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Posted by Douglas Lovin on July 28, 2014
One of the most common questions we receive about our products is "What is the difference between Hollow and Solid balusters." This answer could vary depending on which vendor you purchase your products from. Some companies produce a flimsy and cheap hollow product. Careful of what you buy off the big box store shelves.
Hollow on Left - Solid on Right
Both balusters look virtually the same once installed. Hollow balusters are cheaper to ship, easier to handle and cut and install the same. Hollow balusters are quickly becoming the industry standard for production home building due to the cost savings and ease of installation.
Users who opt for solid generally view solid as being higher quality, which is usually true for lower quality brands of balusters, but our brand the quality is the same either way you go.
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