Benefits of Stainless Steel Balustrades for Outdoor Fencing

When you begin a fencing upgrade, you may be considering every aspect of the fencing design. This can consist of everything from the slat placement to the material of the fencing and height. One additional aspect you may be considering are balustrades near and connected to the fencing. One of your options is to use stainless steel balustrades to enhance the look of your fence and the curb appeal of your home. Here are a few of the benefits to stainless steel options for your balustrades.

Low Maintenance

One of the leading benefits to using stainless steel for your outdoor balustrades is the low maintenance of the material. With stainless, you need to do routine checks for any damage and removal of outdoor debris. Beyond normal general cleaning, there is no special maintenance required for the material. You can spray down the balustrades in most cases, making the maintenance quick and easy. On occasion, you may want to scrub down the stainless steel just to ensure there is a deep cleaning removal of stuck-on debris and pollen from area trees.

Corrosion Resistance

One of the key benefits to stainless steel overall is the ability to resist corrosion. This is ideal when you are considering outdoor applications, such as fencing and balustrades. You need a material that can withstand the weather conditions of your area. If you live in an area with a high level of corrosion-causing weather, such as high humidity and rains, then stainless steel may be ideal choice for you. Though corrosion may still happen in some instances, stainless steel has a high level of resistance in the vast majority of cases and uses. If corrosion does occur, it can be easily maintained and reversed.


For outdoor fencing and applications, you want to have a durable option. You need the material to stand up to heavy winds, rains, and even hail, depending on your location. This means stainless steel is likely going to be at the top of your list. This is especially true when you are dealing with balustrades that will have pressure put on them by the environment and by the people who will be using the balustrade and leaning on the balustrade. Stainless steel will hold up to the weight capacity and weather, and maintain the look it had on installation day.

These are just a few of the benefits to using stainless steel balustrades with your outdoor fencing plan. If you think the stainless steel material is ideal for your design, contact your fencing contractor. They can help with pricing and with additional options for your stainless steel. Once you have settled on all the details, the contractor will schedule an installation date.