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Below are the most common options for mounting metal deck balusters to the railing

 

 

Mounting Matters between railBetween the Top & Bottom Rails



Balusters can be secured between rails via baluster connectors, mounting shoes, or holes drilled into rails. Setting them within a channel is generally not recommended unless the materials are synthetic and can stand up to water that pools in the channel.

 

 

 

 

 

Mounting Matters face mountFace-Mounted on the Outside of the Rails

 

In this configuration, balusters overlap the top and bottom rails and may also be called “pickets”. They are most often attached with color matched mounting screws.

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