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Tips for Installing our AVCON Thermoplastic Railing System

 

Our AVCON Thermoplastic Railing System is not only maintenance-free, but it's also easy to install.  Whether you are replacing an existing system, or starting fresh for a new project these same tips apply. 

  • Before starting work on the installation take a moment to look over the Packing List and Shop Drawings along with the Install Guide. 
  • Contact us immediately at 732-286-9496 if you have any questions or see items missing or incorrect. 
  • It's easiest to load the railings onto the deck or in the area where they will be installed.
  • All dimensions on our Shop Drawings note the centerline of the railings & posts. Use (a marker or chalk line) chalk to mark locations.
  • Always begin with securing the Flange & Core Mountings as indicated to ensure rigid and proper installation of the railings. 
  • Use ratcheted "come-along" straps to hold the adjoining sections in place without over-tightening. If necessary use a clear plastic or urethane hammer to assist in getting flush joints so you don't risk marking the railing surface. 
  • Continue with each section and don't forget to check for plumb & level before securing. 
  • Final cleanup is easy, just remember to use a non-abrasive cleaner (no bleach) to avoid damaging or dulling the surface finish on the railings.