About Our Business Offering Metal Deck Railing Products
The traditional appearance of wrought iron deck railing is offered to you with the strength and longevity of aluminum that our production process features. Our team, which is responsible for the outstanding products we create at Union Metalworks, is built upon a solid core of experience gained by working in the automotive field with coating engineers. We have translated that know-how into a range of quality components for our customers, including belly balusters (“Archer”) and total railings that feature a durable, fade-resistant powder coat finish.
We have sold more than 225,000 balusters through 2015 and have customers located in all 50 contiguous states, CANADA, Australia, Grand Cayman.
Our railings and balusters are beautiful and easy to install, and you can find them online, as well as featured in homes and resorts across the continent. If you order through our shopping cart, you save money over other online sellers and box stores outlets. Our site is part of the UPS savings program for business, and with UPS ground shipping, the costs are lower, and we pass the savings onto you.
These balusters can be seen on eBay (Union Metalworks Balusters, we are a Powerseller and a few transactions from Top-Rated Seller), Craigslist, and thousands of homes and resorts across North America. You can order our total railings and optionally just aluminum balusters for decks directly through our shopping cart and save money from Craigslist and eBay parts and shipping prices.
Our handrail balusters look like wrought iron deck balusters due to the 5/8″ square dimension that we selected just for that purpose, and black color. The total length is 33.5″ including 2+ inch flatted ends for overlap (aka “Face-Mount”), requiring 29″ between upper and lower rails. Flipped around, they can mount on their back side and save 3 inches in height if retrofitting. Using standard 2-by materials with gap under bottom, handrail height ranges from 35″ to 44″, depending on lumber width used. Home building stores seem to not sell square, which is the best architectural shape for strength while minimizing view blockage.
Our handrail balusters look like wrought iron deck balusters due to the 5/8″ square dimension, and black color. The total length is 33.5″ including 2+ inch flatted ends for overlap (aka “Face-Mount”), requiring 29″ between upper and lower rails. Flipped around, they can mount on their back side and save 3 inches in height if retrofitting. Using standard 2-by materials with gap under bottom, handrail height ranges from 35″ to 44″, depending on lumber width used. Home building stores seem to not sell square, which is the best architectural shape for strength while minimizing view blockage.
The CAP-RAIL has been designed for our local deck builder team, to create the FASTEST INSTALLATION ON THE MARKET using aluminum materials. It results in a 3″ horizontal surface for leaning on, placing beverages etc. Simply unfold it as it is pre-assembled in our factory, stand it up against your posts which may or may not be sleeved, mark, cut block up and add hanger brackets. ALL PARTS ARE INCLUDED in the 6′ section kit. Sleeves are highly recommended for beauty, and to preserve the inherent high strength of 4×4 posts and attachments – much stronger than the competition surface-mount posts. Sleeves can be ordered directly through you supplier of choice, ie. Home Depot, in multiple colors.
The T-RAIL is a lower cost solution for homeowners to do their own labor, thereby pay for materials only, and are comparable to 2×4 with wood spindles in cost, but you get an ALL-ALUMINUM RAIL! Again, post sleeves are highly recommended.
Both T-RAILS and CAP-RAILS come in either straight or arched balusters, you pick!
Balusters come in boxes with varying quantities depending on exact order quantity. The ends are flatted and pierced for mounting screws for quick easy handrail installation. The top and bottom handrails are curved slightly for a unique sculpted look. You can also purchase our balusters for stair railing also since they are infinitely adjustable for angle. They require wood rails across top and bottom to screw to, usually 2×4 lumber for horizontal rails; 2×3 for stairs is optional, but helpful. In fact, 2×3 P.T. rails all around looks really great. Furthermore, they can mount to 1×2 aluminum channel as well, and have done installations with TREX. Building code requires a rail for a 3′ drop or more, and a 4″ diameter sphere cannot pass through the balusters for baby safety, or 6″ for step corner triangles.
Our business is centrally located in Greater Cincinnati. We have sold more than 750,000 balusters through to date, and have customers located in all 50 states, plus CANADA, Australia, and Grand Caymans.
Handrails and balusters shipping will be absorbed partially with piece price reduction pending order quantity. We use a thin-walled tube for lightweight but dense shipping. Our aluminum balusters for decks are sold in standard deck quantities and in bulk. Our prices are listed in the shop page. The screws not included but can be purchased here as well or local building store deck screws. Installation services, deck building, and deck design services are available locally. Same day or next day delivery is usual via UPS. Samples of our wrought iron deck balusters are available for purchase at our online store.
Requires installation per instructional video and use of our stainless steel screws.
All products: 20/10/3 years, manufacturing/corrosion/gloss, under average conditions, with proper installation, prorated for extreme environments; with proof of purchase, photos of installation, returned parts.
About Union Metal Works:
Union Metalworks was formed in 1992 in order to design, manufacture and sell reasonably-priced high-quality handrail balusters and railings. Coming from Automotive Engineering, it was clear to us that retail metal railings are too expensive, due largely to massive retail overhead. Using automotive industry manufacturing and coatings engineers in that field we have collaborated to produce a beautiful baluster sold separately or used in our total railings, that is producible and marketable without excessive overhead. After mass marketing for 20 years, it is clear that the public agrees. We exceed competitors warranty’s, which are in fact vague and lacking a lot of standard coverage for durability, proximity to the oceans, fade resistance etc.
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Union Metalworks has better railings aka spindles for less! we offer superior quality products at low low prices that are easy to install.
We also offer an extensive discount program for ADA, contractors, volume, military, shipping proximity, return customers, etc.
Contact us for information or a free quote.