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Designers and builders of elegant outdoor PT treeated Ipe and composite decks, a Connecticut CT deck building contractor
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    Deck Specialists Inc ipe deck builder Custom Ipe,PT     Composite Local Deck Builders
 Locally Owned & Operated in     Hartford County Connecticut CT
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Sealing or Oiling Ipe Decks:
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      Deck Specialists Inc
      PO Box 2001
      Manchester CT 06045

    Manchester
860-646-0032
    Simsbury
860-651-4283
   
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Rails Choosing the proper railing for your deck can be a very important step. Some key factors would be: Visibility (some rails are more open than others.), Style (a contemporary rail might not fit your traditional house.), Strength (some rail designs are inherently stronger than others, for areas that might have longer spans or subject to rough housing like a pool area). We feel our white solid vinyl deck rail system is the best in the industry.

white vinyl railsIpe rails

 

 

 

Pictured to the left are our colonial solid vinyl deck rail with Ipe caprail (top), and all ipe Ironwood deck rail or Ipe (right).

Below we have PT or pressure treated rails. To the left is again our colonial style, while on the right although very similar is a traditional rail . The traditional rail uses a better grade sleek spindle, that we manufacture from 5/4" premium material rather then conventional square stock material

colonial treated rails   traditional treated rails

Many of our deck photos feature the boxed King post system, This is an optional rail system and can add a dramatic touch to some projects. King posts are usually used in conjunction with the border decking or picture frame system and white PVC fascia boards.  This is a upgrade to our standard vinyl deck rails. (ask for pricing)

       king post railwhite king post vinyl rails

 The Boxed or King post colonial rail, shown here our solid vinyl deck rails with Ipe cap and vinyl finials is another option. Although pricey and maybe too busy for some decks this rail really makes a statement.

        

Sometimes no rail at all is the best option. Decks 30" and lower do not rlow deck with planters and benchesequire a rail by code, and a combination of benches, planters and stairs (and maybe a few rail sections) can work out real well.

  

graspable stair rail

 

Graspable hand rails: code now requires a graspable hand rail as well on the stairs. We match the caprail material and securely mount a graspable rail on one side of all stairs of 3 treads or more.

 

 

rail jig

Deck Specialists, Inc. goes through great pains to manufacture quality rails sections in our shop. We incorporate precision Jigs and dadoed groves in our rail assemblies as well as blind screw construction!  This insures quality construction difficult to achieve in the field and also less time spent at the jobsite.

                                                                                                               

    

 solid vs hollow rails

Pictured to the left is our solid vinyl (HDPE) spindle vs a hollow PVC spindle on the right. needless to say our is stronger, less brittle in the cold and less likely to sag. Hollow spindle rails look overly shiny and fake and even rattle in the wind. Ours look just like painted wood with a subtle grain, and are UV and mildew resistant. Actually HDPE (high density Polyethylene) plastic with up to 90% recycled materials .Ours are Maintenance free not requiring and painting or sealing, and easily cleaned with bleach and water, or vinyl cleaners or even soft scrub if necessary.

Also please note our spindles (and all the rail components) are solid colored thru an thru. There are many newer composite rail systems with an composite core and what looks like a white painted surface. We are wondering how long such a finish can last?

 

 

Well here is the first failure we have come across. Only 3 years old but you can see this composite rail system (we think this one is by premier but not sure) is having issues with the surface coating. The thin outer white coating is cracking and will only get worse.

 

 

 

 

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DECK SPECIALISTS INC your local custom Ipe, composite and treated deck builder in Connecticut CT 
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