Q. Can concrete balusters be used on a wooden deck?
A. No, you need a solid foundation. If you have a wooden deck or a balcony where weight is an issue, select from a large variety of our synthetic polyester balusters
Q. Which type of balusters are less maintenance in a long run, synthetic or concrete?
A. Vytas Ornamental concrete balusters are by far less maintenance then synthetic polyester balusters which will not hold their value over time like the actual cast stone.
Q. Do your balusters have seams on both sides like other concrete and synthetic polyester baluster systems?
A. No, we have developed a completely different kind of system and mold making technology then what is used by competition or sold on line, therefor our balusters have seam only on one side and it is barely visible.
Q. Since synthetic polyester balusters are more expensive, is it because they are better then concrete?
A. No, synthetic polyester balustrades cost more only because of the price of the material: 10 gallons of synthetic polyester or resin costs about $350-$450, but it is easier to manufacture then concrete balusters.
Q. I read on the site selling exclusively synthetic polyester balusters that using their system there is no need for footings and that their balusters can be placed directly on grass
A. Salesmen often make all kinds of claims to sell, much like some builders who just want to get it done and get paid as quick as possible.
Q. How do synthetic polyester balusters age over time in comparison with your concrete balusters?
A. Because synthetic polyester balusters are made hollow inside, they can shrink and expand unexpectedly with weather changes leaving large gaps, are more susceptible to stains, bumps and other damage. Our concrete balusters on the other hand age very nicely and do not lose value over time like synthetic polyester.
Q. We had an expensive synthetic polyester baluster system installed on our concrete patio several years ago that was supposed to last a life time and now it's shaky, is there any way to stabilize it?
A. Unless you can contact the company from which you bought them and ask directly (and they keep changing) we replaced quite a few of those systems where people after a while decided to just tear it down and do it right with concrete.
Q. Where can I see your actual product installed?
A. Most of our balusters shown here are in New York and New Jersey area, and we can make an appointment for you to visit
Q. How much does your 7" type 2 or type 3 baluster with both top and bottom railing weigh per foot?
A. About 115 lbs per foot: our top railing weighs 22.5 lbs per foot, bottom railing 24 lbs per foot, type 1 baluster weights 45 lbs each, type 2 and 3 weigh 64 lbs each.
Q. How much is a standard shipping rate for your concrete balusters and railing?
A. To ship to a customer's home in New York or New Jersey approximately 50 feet of rail, posts and balusters it costs about $300