Be in the know, Handrail Safety

Posted by shelby Barnhart on

Whether you’re building a new home, renovating an existing one, or planning to sell your house, do you have railings installed in the proper areas of your home? If not, you may want to consider adding some in.

Railings not only add additional safety to your property but in many cases, they are required for code and insurance compliance. Depending on the location, the size of the stairs, and the height, you may be required to install handrailings for additional support and safety.

Handrails and railings can add an aesthetic appeal while creating a safety barrier.

The following reasons are why railings are important for every property.

Support When on the Stairs

Imagine catching your toe or missing a step, when you stumble and you have nothing to grab for support serious injury or worse can occur!

 

Those with physical disabilities need handrails to safely navigate their everyday life.  

Prevent Falls from Upper Levels

If you have a house with a second level that looks over the main floor, you should have a railing along the open area. These cathedral staircases and banister add great aesthetic appeal but need extra safety precautions. 

We cannot state enough the importance of having railings in the right places of your property. Let us help provide you with safe and aesthetically pleasing options.