Balusters are available in a wide variety of materials and designs. The materials you choose will ultimately have a big impact on the atmosphere of your home. The choice of materials also affects the final cost of your staircase project, not to mention the security the staircase provides for your guests and family members. You can also look for the best styles pre-finished railings through various online sources.
Wood can be used for outdoor railings such as patios and verandas, but vinyl and composite railings are becoming increasingly popular. Vinyl is less susceptible to insect damage and extreme weather conditions than wood. Among forests, stress-treated pine is also less susceptible to pests and rain, but in areas of constant sunlight, pine is less resistant as it loses its elasticity.
Composite materials are more expensive, but they pay off in the long run because they are even more durable than vinyl and less prone to breakage and discoloration. The composite railing also has a more woody texture than vinyl.
For metal stair railings, stainless steel, aluminum, and wrought iron are famous choices. While wrought iron is the most costly, you can mix it up with wood, vinyl, or other less expensive materials by using the latest fencing to design iron fencing, which is sold in sets of 10 to 200 balusters.
Aluminum offers much of the look and durability of wrought iron, as it uses a baked enamel finish that makes it more or less weather resistant. In modern industrial buildings, stainless steel is often used for cable stair railings connecting wider rectangular balustrades.