Installation Instructions

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Get the help you need to make your next Deckorators® outdoor project a reality. Select from the product categories below to get the most accurate instructions for your installation. Feel free to download, save and print them for your next job. There are also some very helpful how-to videos to show you exactly how to install Deckorators products.

Decking

How to Install Composite Decking Products

Vault Decking Installation [pdf - 6.5 MB] - English - French - Spanish
Slotted Decking Installation Using Stowaway™ Hidden Fasteners [pdf - 307 KB] - English - French - Spanish 
Solid Decking Installation  - [pdf - 161 KB]
Compatible Fastener Information  - [pdf - 295 KB]
Fascia Installation  - [pdf - 135 KB]
Vault Fascia Installation  - [pdf - 147 KB]
Plastic Lattice Installation  - [pdf - 102 KB]
Deck Stones Installation [pdf - 270 KB] - English - French - Spanish


Railing

How to Install Deck Railing

Aluminum Gate Installation [pdf - 197] - English - French - Spanish
Cable Rail Installation [pdf - 340 KB] - English - French - Spanish
Deck Board Railing Connector Installation [pdf - 185 KB] - English - French - Spanish
Secondary Handrail Installation [pdf - 315 KB] - English - Spanish
2x4 Railing Connector Installation - Trilingual [pdf - 136 KB]
Multi Degree Rail Connector Installation  - [pdf - 193 KB]

How to Install ALX Railing

ALX Classic Installation - [pdf - 279 KB] - English - French - Spanish
ALX Classic Post Installation - [pdf - 143 KB] - English - French - Spanish
Aluminum 6ft Railing Installation [pdf - 446  KB] - English - French - Spanish
Aluminum 8ft Railing Installation [pdf - 414 MB] - English - French - Spanish

How to Install CXT Railing

CXT Classic Installation - [pdf - 369 KB] - English - French - Spanish
CXT Pro Railing with Composite Balusters - [pdf - 598 KB] - English - French - Spanish
CXT Pro Railing with Aluminum Balusters - [pdf - 578 KB] - English - French - Spanish
CXT 6ft Graspable Stair Railing Installation - [pdf - 713 KB] - English - French - Spanish
Angle Bracket Installation - [pdf - 311 KB] - English - French - Spanish


How to Install Post Base Trim

Our post base trim comes preassembled, with three sides joined together and a separate fourth side. To install, follow these two easy steps: 

  1. Apply an exterior-grade construction adhesive to the inside of the three-sided section and slide it firmly around the post 
  2. Apply an exterior-grade construction adhesive to the inside of the remaining piece and slide into place

How to Install Postcovers

Postcover Installation - [pdf - 3.4 MB] - English - French - Spanish


Balusters

How to Install Deck or Porch Balusters/Spindles

Baluster Mounting Hardware Installation - Trilingual - [pdf - 816 KB] 
Classic Baluster Installation - [pdf - 172 KB]
Ellipse Baluster Installation - [pdf - 587 KB]
Twist Baluster Installation - [pdf - 273 KB]
Arc, Traditional & Baroque Baluster Installation [pdf - 297 KB] - English - French - Spanish
Estate Baluster Installation [pdf - 292 KB] - English - French - Spanish
Scenic Glass Baluster Installation - Face Mount [pdf - 307 KB] - English - French - Spanish
Scenic Glass Baluster Installation Using Connectors - [pdf - 387 KB]
Glass Baluster Lighting Kit Installation (lighted and non) - [pdf - 1.67 MB]
Duo Connector Installation - [pdf - 242 KB]

Post Caps

How to Install Post Caps

To install your Deckorators post caps, we recommend using an exterior-grade construction adhesive to adhere the cap to the post. Apply the adhesive liberally to the inside of the cap, and then place the cap firmly over the top of the post.

Post Cap Installation Instructions  - [pdf - 102 KB]
Post Cap Light Installation  - [pdf - 229 KB]
Extreme How-To's Wood Railing & Deckorators Solar Post Cap Installation - [pdf - 448 KB]

Lighting

How to Install Outdoor Lighting Products

Recessed Lighting Kit Installation - [pdf - 279 KB] - English - French - Spanish
Low Voltage Lighting Transformer and Cable Installation - [pdf - 365 KB] - English - French - Spanish
Low Voltage Lighting Clip System Installation - [pdf - 349 KB]
Under-The-Top-Rail Light Installation - [pdf - 487 KB] - English - French - Spanish
Lighted Aluminum Baluster Installation - Trilingual - [pdf - 729 KB]
Glass Baluster Lighting Kit Installation - [pdf - 1.67 MB]
Post Cap Light Installation - [pdf - 229 KB]