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Ed Salsbury 07-06-2009 07:58 PM

portico rubber roof - vinyl post installation?
 
Could you give some suggestions on the best/easiest way to install/fasten a vinyl post on top of my front entrance portico, flat rubber roof?? Existing wooden railing system and posts are rotted and I want to replace with vinyl system. Don't know whether to sleeve the vinyl post over a toe-nailed 4 X 4 or use a metal installation kit, or what?

Hate to penetrate the rubber roof membrane, but must figure out best way to do it. Builder apparently toe-nailed the 5 X 5 wooden posts in, seemingly without caulking or flashing around the bases, now rotted.

Thanks
Ed

davsinc2007 09-04-2009 10:21 AM

Same issues
 
I have the same issue although the leaking came from poor flashing where my portico attaches to the house. I have to replace a bunch of rot. When I do I want to put up vinyl railings without penetrating the rubber roof membrane. I hope someone out there can answer this question...


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Originally Posted by Ed Salsbury (Post 298170)
Could you give some suggestions on the best/easiest way to install/fasten a vinyl post on top of my front entrance portico, flat rubber roof?? Existing wooden railing system and posts are rotted and I want to replace with vinyl system. Don't know whether to sleeve the vinyl post over a toe-nailed 4 X 4 or use a metal installation kit, or what?

Hate to penetrate the rubber roof membrane, but must figure out best way to do it. Builder apparently toe-nailed the 5 X 5 wooden posts in, seemingly without caulking or flashing around the bases, now rotted.

Thanks
Ed


Leftyho 09-05-2009 09:38 AM

Hi,

It is impossible to put railings up without penetrating the roof.

Fairway makes metal inserts for the posts. This is the easiest way to get it water tight.


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