5 1/2" Poly Balustrade

5 1/2″ Rail with 3 1/2″ Spindles is our most popular synthetic exterior porch railing.  It’s robust but balanced size and curvy look will be the centerpiece of your porch, and your neighborhood for that matter. Appropriate for even the largest of homes, it looks great on mid-size and even smaller porches too.  This porch railing is probably our most versatile size.  For quick planning, expect around $183 per linear foot for top & bottom rail and 3 1/2″ spindles, plus any newel posts needed.

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Having trouble visualizing how these items go together?  Download the Porch Rail Design Options PDF.  It shows you the assembled railing kits with all the different option combinations.

This 5 1/2″ exterior porch railing category has a been organized to make it easy to find all the appropriate parts that go together.  The 3 1/2″ spindle is ideal for this balustrade system.  Combine the rail and spindles with a 8″ polyurethane newel post and appropriate hardware.  You should then have everything you need to get your job done efficiently.

The sections of exterior porch railing come in 8′, 10′, and 12′ lengths.  All our polyurethane porch products can be installed much like you would install a wood railing, with some minor differences.  See our Installation Instructions for a specific porch railing install guide.  All poly products come primed from our shop in flat white, which means it is ready to install.  White porch railing is the most common, but they can be painted any color you like.

Polyurethane balustrades, sometimes called “composite” railing, is the right choice for porch rails that will be very exposed to the elements.  For example, a widow’s walk or non-covered porch would benefit from the advantages of this synthetic material.  Of course, there’s nothing that says it can’t be used on more sheltered places like a covered porch.  We’ve chosen the polyurethane material specifically because it closely mimics wood.  It has a similar density to a softwood such as cedar or pine.  This is what gives it the authentic feel and look.

You’ll sometimes hear synthetic exterior porch railing referred to as Fypon railing.  Fypon is a brand name of polyurethane.  They are probably the largest brand, but have been bought and sold by big corporations and have outsourced production to China.  We make all our polyurethane products in the USA, which gives us better quality control and more consistent lead times.