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Fortress Railing System (Pure View and Round Balusters)

Fortress Railing System (Pure View and Round Balusters)

Why Blair likes this product: The Fortress Railing System is one of the most versatile complete railing systems on the market. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a seasoned builder, the Fortress Rail System can give your deck a truly professional look and feel. The system is purchased as a kit of parts that can adapt to virtually any deck design. Installation is extremely easy and quick:
1.) Secure the metal 2x2 posts to the deck with 4 lag screws.
2.) Cut the Rails to length using a chop saw or reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade.
3.) Secure the bottom rail to the posts with either an Inset Bracket or Collar Bracket. I personally like the Collar Bracket look and ease of installation. Fortress manufactures a bracket for virtually any railing configuration: straight connections, angled connections or stair connections.
4.) Position either Pure View Glass Balusters or Round Vintage Balusters.
5.) Align the top rail over the balusters and secure to the posts with bracket.
6.) Install optional post base trim and/or decorative post cap.

Special product notes: Add a touch of design to your Fortress Rail System by using shorter balusters and adding a third rail at the top to meet building code height requirements. If you have questions about how the system works or which products you need, give anyone at DecksDirect a call at 1-888-824-5316. We are always here to help and assist.

Key product features:

  • Choose from Gloss Black or Antique Bronze
  • Works with virtually all deck designs
  • Adaptable for 36” and 42” handrails
  • Comes in 6ft lengths of railing
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Millennium Recessed LED Lighting

Millennium Recessed LED Lights by Dekor

Why Blair likes this product: Big things come in small packages. The cylindrical design of the housing installs quickly into a 7/8 inch hole. The exposed trim plate is extremely thin and low profile. The LED bulbs and housing are epoxy filled and completely waterproof. This allows the lights to be mounted into a vertical stair riser board, the surface of the decking or any other structure on the deck without the worries of damage from kicking or snagging. The fixture comes in two different bulb options: Straight or Stair. The LED bulbs in the Stair lights are angled at 30 degrees. This very simple design change allows the inherent directionality of an LED bulb to illuminate a deck stair tread perfectly. The light illuminates out of the fixture onto the tread where it is needed without glaring into one’s eyes as they walk up the stairs.

Special product notes:The Millennium Recessed LED Lights have a soft warm white LED bulb rated for 100,000 hours. This means the light is can be used for 8 hours a day, all year long, for 34 years. At only a 1/2 watt of power consumption this light is green and energy efficient.

Key product features:

  • Finishes available: Hammered White, Antique Metal Black, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and Dark Copper Vein
  • Bulb Options: Straight or Stair
  • Packages available: 1 individual light, 4 light packs or 8 light kits
  • Voltage: 12 volt DC
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Kichler Cathedral Deck Light

Kichler Cathedral Deck Light

Why Blair likes this product: Simple, the Kichler Cathedral Deck Light is a beautiful rail light. The unique design can add a sense of elegance to any deck. At 3-3/8” wide by 6-1/2” tall with an amazing subtle Textured Tannery Bronze finish, the Cathedral light is perfectly proportioned for any post size (4x4 wood post, composite or PVC post sleeves, or 6x6 wood posts).

Special product notes: The Cathedral Deck Light has a textured powder coated aluminum housing with a stainless steel mounting bracket. This beautiful light will never rust of deteriorate.

Key product features:

  • Finish: Textured Tannery Bronze
  • Bulb: 12V, 6.5 watt incandescent T-5 wedge base
  • Voltage: 12 volt AC
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Copper Pyramid Post Caps

Copper Pyramid Post Caps

Why Blair likes this product: These caps are simple, elegant and easy to install. Unlike some equivalent copper alloy or painted aluminum “post toppers”, DecksDirect’s copper pyramid post caps are manufactured from 20 gauge solid copper. This thick gauge real copper cap does not have a lacquer coating with allows the cap to patina to beautiful natural green.

Special product notes: Though the copper caps are shown and arrive in a polished natural state, over time the caps will patina and blend to the natural look of any wood deck. If you prefer not to wait for the natural patina to occur, chemicals can be applied to accelerate the process. With a 3/4” overhang, the post cap can be adjusted slightly for uneven post heights.

Key product features:

  • Sizes Available: 3-5/8", 4-1/8", 4-5/8", 5-5/8", 7-5/8" and 3-5/8" x 5-5/8" (4"x6")
  • Copper mounting screws included
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Titan Wood Post Anchor

Titan Wood Post Anchor

Why Blair likes this product: If you have posts that need to be mounted to the surface of the deck or to a concrete slab, there is no better bracket on the market than the Titan Wood Post Anchor. For years, I have seen and tried several other products on the market. There is nothing that comes close to the strength and low profile design of the Titan Wood Post Anchor. Installing the Titan Wood Post Anchor does take a little time. Hammering the center tube into a drilled hole of the post is definitely not for the timid, but it is this friction that stiffens the connection and increases the holding power of the post to the deck.

Special product notes: Titan also supplies multiple colors of trim plates to cover the mounting hardware. When completed with trim, the post looks amazingly finished and professional.

Key product features:

  • Two Sizes Available: Designed for 4x4 or 6x6 posts
  • Available with and without packaged hardware
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Penofin Exterior Hardwood Formula

Penofin Exterior Hardwood Formula

Why Blair likes this product: Exotic hardwood decking like IPE, Tigerwood, Cumaru, and Garapa can be one of the nicest and most beautiful design elements of a deck. Since exotic hardwoods are not inexpensive, preserving the wood is critical. Penofin’s Hardwood Finish is designed to penetrate deep into dense hardwood to keep the boards nourished and stable. Using Penofin Hardwood Finish is key to longevity and presenting the natural beauty of the exotic hardwood decking.

Special product notes: Penofin is a penetrating Brazilian Rosewood Oil that can be continually reapplied without the need to remove previous applications. Unlike stains that simply coat the surface, Penofin penetrates into the wood fibers and allows the material to breathe.

Key product features:

  • Provides ultraviolet protection
  • Three transparent natural tones available
  • Advanced mildew protection
  • No surface film (will not crack, bubble or peel)
  • Covers 175-300 sqft per gallon
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