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Old 06-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Composite Rail Pricing


So I priced out TT radiance rail at around $4k for materials for a deck I'm quoting.

That's around $70/LF

Does this not seem a little much to anybody else? I can do a beautiful cedar rail for almost half of that including labour.

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Old 06-16-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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in Cali its closer to $45

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I think Im closer to 30/ft.
Are you including post set ups?
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Posts, caps, everything in white is about $50/lf in NJ. Colors are more $$$
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Wow. I am buying custom aluminum rail for balconies for $80lf.
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Composite decking is outrageous. One day they will realize that if they make the product more affordable for everyone they will in fact make more money. I am still yet to see a composite deck that didnt fade and do many of the things they swear justify the ridiculous cost.
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Go custom welded, I can get a nice welded rail powder coated and installed for around that price. I've also paid $90+ lf for some really nice welded rail.

Or think outside the box and develop your own. I do a nicer, stronger, and cheaper post than anything available.
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I'm at $ 65.00 to $ 70.00 l.f. cost and includes post, hardware, sleeve, skirt, post cap and 5/8 pvc fascia. (this is based on an average)
Cost may vary depending on post spacing etc.
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I just paid about $50/LF for TimberTech Ornamental in Redwood. Radiance Rail was priced about the same. This doesnt include my 4x4 pressure treated posts which is a small number.
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I use vinyl, i don't like composite for the reasons mentioned, lots of money, bad post to rail connections, a 6' vinyl rail w/ aluminum balusters including the 1st 4x4 post and cap and base is:
post $10. cap $2.5 base, $2.5 or $15.00 + $70 for the vinyl rail , aluminum insert top and bottom, T rail Top 2x3 bottom, 17 balusters @ $1.75 es = $29.75 for a total of $114.75 per 6' section. or $19.125 l/f It looks like this:
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That's about what it cost here, prolly why I hardly ever do those kinds of rails. Metal or wood makes better railing imo.
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Well I'll be darned, they went for the radiance rail.
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Well I'll be darned, they went for the radiance rail.
I've been surprised in the past at what people will pay for.
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I was wrong, Im closer to 55 Lnft and only 30 lnft for something like RDI endurance. How can you justify 25 bucks per foot difference in a simple white railing?
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I was wrong, Im closer to 55 Lnft and only 30 lnft for something like RDI endurance. How can you justify 25 bucks per foot difference in a simple white railing?

Because the Radiance rail is head and shoulders above the RDI rail in appearance and quality.
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Not to mention tts great lighting system! All other light caps look unsightly IMO
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Not to mention tts great lighting system! All other light caps look unsightly IMO
Aurora makes exactly the same light which will fit over any post
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And then you can put a cap on top?
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Ty killer[/QUOTE]

huh?
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huh?
TT's post cap light is light-only. You then place the post cap on top of the light. That way, you can buy whatever color of TT post cap you want. It works with both their RR and the Orn. Rail posts and caps.

Just went out to Aurora's site...all their post cap lights are an all-in-one unit, with light and post cap in a single piece.
This is where I was: http://www.auroradecklighting.com/PostTopLighting.html
Are you talking about a different company named Aurora?


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