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Hi everyone, I'm Jerry Milligan and welcome to my web site, Bannisters and Railings. Everybody has their favorite of a house or business and I'm going to focus on this specific part of a home or business. I'm a general contractor by trade and bannisters and railings have always fascinated me. So, I made that my little specialty -- a niche interest you might say. I'll do my best to write some interesting articles and take a few good photo and make this site a great place to come and get your questions answered. Hope you enjoy your stay!

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Why are Handrails for Stairs Important?

Handrails, also known as banisters, are obviously important in staircases. Without them, of course, one might stumble while going up and down the stairs because it is where a person holds for support. A staircase with no banister is very dangerous, especially if there are children or older people in the house. As a matter of fact, installing handrails in all staircases is a part of safety requirement of every architectural or construction firm.

It is important that the handrails are sturdy because it is where people grip for support when using the stairs. It is the owners responsibility to have a routine checkup of the parts of the stairs especially the handrails. If there is a loose rail, it might cause accidents. Damages and broken parts should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent such thing from happening.

Aside from safety purposes, handrails are also used to accentuate the beauty of a house or building. Handrails for stairs come with different styles which add attractiveness and value to any structure that has them. Banisters can be made from different materials either wood, metal, stone or aluminum. Wooden handrails are perfect for stairs inside the house. They can be customized by painting them with different colors or carving them with different designs or patterns. Metal handrails are best installed for stairs outside because it can withstand most weather conditions.

There are also handrails that are made from stones or marble. The structure should be strong enough to hold its weight, in addition it’s quite expensive compared to the first two types of handrails. Lastly, there are also handrails that are made from aluminum or vinyl. These two are maybe the most affordable types of banisters, however they have the lowest rate when it comes to appearance.

Handrails for stairs can be purchased from stair parts and accessories manufacturers. They also offer installation services for a minimal fee. One can also install the handrails without the need for carpenter or installer services. There are many manual guides and tutorial videos available that shows the step-by-step instructions of handrail installation at home. Prefabricated banister kits are also available in hardware or manufacturers at a more affordable price.

And since we are talking about safety here, it is imperative to follow the steps correctly if someone opts to do the installation without a carpenter’s service. When the banister has been properly set up, it will ensure not only the safety of everyone around but ads beauty to the house.Handrails, also known as banisters, are obviously important in staircases. Without them, of course, one might stumble while going up and down the stairs because it is where a person holds for support. A staircase with no banister is very dangerous, especially if there are children or older people in the house. As a matter of fact, installing handrails in all staircases is a part of safety requirement of every architectural or construction firm.

It is important that the handrails are sturdy because it is where people grip for support when using the stairs. It is the owners responsibility to have a routine checkup of the parts of the stairs especially the handrails. If there is a loose rail, it might cause accidents. Damages and broken parts should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent such thing from happening.

Aside from safety purposes, handrails are also used to accentuate the beauty of a house or building. Handrails for stairs come with different styles which add attractiveness and value to any structure that has them. Banisters can be made from different materials either wood, metal, stone or aluminum. Wooden handrails are perfect for stairs inside the house. They can be customized by painting them with different colors or carving them with different designs or patterns. Metal handrails are best installed for stairs outside because it can withstand most weather conditions.

There are also handrails that are made from stones or marble. The structure should be strong enough to hold its weight, in addition it’s quite expensive compared to the first two types of handrails. Lastly, there are also handrails that are made from aluminum or vinyl. These two are maybe the most affordable types of banisters, however they have the lowest rate when it comes to appearance.

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