Vertical Back Bracing Rail for Horizons

Vertical Back Bracing Rail for Bowed Pickets on Horizons and Seclusions Horizontal Installations

Back Bracing Rail for Trex Horizontal FencingIf the Horizons or Seclusions Horizontal fence pickets are bowing after an installation is complete, a vertical back bracing rail can be applied. This part helps to bring the pickets back into alignment.

On the back side of the fence, screw the bracing rail to the top and bottom Horizons horizontal rails or between the top and bottom rails of Seclusions Horizontal. Then, fasten screws from the other side through the composite pickets into the vertical back bracing rail. To make sure you screw through the pickets into the back bracing rail, temporarily attach a string to the middle of the top rail and pull it tight over the front of the fence panel, then pull the string through the bottom and attach it in the middle of the bracing rail at the bottom of the fence. This creates a straight line that you can use as your guide to fasten the screws. Only fasten the screws through the pickets that touch the back bracing rail. Use self-tapping screws with color matching heads for best results (FDS can supply these with the back bracing rail upon request).

Trex Fencing - Horizons with back bracing rail, front and back view
Bracing rail is attached to one side. Color matching screws fasten through the pickets into the bracing rail on the other side.


Download the vertical back bracing rail flyer

Flyer describing the use of a vertical back bracing rail for Trex horizontal fencing.

Part Numbers for Vertical Back Bracing Rail application

  • TFHMSB-8 = Vertical Back Bracing Rail (Vendor description: “Horizons Mid Span Brace Black”)
  • TFHMSB-Cap = Caps for Vertical Back Bracing Rail
  • Color-matching screws: DFES350JB = Woodland Brown, DFES350GY = Winchester Grey, DFES350BN = Saddle
  • Paint-Textured = Paint to touch up any exposed metal

Also available in aluminum.