is this possible?
We are building a new home with a "semi-custom" builder. I want iron balusters but they want to charge an outrageous amount compared to the cost of the balusters themselves (I have priced the components at $1,000 and they want $4,900 total to have it installed). Installation looks very easy to me.....the top fits directly into the handrail and the bottom fits into a shoe that is attached....how hard can that be? but I don't want to have them install wood and then rip it out to install iron myself later, because I'd be concerned the wood would be damaged. Would it? Is there anything we could have them do to lessen that likelihood, like telling them not to glue the balusters?
What I'm thinking of having done is having them install plain or simple twist balusters and then find some design components that would fit between the balusters and have those added later. How hard would it be to do that?
Thanks for any suggestions you can give me.