Attaching top rail banister directly to house
by S Kelly
I just got home from work only to find out that part of the railing on my new composite deck was attached to my vinyl house with a bracket which is visible from under the banister.
The builder also appeared to have cut out small area of vinyl siding bottom beam of railing and secured into siding with 1 small screw and silicone around area.
He did this as opposed to adding end posts by the house and attaching banister an railings to posts. I'm not very happy as my old wooden deck had posts on corners.
Is this method safe, strong, and can it cause some form of water damage as water may be able to enter through vinyl area that was cut out and siliconed?