# How do you find the angle of a railing?

## Finding the Angle of a Railing

Railing angles are important for safety and aesthetic purposes. Knowing how to find the angle of a railing can help you ensure that your railing is properly installed and secure. Here are some tips on how to find the angle of a railing.

### Step 1: Measure the Height of the Railing

The first step in finding the angle of a railing is to measure the height of the railing. This will give you an idea of how steep or shallow the angle should be. You can use a tape measure or ruler to measure from the top of the railing to the bottom.

### Step 2: Calculate the Angle

Once you have measured the height of the railing, you can calculate the angle by using basic trigonometry. To do this, you will need to know two sides of a right triangle (the height and one side). Using these two measurements, you can calculate the angle using either sine, cosine, or tangent.

### Step 3: Mark and Cut

Once you have calculated the angle, you can mark it on your railing material and cut it accordingly. Make sure that your cuts are precise so that your railing will fit securely into place. If necessary, use a miter saw or other cutting tool to make sure that your cuts are accurate.