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Old 05-12-2020, 10:40 PM   #1
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Fiberon Armorguard Rail Kits.


I'm putting together a deck Ruskin and have priced in Fiberon Havenwood rsils and post sleeves.

The overall price of the deck is starting to climb. I'm trying to not price myself out of the job, but still give the customer a very nice redone deck.

Anyone use the Armor guard kits from the Depot? They are about a third of the price just doing quick math.

I'm thinking using the post sleeves and the metal post insert kits as well.

I've been finding that using the kits are so much faster than trying to do it out of wood. And it gives the customer a maintenance free solution.

Any thoughts on the Armor guard stuff?

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Old 05-13-2020, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: Fiberon Armorguard Rail Kits.


Jeez, nothing? Maybe I should go to the DIY site. :grin:

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Re: Fiberon Armorguard Rail Kits.


I haven't used any of the product in a few years so there may have been changes but it's not a bad rail for what it is. It's not comparable to the real Azek/Timbertech or Fiberon rail systems though.

I frequently used the armorguard post/base/cap with the Azek rail system as it added up to a lot of savings and looked nice. The rail kits are noticeably cheaper looking and the connectors were exposed which I don't care for. Labor is about the same for me after I did the first 50 Azek rails so materials were the only savings. It might be worth looking at other vinyl systems in that price range. Steel (like Fortress) can be really cost effective too but I can't use it this close to the ocean.
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Re: Fiberon Armorguard Rail Kits.


I'm looking at some Fortress aluminum systems as well.

I like using the kits. So much quicker, cleaner and better looking than anything I could do in wood.

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My least expensive rail system was STK cedar and the black round aluminum balusters from HD. 4x4 posts, 2x4 top and bottom rail and 5/4x6 rail cap. It looks good and I can knock it out faster than a kit. Not really something I would want to pair with composite decking but that's a personal preference.
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I'm putting together a deck Ruskin and have priced in Fiberon Havenwood rsils and post sleeves.

The overall price of the deck is starting to climb. I'm trying to not price myself out of the job, but still give the customer a very nice redone deck.

Anyone use the Armor guard kits from the Depot? They are about a third of the price just doing quick math.

I'm thinking using the post sleeves and the metal post insert kits as well.

I've been finding that using the kits are so much faster than trying to do it out of wood. And it gives the customer a maintenance free solution.

Any thoughts on the Armor guard stuff?

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Old 05-13-2020, 07:35 PM   #7
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Re: Fiberon Armorguard Rail Kits.


I was able to get the Trex Select rails for a good price. I like them for this type of budgetary needs.

They look nice and go together quickly.

Saved the customer 1,000 bucks, which is a good thing.

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