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Balusters and brackets typically complete a railing system, which is an essential part of a home or building. But what do these two exactly are for?
A baluster basically has two main functions: to support the hand rails and fill the space under it, and serves as a barrier in a railing or a stair. Balusters are usually made of wood, concrete, iron, metal, and many more, and have a variety of designs to choose from.
On the other hand, a bracket is a common part of several architectural items, such as balconies, window boxes, or shelves. A bracket is usually an L-shaped metal piece that connects a smaller component such as a railing to a larger component such as a wall.
The abovementioned items are important in a railing system so as to provide security and safety to property owners.
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A handrail is a type of rail that you grab with your hand for support. Usually, it’s installed with stairways as this is where people need this kind of aid the most. There is a variety of exterior handrail hardware that both ensures the stability of the construction and enhances its appearance.
The most important thing you need to understand about exterior balusters and handrails is that these things are 100% necessary. They prevent injuries and, at times, can save lives. Safety and durability are the most important features of this equipment, so you must focus on them when choosing the rails for your home.
In order to make them truly safe, people developed special construction codes that stipulate the best size, placement, and configuration of handrails. These rules take into account the differences in natural human sizes and allow creating a construct that will be equally helpful for a boxer and a child.
Although, when installing exterior handrails in a home with small children, you might consider adding a few extra safety features. Consult the professionals from Art Metal Workshop and we’ll help you develop the most attractive and safest external handrail. Be aware that children’s educational establishments and similar places must have a second set of rails. These must adhere to a special kind of height code.
Exterior handrail brackets are a must-have type of hardware for rail installation. These small tools provide stability to the construction. Therefore, they are primarily responsible for your safety.
Nowadays, you can find exterior stair handrail brackets made from a variety of materials, although metal is the most popular option. They are also available in any color, style, and finish imaginable. Some of these elements are so ornate, they can be used as rail decorations. However, their main purpose is to support the construction and reduce the risk of accidents.
Balusters, also called ‘stair sticks’ are another part of handrail hardware that makes your rails more attractive and safe at the same time. You definitely should look into our collection of balusters when searching for creative deck railing ideas as these elements can be used to create fantastic designs. Art Metal Workshop has years of experience in producing beautiful custom railings to fit any theme, so you can make any of your dream designs come true.
Remember that it’s always best to choose deck stair rail brackets and balusters in the same style as this will allow creating an ‘organic’ picture. However, combining highly ornate hardware elements might be too much, so consider installing ‘neutral’ brackets with elaborate balusters. This will let the beautiful pieces shine and reduce the overall railing cost.