Our wrap around porch, of 14 turned posts, and 11 8' sections of railing need to be overhauled or replaced. It is only 20 years old, but the railings were made of PT 2x4s and the spindles are split 2x4s, so they are 1.75" square. Some of them warped and they don't hold primer and paint well. The turned posts are rotting at the bottom because the contractor set them on PT bases instead of metal or composite material. That won't happen again!
Do any of you have recommendations for composite materials other than pvc? One local contractor recommends using red cedar.
I'm looking at VintageWoodworks but am not sure which of their materials would be best. We are in Kansas, so we get the extremes of heat, cold and moisture.
Thank you for any advice you can give us.