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Barrette Outdoor Living

April 25, 2012 08:00 ET

Barrette Outdoor Living Launches New Elite Series Rail

Xpanse® Extends Product Offering With Spring Introduction of Rail With Easy Installation

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2012) - Xpanse® by Barrette Outdoor Living introduces its latest product in a growing line of complementary backyard essentials -- Xpanse Elite Vinyl & Aluminum Rail. This low-maintenance railing system offers beautiful aesthetics and rugged durability with innovative solutions that speed up the installation process. Elite Vinyl & Aluminum Rail is now available to lumberyards and building product dealers. Elite Rail Series is available in both aluminum and ComposiCore™, a precision-engineered polymer that contains no wood fibers or components.

Xpanse Elite ComposiCore Rail provides professionals and contractors with a combination of speed, efficiency and flexibility. For shortened installation time, innovated baluster connectors are spaced perfectly and can be placed into position quickly. Elite ComposiCore Rail features true length options of 6', 8' and 10' and installs with a hidden bracket system. For long-lasting beauty, our COMPOSICORE™ is capped with a durable PVC outer shell. This precision-engineered polymer does not contain wood fibers or wood components. The rail will not absorb moisture, decay, and mold or give in to any other deteriorating elements.

Xpanse Elite Aluminum Rail is an easy to install system of high quality aluminum rail that adds style and sophistication to your outdoor living space. Its low maintenance material which is powder coated and functional flat top rail make this the ideal aluminum rail for your deck or patio. The Elite Aluminum Rail also has time saving patent pending locking strips which connects the rails to the balusters creating a simple installation. Xpanse Aluminum Rail can be used alone, or paired with the elegant and durable Elite Series ComposiCore topper, posts and accessories for a custom look.

Elite series railing can be purchased in full kits, or in components, allowing for mix and match versatility! Aluminum Rails and balusters are sold kits while ComposiCore Rails and balusters can be purchased in a kit or separately. Mix & match all components for a unique look showcasing complementary colors. Both Elite ComposiCore & Aluminum Rail can be "topped" with a deck board to allow for additional versatility.

The Elite Rail color options offer contemporary design and versatility; in ComposiCore: eggshell white, wheat, caramel and ironstone complement the most popular siding and stain styles. Plus, matching low voltage lighting is a great accessory. In Aluminum black and white are offered to compliment the Elite ComposiCore offering. Both Aluminum and Vinyl Elite lines come with a limited lifetime warranty and are code ready for residential and commercial applications.

Elite ComposiCore Rail joins the Premier and Select series of Xpanse Railing. Premier Rail, also made with COMPOSICORE, is low maintenance and ideal for commercial or residential properties. The Select series is made with high-performance vinyl reinforced with aluminum and allows the homeowner to customize their outdoor space. The three series of rail are a part of Barrette's complete line of complementary shed, fence, and lawn and garden products. The Elite Aluminum Rail is a new product line introduced this year to the Xpanse brand.

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About Barrette Outdoor Living:
Barrette Outdoor Living is the North American leader in wood and vinyl fencing manufacturing. Barrette currently produces and markets exterior home products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. The nearly 50-year-old company employs more than 1,000 workers in the United States and Canada and is headquartered in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. U.S. sales and marketing is based in Cleveland, Ohio. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family.

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