How to Install a Residential Stair Railing Metal Baluster
By Jenny Harrington
, last updated March 13, 2012
Metal balusters and handrails provide a durable and utilitarian option for residential staircases, with some designs also supplying aesthetic beauty. Installation varies depending on the design of the baluster set, but the simplest types are single-piece units that only require bolting to the stair treads, providing almost instant installation. Other types may require more assembly, such as the addition of spindles or a handrail. These baluster units work well in locations where there isn't a wall to attach a handrail since the baluster supports the rail.