Aluminum Balusters

Written by Donald Sparacin
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Aluminum balusters are the latest enhancements in deck materials that allow the homeowner time to enjoy their deck rather than working on it. They are maintenance free and should never need replacement as wood balusters do over time. Now, don't let the name fool you, they don't look like aluminum at all. Aluminum balusters are vinyl coated and come in a variety of colors and styles to match and enhance any deck design.

Aluminum Balusters are Stronger Than Wood

Using aluminum balusters on your deck railings will actually add strength to your railings. Wood balusters can break when the kids drive their tricycles into them, but aluminum will not. Pets that love to chew on wood will completely ignore aluminum. They won't swell and shrink with the weather like wood will, so the spacing will never change and the fasteners won't come loose.

They can be made into as many different shapes that wood can, and so much more. In fact, the look of aluminum balusters is quite often mistaken for the more expensive and maintenance requiring wrought iron. There's no rust with aluminum as there is with wrought iron, and painting is never needed. The result for the homeowner is a product that can be enjoyed rather than worked on.

When you begin to plan for your deck, plan on using aluminum balusters along with composite material for the decking. The overall cost addition in material may be more than wood, but the durability, ease of maintenance, and every other aspect will make it a wise choice for years to come. As they say, you get what you pay for. When you pay extra for better material up front, you save money and time over the long-term.


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