Start Rails: NOT STRUCTURAL / painted black only on the top

deck height (rail + deck board)

0.71in + deck board height

max length of rails

up to 7ft

weight of rails

0.21lb / LF

allowed rail spans (decking applications)

10in, 12in, 16in, 24in, 36in*

allowed rail spans (horizontal cladding)

10in, 12in, 16in, 24in, 36in*

allowed rail spans (vertical cladding)

10in, 12in, 16in, 24in*

average coverage for 1 rail at 16in OC:

8 SF

average coverage for 1 rail at 24in OC: 

12 SF

recommended fixing points

every 20in

Load bearing

NO

Clips can be removed with special keys

YES

Start Rails can be cut to length

YES

 

*the correct span to use should be in accordance with the recommendations of the surface material manufacturers and in line with state/local/federal building standards and good practices

Packing:

 

Loose: 216 x start rails / skid

or

In boxes: 

28 boxes of 16 Start Rails each  / skid

 

Skids are stackable 

 


Decking:

Fits onto US joists perfectly (thanks to the mini rail’s narrow base)

Wide central groove = great contact area between US joist and start rails

Clips and boards can be easily removed

Must be used over the joists, and not at 90° across joists

ON, Canada

Siding:

To build rainscreen or open-joint systems

For horizontal, vertical, diagonal cladding

Middle groove wide enough to allow the use of a nail gun: easy, fast, precise

Needs to fastened every 20” max, but rails can be spanned at 24” OC.

Kansas City, KS

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