A Dodge Neon can take you from Point A to Point B. A Rolls Royce can also take you from Point A to Point B. These new railings are definitely the Rolls Royce of porch railings. The old railings were 11 years old & had been painted two years beforehand. But they looked awful, especially for being painted in 2013. Something told me that this would be a frequent job as they were probably made of some cheap pine wood or composite wood & installed by a builder or sub-contractor who did a dubious job. So to replace them - what to do. Find them in similar wood that would pass muster with a condo board? Or use this company, who, made a presentation to the association years ago & had obtained blanket approval for the entire sub-division. Buying new wood might only solve the re-painting problem temporarily, and the cycle would begin again. I decided to bit-the-bullet & use these guys. I had an idea of the cost as a neighbor had them installed a few years ago. So after the 2-hour presentation, I kinda knew what the cost would be. I got the "Angie's List" subscriber discount, saving about $200. Having just sold another house with a few dollars in my pocket, I opted to pull the trigger. The salesman told me the installation would occur in 8 - 10 weeks, which was accurate. Their office called a few days prior to the day they set. Since I didn't have to be on-hand, the date didn't matter. I also didn't have to clear the porch, which made things easy. The installer arrived on-time & went about his work, my presence notwithstanding. I'm told that an assistant joined him later in the day as I had no need to stay there. When I returned, the job was complete & looked just fine. The installer left a bill for the final 2/3 I owed them (I paid 1/3 to the salesman). I have no doubt these will never require any maintenance & will outlast me. I just think it's somewhat pricey, relative to other enhancements I made to the house. But it was my choice & I pretty much knew the cost. I'm very satisfied with the work & final result.