Friday, July 6, 2018

4 Ways to Protect Your Metal Balusters

Adding metal balusters to your deck is a way to give the exterior of your home a more contemporary look and feel. Protect this financial investment by providing the kind of care it needs to stay in good condition. Below are four ways you can protect your metal balusters from damage.

Avoid Leaning Objects Against Balusters
Even though metal deck balusters are rugged and durable, avoid leaning anything against them for any length of time. It can begin to stress the materials they are attached to and loosen the screws. Keep items that can stress the balusters far away from the deck railing.

Remove Snow From the Immediate Area
Not everyone lives in an area that experiences snowfall, but it can add up if you live in the right climate. Either sweep or scoop the snow as soon as it is safe to do so. It allows the balusters to dry and reduce the chances of rust and corrosion.

Make Sure the Hardware Is Intact
Check the hardware used to attach the balusters twice a year. Tighten any of the screws that feel loose. Replace any missing or broken screws. If they are left loose the balusters will eventually fall off and are subject to damage. It only takes a few minutes of your time.

Keep the Surface of the Balusters Coated to Avoid Corrosion
Balusters that are coated in a black paint will need to have the paint touched up from time to time. Balusters made of bronze can be coated with a clear protective cat to reduce moisture exposure. You will extend the life of your metal balusters using this little maintenance trick.

Caring for the metal balusters for your deck is a simple process that yields terrific results in longevity and retention of their new look. Set aside a little time each year to give this area of your exterior the time and attention it needs and deserves.


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