You might be wondering, “What’s the difference between handrails and railings?” We separate them because the design and function have some pretty distinct differences. A handrail is specifically for holding; they are usually attached directly to a wall or structure. Iron handrails are not meant to be used as a guard, so spacing for posts can be as wide as needed to be efficient. Handrails are a must for stairs but other common uses are outdoor paths and walkways, wheelchair accessible ramps, pool, bath and shower areas.
It is recommended to have our professional team install your handrails to ensure adherence to building safety guidelines. There are many factors to take into consideration such as building codes, safety risks, proper balance, height, spacing, and the handrail’s distance from wall. Iron handrails are long lasting and low maintenance; homeowners choose iron especially for their outdoors needs because iron can withstand harsh weather conditions like the constant rain we get here in the Pacific Northwest.
Although they are made for function, handrails can also be designed for style. Wrought iron can accentuate the beauty of your property whether you choose to go with classic black scroll curves or a custom, modern look. You’ll see from our photos that we love taking on challenges and can achieve many different looks solely using iron.
We can both repair and replace your old, worn out iron handrails. Contact us today and we’ll examine your handrails at no cost and let you know honestly whether we think they can be repaired or need replacing. Sometimes a small welding fix and fresh coat of paint or powder coat can make all the difference. Not only will the appearance be freshened up, you’ll know you and your loved ones are safe getting in and out of your home.