- Top Rail: A top rail is the horizontal rail attached to the top of the balusters and between the posts. See component A in the diagram.
- Post Cap: Cap topping each post is the decorative finish that also stands the weather. See component B in the diagram.
- Baluster: Vertical rungs – sometimes called spindles – that fill the space between two posts. See component C in the diagram.
- Post Sleeve: Hollow sleeve that fits over a solid, pressure-treated post or post mount. See component D in the diagram.
- Bottom Rail: A bottom rail is a horizontal rail attached to the bottom of the balusters and between the posts. See component E in the diagram.
- Post Skirt: A finishing piece at the base of the post that covers any cuts where the decking and railing meet. Usually coordinates with the cap. See component F in the diagram.
Build or Resurface?
Deck planning usually goes one of two ways: you have a framework with a little life left in it and only the top boards need a facelift. Or, you’re starting from the grass up and need a completely new deck. Whatever your plans for building a deck, Trex is the perfect solution, with myriad products that out deck wood at every stage.
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