Insta-Rail® 42" Vertical Cable Railing System Kit


Insta-Rail® Vertical Cable Railing kits are an affordable and contemporary stainless steel vertical infill railing kit. Compatible with both new or existing framing Insta-Rail® Vertical Cable Railing kits can be used on both wood and composite decking materials. If you are looking for high quality deck remodeling ideas Insta-Rail® Vertical Cable Railing kits are the perfect and convenient way to upgrade your current deck railing and replace existing wood pickets or spindles.

See the difference with Insta-Rail® while enjoying those newly opened sightlines and a maintenance free railing solution. Made with premium stainless steel 1/8-inch diameter cables, each Insta-Rail® kit will complete a railing area 72 inches long and is designed for railings 42 inches in total height. Insta-Rail® Vertical Cable Railing kits requires a 30-1/2 in to 30-3/4 in opening between the top and bottom rails of your framing - see reference guide for details.

Please note: Dependent on installation method, condition of framing, and the inherent nature of cable railing itself a slight flex in cable may result in code failure over the 4” sphere test.  For 100% IRC code compliance we recommend using our Insta-Rail Tube Railing Kit.

  • Designed for use with a railing frame 42 inches in overall height
  • Requires an install area of 30-1/2 in to 30-3/4 in between the top and bottom rails
  • Each kit covers six linear feet (72 inches)
  • 3 in center on center spacing for vertical cables
  • Kits can be combined or cut down to fit any length run required
  • Designed for use on both new or existing railings Insta-Rail® can be used with both wood or composite decking materials
  • 304 stainless steel components - not recommended for salt water climates
  • Can also be used for going down stairs
  • Please verify any local building code requirements before purchase
  • Installation is DIY friendly and can be completed with common, basic tools
  • You can view our installation video here

Tools you will need:

  • Power Drill with a Phillips Head Driver & 5/16" (8mm) Drill Bit
  • Tape Measure
  • Hack Saw (if cutting sections down)
  • Hand Level (for going downstairs)

 Components Include:

  • 24 Cable Balusters - 28 1/4" Long x 1/8" Diameter
  • 48 Stainless Steel Threaded Cable Studs
  • 52 Stainless Steel Anchor Screws
  • 4 Stainless Steel Channels - 36" Long
  • 1 Bending Tool for stairs
  • Open-End Wrench – 5/16" (8mm)


Have questions about the installation process?  Refer to our Insta-Rail Cable Installation Guide for more information.