What are the advantages of aluminum vs. plastic or wood railings?
Aluminum delivers the best combination of appearance, strength, and durability. Easy to assemble, and low maintenance, the powder coated finish will continue to retain its beauty for many years and is backed by a manufacturer’s 20 year limited warranty.
Does RailBlazers® have a warranty?
Yes, RailBlazers® quality allows us to offer you a 20 year limited warranty.
Is the RailBlazers® aluminum railing system capable of meeting building code requirements?
Yes, RailBlazers® has been designed, engineered and tested to meet most building code requirements but only your local building department can provide a definitive answer. Please see our compliance page for details.
Where can I buy RailBlazers®?
RailBlazers® Aluminum Railing is carried at our select retailer. For more information, call Peak customer service at 1 (877) 883 – PEAK (7325).
Is the RailBlazers® gate available in other sizes?
The RailBlazers® gate fits up to a 46” rough opening without any alterations. RailBlazers® gates feature a removable post on one end that allows you to cut the gate down to the size you need. Simply remove the post, mark and cut the gate according to the installation instructions, reattach the removable post and secure with the self-drilling fasteners provided.
How many different designs of decorative spacers are available?
We currently offer the diamond decorative spacers (black or white). These decorative spacers can be used in every space between the pickets, every other space or wherever you think looks best. Your imagination is the only limit!
What type of paint should I use to touch up the RailBlazers® Aluminum Railing System?
The RailBlazers® system is coated with a durable and attractive powder coat finish. In the event your RailBlazers® is scratched, visit your local home improvement retailer and speak to a paint expert for suggestions on the best touch up solution.
Is the hardware for RailBlazers® powder coated?
The heads of all fasteners provided with RailBlazers® are powder coated to match the color of the product.
What lengths are glass gaskets available in?
Glass gaskets are available in 6′ lengths. Each 6′ set contains one handrail glass gasket (larger of the two gaskets) and one base rail glass gasket (smaller of the two gaskets).
Are the pickets and spacers for horizontal deck railings and stair railings the same?
Are the fasteners included with the hand & base rails?
No, all fasteners are included with the posts or brackets; however, one base rail support is included with each hand & base rail.
Do the gates come with the latch, hinges and required fasteners?
Yes, it is a complete gate kit with all required fasteners and hardware included.
What are the dimensions of standard pickets, wide pickets and posts?
Standard pickets: 16mm x 16mm x 950mm (L x W x H)
Wide pickets: 38.1mm x 16mm x 950mm (L x W x H)
Posts: 50.8mm x 50.8mm x 955mm (L x W x H)
Can I use a glass panel & pickets in the same railing section?
Yes, your imagination is the only limit. You can even use decorative spacers in the same section as a glass panel and pickets. Be sure to use the correct gaskets for each (picket or glass).
Is RailBlazers® glass fully tempered?
Yes, RailBlazers® glass is fully tempered safety glass. RailBlazers® glass is identified by a small PEAK logo etched into the bottom corner of each glass panel. Each North American standard that the glass panels meet is etched into the bottom corner of each glass panel. Always comply with all applicable building codes.
Is tinted glass available?
Yes, the tinted option is available in 6″ panels.
In what sizes are the glass panels available?
Glass panels are available between 18 and 66 inches, in 3 inch increments via special order through our select retailer. Our select retailer stocks 42″ and 66″ panels in their stores. Please see our components section for a complete list of sizes
If I find it difficult to insert the glass panels into the glass gaskets, what suggestions would you have?
Make sure you have removed the “picket gaskets” and have inserted the “glass gaskets”. It is important to use liquid soap and water on both the glass gaskets and the top and bottom of the glass panel to help slide the glass panels into the glass gaskets. Always use two people to install glass panels. During installation, handle glass from the sides, not the bottom. Insert the glass panel completely inside the handrail gasket first and then lower into the base rail gasket. Ensure that the glass panel is completely seated in the base rail gasket. Rinse off soap.
Can the glass panels be used for the stair railing sections?
No, for safety reasons, only pickets can be used for stair railing applications.
What colors is the RailBlazers® system available in?
RailBlazers® is available in both black and white powder coat.
Is RailBlazers® available in both 36″ and 42″ heights?
RailBlazers® is currently offered in 42″ height to suit the majority of applications.
What tools do I need to install RailBlazers®
Hacksaw or metal cutting saw, drill, drill bits, Phillips screw driver, safety glasses, measuring tape, liquid soap (for glass panel installations) and non-corrosive exterior caulking.
The lag bolts provided with the posts are 3″ long; are these suitable for all applications?
Although we have supplied our product with a 3″ long lag bolts, these specific fasteners may not be suitable for all applications. Each customer should consult a qualified structural engineer to obtain advice on the appropriate measure to follow in order to securely fasten RailBlazers® to your specific deck structure and to ensure compliance with all applicable building codes.
Are the fastening lag bolts supplied with each post suitable for attaching the posts to concrete?
The post attachment lag bolts supplied with the posts are designed for certain wood applications and may not be suitable for all wood applications. For attachment to concrete, consult a qualified structural engineer to obtain advice on the appropriate measures to follow in order to securely fasten RailBlazers® to concrete.