Custom Copper Exterior Railing Cover Flashing Page

 Updated 5/17

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A set of 10 8X8 post caps February of 2016

A set of 10 6X6 post caps August of 2013

Copper gutter Client added this copper clad handrail July of 2013

This is an example of a railing rebuild I was contracted to to do back through August and September of 2012, with copper covering these 4X4 posts and the top handrails. I first stripped down all the cedar railing spanning these posts and the cheap rusty steel wall cover they had.

I spend over 60 hours sanding off their cedar boards one at a time, as shown here. Then treated them with ting oil. It would have been more practical to just replace them all with new boards, as most any other contractor would have done, but I hate to see wasted materials. Very few were so damaged I needed to replace them, but I had discarded any rotted boards. This sanding gave me a very clear evaluation of each board.

The next 2 pics shows the completed project with 20oz copper wrapping over the 4X4 beams and top cap railing boards with a drip edge. The black rope you see to the left was to secure my canopy that was on their deck for a full month while I did this work for them.

You can see all 39 photos I posted to my Facebook business photo gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1403807862974713.1073741858.130251686997010&type=1&l=643899e55c

This is one of a pair of post caps for a local client in Northwest Portland back in May of 2012. Their Builder had actually left these rear balcony columns uncovered and wide open filling with rain water and debris.

Here is some hand railing work we did for our Client in S. W. Portland Oregon up in the West Hills back in March of 2012 to work on the back patio, and called back to do the front railing in February of 2013. His name is Stewart Saunders. They were selling their house, so I had to converse with him through e-mail, since they had already moved to the Chicago area.

You can see all 77 photos I posted to my Facebook business photo gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1026339597388210.1073741835.130251686997010&type=1&l=2b0158603b 

This is a set of 18 6X6 post caps for a client just outside Chicago, along with the chimney cap, gazebo roof cap, and a larger fire pit cover back in 8/2010.

This shows an aluminum cover over these 2X4 handrails back in January of 2000.

 

This is one of the first railing caps I was contracted to replace with copper some time before the year 2000.

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