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What are some highly rated manufacturers of exterior aluminum railings?

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Home improvement store customers give high ratings to Gilpin, Barrette and EZ Handrail. Lowe's customers remark that the Gilpin aluminum railing is strong and that Barrette fencing is a good value and flexible. Home Depot Customers value EZ Handrail because the railing is durable and looks great.

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Manufacturers offer railing in a variety of styles and paint finishes. Many Lowe's customers indicate that Gilpin railing is strong with a quality paint finish. One customer notes that the porch railing comes with a sticker stating it is only suitable for ornamental purposes. This customer remarks that the newel posts need additional support for long spans.

As for Barrette, many Lowe's customers give high ratings for sturdiness and flexibility. The railing is easy to cut and install. One customer uses the railing on stairs and states it is easy to size with a Sawzall. Another customer remarks on the competitive price for the railing.

Home Depot customers give high ratings to EZ Handrail for ease of installation and quality of material. Most customers state the railing is sturdy, however, one customer suggests using wedge concrete rather than the concrete screw anchors provided with the textured black aluminum baluster railing kit. Other customers compliment the even powder coat finish to EZ Handrail products.

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