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In our last two articles, we discussed deck railing and deck stairs — their function, architecture and style possibilities.

So in this week’s post, let’s drill down to the nitty-gritty details and write specifically about the railing balusters — the infill pieces between the rail posts that are mounted from top-to-bottom and side-by-side.

Gray Decking, White Rails, Black Metal Balusters, St. Louis Mo Project by Archadeck

Gray Decking, White Rails, Black Metal Balusters, St. Louis Mo, Project by Archadeck

The primary purpose and consideration for choosing a baluster is always safety.

Local safety and buildings codes — which vary by city and sometimes by neighborhood — will dictate the spacing between each picket, their exact height from the deck’s surface and other installation requirements.

So if you’re tackling deck construction on your own, know your codes!

If, however, you’re using an experienced local deck contractor, no worries.  They’ll be knowledgeable about the permit process and ordinances from town-to-town.

Elevated, Two Story Deck Designed For Safety and Style, by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

Elevated, Two Story Deck Designed For Safety and Style, by Archadeck, St. Louis Mo

The secondary purpose for choosing a baluster is architectural impact. Rails and balusters dramatically influence the entire look and feel of your outdoor space.  So give them some thought.

And what are the style options?  Boy-oh-boy, today’s consumers are given A LOT of baluster choices — wood to wrought iron, aluminum to steel, and tempered glass to cable or tubing.  Whether simple or lavish, balusters provide infinite possibilities when it comes to your rail design. Read the rest of this entry »

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White Rails and Pickets with Glass Infill for Two Story Deck Project by Archadeck

White Rails and Pickets with Glass Infill for Two Story Deck Project by Archadeck

When dissecting the components of custom deck design, rails and balusters top the list of important elements.

Railing with unique balusters — or other types of ‘infill’ products — provide homeowners with a simple way to express their individuality for a deck project, setting them apart from all the others.

Balusters also offer the opportunity to incorporate upscale style and color with interesting materials to match or blend with a home’s exterior architecture as well as interior spaces.

Basket Balusters for Hardwood Deck in St. Louis by Archadeck

Elegant Basket Balusters for Hardwood Deck in St. Louis by Archadeck

With a little guidance from an experienced contractor like Archadeck, folks can say ‘So-Long’ to plain boring rails with newer, modernized and versatile railing products.

In other words, basic rails are made a whole lot better simply with the right baluster.

Generally speaking, the most popular customer-requested deck railings are ‘low-maintenance’ and ‘style-filled’.

And this can be accomplished in a myriad of ways with positioning, materials and ornamentation of the baluster or rail-infill. Read the rest of this entry »

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