When you choose aluminum deck balusters, you aren’t pigeonholing yourself into a single shape the way you are with some other materials. Do you want restrictions when you start planning what is often the most decorative aspect of a project like this? You’ll already have some, simply based on size considerations. Don’t add more by choosing a material that only gives you a couple of shape options. Because of the durability of the metal, you can have just about any shape you can think of.
Metal railings have a lot of advantages over wood, and they were extremely popular in the 70s and 80s, particularly among DIY-ers. But most metal railings come with one big problem: they will eventually rust. This weakens the railings and it looks terrible. Aluminum deck balusters are highly resistant to rust. You can also have them powder coated, which will give you an even longer lasting finish and greater protection against the rain and oxidation that threatens other metals. Of course, unlike wood, you won’t have to worry about splintering or rot. And unlike steel, you won’t have to bring out the paint can every couple of years.
Are aluminum deck balusters the right choice for your project? Every homeowner has to make that decision based on a number of factors. But if you do decide to go in that direction, you’ll be the recipient of a host of benefits, in addition to its weather resistant qualities and flexibility. The metal is known to be resistant to shrinking and expanding in accordance with shifting temperatures. You won’t have to worry about treating the railing with pesticides to keep them free of termites. You get a good product for a good price. Ask your contractor or local supplier about your options.