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Question #1:
Are the American railing systems suitable for above ground applications such as second story decks? 

Absolutely, that's what it's designed for. The American railing meets or exceeds code for IBC (International Building Code) and IRC (International Residential Code) You should always check your local codes to make sure this railing is suitable for your area. American Railing Quick Test Report Reference Guide. Use these Independent Test Reports for comparison purposes. 36" Railing | 42" Railing.
(Note: disregard the post support brackets shown on the 36" and 42" test reports, the posts with brackets meet the current codes. See the Quick Test Report above.)