unusual situation here: just bought a house, closing is in 2 weeks, and (long story) i am required to fix the deck railings, because of the appraisal, which are coming apart.
i will be demolishing this deck as soon as i buy this house. so i need just a quick fix that will pass the appraiser's reinspection.
this is not my deck, just a photo i found online, but to illustrate the problem, the corner at the top is coming apart -- you can see the nails in between the 2 corner pieces.
what would be the quickest, cheapest way to fix the problem? would simply nailing them back together work? screws? some other hardware?