Kild Dried lumber and deck railing problems
I used kiln dried lumber on my deck. I also used it for the railings. They came with a top and bottom baluster channel,with a seperate hand-rail piece for the top. Installed summer of 2009. Now several of the corner 4x4 post have twisted, pulling away from the rail system,leaving gaps. Also, on top of the hand rails, alot of the wood is blistering,or splintering and is already looking bad.
Is kiln dried lumber prone to this? I've not used it before. I thought it was supposed to help prevent this. I am now giving serious thought to replacing the entire post and rails with a surface mount vinyl system. Your thoughts?
Are these surface mount post strong enough and stable?