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How to install handrail covers

The steps to installing a handrail cover have never been easier. It does not matter whether you are a contractor or a DIY enthusiast, with the right tools and a little time, you will easily be able to install our handrails, no problem!

 

Items needed:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Table Saw

Step 1: Measure to length

An essential part of this process is making sure you have proper measurements. Using your favourite measuring tape, measure each length of handrail and write down the dimensions.

 

Step 2: Cut to size

Before you cut all the sizes you have marked down, try starting with one, small section first. You will want to lodge an end piece of the wood railing into the underside section of the vinyl handrail cover. Doing this will ensure a proper, stable cut with your table saw. Once you have completed one section and double-checked the dimensions were correct, continue onto the next section.

Step 3: Installation

Now that the measurements are done, the cutting is complete, and you have checked one piece to ensure the measurements are correct, you can start installing. Thanks to our friction fit system, there are no nails or screws involved. Simply set the handrail cover into place and apply pressure so it snaps onto the wood. Once all the lengths are in place you can go around and add end caps, connectors, and corner caps to complete the cover.

 

Thanks to our rib system there will always be airflow inside the handrail cover so the wood will not rot or succumb to the elements. Plus, if that was not good enough, there is little to no maintenance to our products! The vinyl handrail will never fade in the sun, warp with the changing seasons, or need a new coat of paint. Now that your handrail cover has been applied you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful new addition to your home!