Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Silverfox15 Install was difficult at first
The product came as expected and looks great. The only issue that I had was installation. I attempted to install the balusters with the bottom railing attached. Big mistake!! I found the best way was to assemble each section was to do it flat on the ground then securing the section with two pieces of scrap wood and then putting them in place. Knowing this from the start would have saved me some time with install.
June 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Overall good product.... but use different screws
These arrived in perfect condition and well packaged. They look much much better than the 2x2 wood balusters that was the original plan. Everything comes in the package with no need to by separate pegs. Easy to assemble and sturdy but there are a couple issues.
Included screws have brittle heads. I broke off a couple of the screw heads when installing. I thought it was the impact driver I was using, but then I switched to using a little 12 volt drill and it happened again. Use 2" PT rated deck screws instead.
The pegs that hold the balusters have a slight amount of play in them, so if there is even a 1/16" gap they will rattle a bit when you walk around the deck. PT wood is going to shrink as it dries so this is bound to happen. This is not a big deal at all, but if you think it will bug you just use wood that is Kiln dried after treatment (more expensive) and make sure that any bows in the wood between the top and bottom rails are pointed toward each other when you torque it down.
Those are long explanations for the 2 cons, but neither one is really a big deal.
June 7, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sneed What? No square driver for screws?
I bought three boxes of these balusters. When it came time to install I found the screws that were included were square drive screws. I didn't have a square drive bit at my summer home nor did I have enough screws to replace the ones that came with the balusters. So, I had to travel a 32 mile round trip to the nearest hardware store to get the correct bit. It's a little aggravating to be in the middle of a project and have to stop for something as small as a square driver bit.
That makes an otherwise good product a little less than desirable. I think for the price a bit to drive the screws provided would be a reasonable request. Or provide phillips head screws. By the way, I checked all three boxes and no square bit driver was included in any.
October 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grizzy Good product for application.
After considering wood I decided these balusters would better meet my needs. Low maintenance, more open look.
September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dirtgirl Great look to my deck rails
This is a great product and my research found this to be priced the best. The only issue was the instructions made it look easy to install. The problem was when you attach the top rail, the posts would fall over, it was definitely a two person install, and then we even had trouble trying to hold them all up. I ended up using string and interweaving it around the poles until we secured them. This kept them from falling over and then we cut the string away. Definitely use the string if you are installing this yourself. The manufacturer should add this tip to their install instructions.
July 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LEINC Decko Rail Alum Round Baluster
This is an excellent product that will never warp or rust on you. When I ran out, I happened to buy another brand and was a bit more pleased. The only drawback to this brand is that the type of connector used to hold the balusters comes in three parts (screw, holder, and washer) and is a little time-consuming to put together. The other brand I used comes from Cofer Brothers. The connector only comes in two parts (screw and holder). I am leaning to the other product in this case because it is a little easier to work with.
June 15, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Innovate98 Looks really nice
I installed these between 2x4 boards for my deck. I used a cedar-colored stain, and these look really nice with that.
These fasten by screwing in a ribbed, spherical piece to the boards, and the baluster slips over the spherical piece. That's how it's secured. The only problem is that you better have a really straight 2x4 with no bows. If you don't, the curve of the board can pull the balusters off of the spherical piece in certain places, leaving a small gap. Just use really straight, flat boards, and you should be fine.
July 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Case Great and product
This was at a great price, easy to work with, and delivered quickly.
October 28, 2014