How to Install Aluminum Balusters For Your Deck

The Deck Barn Expert Advice Series

Preparing for the job

Tools needed for installing aluminum balusters

  • Square
  • Tape Measure
  • 7/8" measure
  • Cordless drill with #2 phillips bit {7/8" and 1/4" drill bits for twisted spindles only}
  • 7/8" bit drill 1" into lumber and finish hole with 1/4" bit for drainage
  • Circular saw and or mitre box

Step 1: Measure Between Two Posts

Measure the length of the opening between the two posts where you plan to put your railing. This is where you will install 2×4 lumber.

Step 2: Space Between Two Posts