Color Guard Railing Common Questions (FAQ)

We've gathered the most commonly asked questions about Color Guard Railing Systems. If you have a question that isn't on this list, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Railing Accessories

What is the Patriot Post Mount?

The Patriot Post Mount is a steel post mount used to add or replace a deck post (or when stationary posts are not available). An industry leader for strength and functionality, it mounts to wood, concrete, or composite surfaces. The Patriot works with 36" or 42" rail heights and fits nominal 4" x 4" and 6" x 6" sleeves. For 6" x 6", the use of the filler kit (sold separately) is required.

How to install the Patriot Post Mount:

Click here to view the Patriot Post Mount installation instructions.

 

Does Color Guard make any solar post caps?

Yes, Color Guard has two styles of solar post caps: Apollo and Neptune. Both styles are a vinyl material with a metallic/ceramic powder-coat finish and are compatible with the Color Guard Lincoln Aluminum posts and post sleeves.

The Apollo Solar Post Cap features 6 lumens of downlighting. The 3" x 3" option is for use with aluminum posts (such as Lincoln, and the 4" x 4" option is for use with a post sleeve (such as Lincoln).

The Neptune Solar Post Cap features 3 lumens of halo lighting that illuminates on all sides. The 3" x 3" option is for use with aluminum posts (such as Lincoln), and the 4" x 4" & 6" x 6" options are for use with a post sleeve (such as Lincoln). The 3-58” x 3-58” size is for use with a nominal 4x4 wood post, and the 5-58” x 5-58” size is for use with a nominal 6x6 wood post.

Lincoln Aluminum Railing

What is Lincoln Aluminum Railing?

Lincoln Aluminum Railing is engineered for durability and designed to add style to an outdoor living space. It's a fully-kitted deck railing solution that is easy to order and install. Lincoln's non-glossy, textured, powder-coated finish enhances any deck or porch project with its extruded 6-63-T5 aluminum and rust-resistant construction. This premium railing exceeds IRC codes.

Is Lincoln railing true to length?

Yes, all Lincoln rails are true to length. For example, a 6-foot rail kit is exactly 72" long (6'). Keep this in mind when installing between two posts.

What is included in a Lincoln Rail Kit?

A Lincoln Aluminum Rail Kit includes everything needed for one section of railing between two posts — top/bottom rails, square balusters, rail inserts, support block(s), mounting brackets, and hardware. Lincoln Aluminum post kits and post sleeves are purchased separately.

How do you clean or polish Lincoln Aluminum Railing?

Color Guard recommends using a mild detergent (such as Dawn) and a soft cloth to clean both their aluminum and vinyl railing lines. It is not recommend to polish railing products.

What is the warranty for Lincoln Aluminum Railing?

Color Guard warrants that its aluminum railing products are free from manufacturing defects in materials for a period of 15 years. Installations within one mile of where the atmosphere is influenced by bodies of saltwater or other contaminant conditions will be limited to one year against cracking, chipping, or peeling.

For more information, view the Color Guard Aluminum Railing Warranty here.

Can I purchase replacement balusters for my Lincoln Aluminum Railing?

Yes, replacement balusters for the Lincoln Aluminum Rail System are able to be purchased individually.

Do you sell the Lincoln rail connectors separately?

Yes, extra brackets can be purchased. Lincoln bracket kits include a full set of railing brackets (two top, two bottom).

How to install a Lincoln Aluminum Post:

Click here view the Lincoln Aluminum Post installation instructions.

How to install Lincoln Aluminum Railing for level applications:

Click here to view the Lincoln Aluminum Straight Rail installation instructions.

How to install Lincoln Aluminum Railing for stair applications:

Click here to view the Lincoln Aluminum Fixed Stair Rail installation instructions.

Click here to view the Lincoln Aluminum Adjustable Stair Rail installation instructions.

How to install the Lincoln Adjustable Gate:

Click here to view the Lincoln Aluminum Gate installation instructions.

How far should Lincoln drink rail brackets be spaced?

The first two drink rail brackets should be placed beside the top rail brackets at each end of the rail. Additional drink rail brackets should be placed at 2-foot intervals across the top of the rail.

How to install a drink rail with Lincoln Aluminum Railing:

Click here to view the Lincoln Aluminum Drink Rail installation instructions.

What is the Variable Angle Wedge Bracket?

The Variable Angle Wedge Bracket is made for the Lincoln Aluminum Railing System. It's perfect for any custom deck because it allows installers to adjust the angle of a deck rail from 0 to 51 degrees.

How to install the Variable Angle Wedge Bracket:

Click here to view the Lincoln Aluminum Variable Angle Wedge Bracket installation instructions.