster spacer approximately halfway up the balusters to align the balusters correctly.

Step 8: Place the top railing atop the balusters and snap together.

Installing the Top Railing and Mount Post Caps

Step 9: Lower baluster space to bottom railing so that balusters can be moved out of the way when inserting screws. Insert screws into the top bracket going up into the top railing. Repeat on the other side of the top rail.

Step 10: Slide top baluster spacer up to the top rail and snap into place along the bottom side of the top rail. Slide post cap down onto top of post, using clear silicone to adhere cap to post.

Ready to get started? Zeeland Lumber offers Trex decking, railing, and anything else you might need for your deck project. Reach out to us to get expert advice on our favorite materials and methods, or stop by one of our locations to start building your deck today!

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