Estate Square Aluminum Deck Balusters by Deckorators
As the originator of the metal baluster, Deckorators upholds a tradition of innovation and dramatic decks and outdoor projects with these contemporary square-shaped balusters.
- 100% maintenance free
- 100% corrosion proof
- Easy to install
- Cost efficient
- Looks Great!
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Baluster Connector Template - Save time by using this Template for consistent baluster spacing:
Square Baluster Installation: (NOTE - Check local building codes for proper rail installation dimensions)
Step1.Plumb 4x4 or 6x6 posts - Measure distance between posts.
Step 2. Use this application when using Railing Connectors ( recommended - click HERE for railing connectors)
Measure top and bottom rail - deduct 1/2" to accommodate railing connector. (if not using railing connector - do not deduct 1/2") Cut top and bottom rails to size.
Step 3. Lay top and bottom rail beside each other long end up. Find center of rails and mark. This is your starting point. Measure out 4-1/2" from center on both sides until you reach the end of the rail. End spacing will vary. Use a square and lightly mark through each line. This is where your baluster connectors will mount.
Step 4. Insert screw through baluster connector (click HERE for baluster connectors) Screw down each connector where top and bottom rails are marked.
Step 5. Mount bottom railing to posts with attached railing connector. Rest bottom rail on 2 temporary spacer blocks. Insert balusters on to bottom baluster connectors and firmly push down by hand.
Step 6. Start the top rail at an angle and insert connectors into balusters. make sure balusters are fully connected. Push down firmly by hand. Install top railing connectors to posts. You can now install a handrail if desired.