Fypon’s balustrade systems offer a distinctive look and style to the exterior of any type of home. Balustrades are made from non-corrosive parts that keep their beauty with little maintenance. All parts are composed of the same durable polyurethane material featured in all of our products, meaning they are insect and weather resistant.
A balustrade system is the combination of the railing (both at the top and bottom), newels (support posts on both sides of the rail section), and balusters (smaller posts between the newels) to form a decorative railing.
The railing design choice is an aesthetic option. For large spans of rail sections, a support block should be placed under the bottom rail so there is never more than 48” between posts. Each rail section will require two Rail Installation Kits to connect the rail to each Newel.
Newel Posts will line both ends of each rail section. Each Newel requires one Newel Post Installation Kit (NPK) to anchor the base of the Post to the substrate. Additional accessories such as caps and trim kits can attach to the Newels for an additional flair.
Most local building codes require that balusters be spaced in a way that a 4” ball cannot pass between them at any point. Each baluster design has a maximum center-to-center distance which will ensure that this building code is met. To determine the number of balusters, divide the rail length, in inches, by the center spacing dimension. Any fractional answers should be rounded up to the next whole number.
All of the parts and pieces to the balustrade systems are al-la-cart, making it vital to get it correct the first time. Fypon’s Take-Off Program is a free service provided by Fypon that will help itemize all parts and pieces of the balustrade system for a particular home and style. Simply provide an architectural or CAD drawing of the space and the baluster profile desired. Keep in mind that, depending on the application, additional information may be required.
Backed by a lifetime limited warranty, Fypon products won’t warp, crack, rot or split, saving future replacement and maintenance. There is no stain or paint prep saving time and labor during installation. It is recommended to use Loctite PL Premium Adhesive (Part Number ADH1) as a bonding agent to the exterior or interior surface, followed by screwing or nailing to securely fasten for polyurethane products