Structural Fiberglass Railing System creates decks, stairs.

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Offered in 3 colors and 3 sizes, Armor-Rail® meets/exceeds building code requirements when properly installed and allows for spans up to 12 ft between posts. System is unpalatable to insects and will not rust, rot, or corrode, even in salt air or adverse weather conditions. Style options include round or square picket styles, turned balusters, or glass panels, all of which include standard and adjustable stair railing sections and hand rail.

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Shakespeare Introduces Simple, Lifetime Guaranteed, Structural Fiberglass Deck and Stair Railing System

Shakespeare Composite Structurs(TM) has introduced Armor-Rail®, the structural fiberglass railing system for decks and stairs that makes installation simple and homeowners happy. The new product comes in three colors, three sizes, and three styles for residential or commercial applications, and doesn't need painting. It comes with a lifetime warranty, too.

"We've designed a product that is not only great looking and easy to install, but stronger than its competitors by far," said a company spokesperson. "We've made sure Armor-Rail® passes the tests hands down."

Properly installed, Armor-Rail® deck and stair railing will meet or exceed most building code requirements. Armor-Rail® takes advantage of the structural fiberglass technologies Shakespeare has applied to its fishing poles, lighting poles, and sophisticated fiberglass reinforced products for a variety of industries.

Armor-Rail® won't rust, rot, or corrode, even in salt air or adverse weather conditions, and insects won't eat it. It won't need painting, though you can paint it if you want.

Based on strong, structural fiberglass posts, the new deck and stair railing system is available now, in white, green, black, and sand colors, and in round or square picket styles, turned balusters, or glass panels. Decorative post tops, innovative mounting brackets, and other accessories complement the system.

"The whole system is designed to be very simple. We use the lowest number of parts so our dealers won't have to carry so many different components in stock, and so installation will be easy and fast," said Joe Prochak, director of sales and marketing. "Our picket railing sections are preassembled, for example, so all you do is attach them to the posts. Besides, it's so strong you can span twelve feet between posts, and that means fewer posts and brackets that you have to deal with."

Armor-Rail® comes in three rail heights for commercial or residential use anywhere. A selection of styles is available, including Classic (rectangular rails, round pickets), Traditional (rectangular rails, square pickets), Victorian (shaped top rail, square pickets), and Heritage (shaped top rail, round pickets). Armor-Rail's Clear View style lets the user select locations for tempered glass panels. All of the styles includes standard and adjustable stair railing sections, plus structural posts and columns and a gripable hand rail. They all come in a selection of designer colors.

Now a division of GenlyteThomas Group (Louisville, KY), Shakespeare Composite Structures has since the 1950's pioneered the use of fiberglass reinforced composites. The company is the world leader in fiberglass reinforced composite utility poles, light poles, and related products.

Shakespeare Composite Structures(TM) is on the World Wide Web at For more information, just call. (800-800-9008).

Joe Prochak
803-276-5504 ext. 321, 1-800-800-9008 ext. 321
Fax: 803-276-8940

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