Here is a quick visual step-by-step procedure to install AlpaRail. See our Alpa Structural Railing Installation Guide for full step-by-step instructions, or call our technical support staff with any questions.
Mark and measure out locations of newel posts.
Tip - do not tighten bolts down 100%. Leave slightly loose until railing is attached later - then tighten fully.
Use a 10" blade with minimum 60 teeth.
Tip - measure equally on both sides to trim so the baluster will have an equal look in spacing between each end. Cut the pre-made railing sections with retainers and then cut the vinyl top rail cap and bottom rail cap.
Repeat for each post. Remember to not drill screw in fully, leave enough out to slide the L-Bracket over the screw. Adding additional screws through the L-bracket holes is optional.
Use our #6 x 3/8" Self drilling pan socket tek screw.
Tip - install the L-Bracket 1/16" inset in the retainer to get a tighter fit when fastening to your connection face.
Tip - Use a bit extension. When installing on an angled cut (22.5 or 45 degree), install the L-bracket back to the inside corner of the cut and use longer screws (galvanized) to connect to the support face.
Tip - Use a rubber mallet or the end of a hammer (for bottom rail) to get a tight snap on the AlpaRail retainer rail track. After the rails are attached, don't forget to do a final fasten down of the anchor bolts in the newel post base and snap the two snap skirts.
Tip - run a bead of silicon on the inside of the post cap and push down in place. Please refer to our step-by-step AlpaRail Structural Railing Installation Guide booklet for a more details, or contact our Technical Support Team at 905-796-6631 for further assistance.