Polyurethane Balustrades are a great choice when trying to achieve elegance at an affordable price. Polyurethane balustrades typically are the most reasonably priced balustrades on the market. They are very low maintenance and do not ever rot or deteriorate over time. They are impervious to insects and are made to last a lifetime.
Despite being constructed of a lightweight material, you will not jeopardize meeting the structural requirements of the local and state building codes. Polyurethane balustrades have a structural PVC pipe in the middle of each top and bottom rail. There is also a steel pipe in the middle of each baluster making this complete system very strong and durable.
Installation of polyurethane balustrades is also an easy process for a craftsman or carpenter. Polyurethane looks and feels like wood and therefore is manageable when cutting and installing the system.
Though polyurethane balustrades may be more expensive in price than wood, the long term benefits outweigh the initial costs. Wood balustrades, over time, will rot and do not have guaranteed resistance against termites or insects. Wood balustrades need to be initially painted and constantly maintained in order for them to retain their longevity. Also, wood balustrades, in most cases, do not meet local and state building codes. So, clearly the choice is easy. For very little money, you could avoid the headaches associated with wooden balustrade systems by simply choosing to use polyurethane.