Maintaining a safe home environment is an important responsibility, especially if you share your space with children and older family members or guests. To ensure your home is a safe place for both children and older adults, your local Mr. Handyman® offers professional grab bar installation near you.

Handrail Installation

The Importance of Handrails and Grabs on Stairs

Sometimes, stairs can present challenges, especially for children or those with mobility issues. Grab bars or handrails provide much-needed assistance and support to make moving around your home safer and easier. 

In addition to providing your loved ones with the support they need to feel confident and independent in their home, handrails and grabs also add unique design elements to your home’s aesthetic.

Choosing the Right Materials

When choosing materials for your handrail or grab bar installation, there are several aspects to consider.

  • Durability: Your handrails and grab bars must stand up to years of use – regardless if you’re installing them indoors or outside your home. Stainless steel, brass, or aluminum materials are the best options for damp places, like bathrooms or the exterior of your home.
  • Grip and Comfort: When deciding which material is best for your use, also consider how the grab bar or handrail feels. In addition to feeling like you can trust it to offer adequate support, it should be comfortable to the touch.
  • Maintenance: Select materials that are easy to clean, low-maintenance, and resistant to stains and rust.
  • ADA Compliance: Working with a professional will help ensure your handrail installation is also ADA-compliant. 

Design Considerations for Handrails and Grabs

When setting up handrail or grab bar installations for your home, consider how they can blend seamlessly into your home design.  Keep your existing color, style, and finishes in mind.

Staircase Styles and Configurations

Each home is different and so are the options to install the best staircase for your space. Select from the more common staircase style options, including straight, L-shaped, U-shaped, and curved staircases or opt for spiral and floating staircases. Each style has pros and cons depending on your space, safety needs, and design preferences.

Safety Standards and Regulations

The goal of handrails and grab bars is to make your staircase safer. Be sure to consider all regulations and safety standards before deciding to install them in your home.

Keep in mind that regulations may vary from state to state. Consult your local building codes and check with a professional before finishing your handrail or grab bar installation.

DIY vs. Professional Installation

If you are handy, DIY stairs installation may be an option. However, installing stairs, handrails, or grab bars that meet building codes and ADA compliance is best left to the pros.

For the safest stair installation, call Mr. Handyman. We have the skills and experience to complete your project quickly, efficiently, and correctly. You can also lean on us to help you pick out the right style, configuration, and materials to ensure that your project is done to meet your needs.

Enhancing Accessibility with Handrails

In most cases, handrails are installed for design and aesthetic purposes. However, handrail installations can also be done for safety reasons. If you or your loved ones have mobility or balance issues, installing handrails will enhance the accessibility of your home.

Maintenance Tips for Longevity

Since you plan to use your stairs, handrails, and grip bars for years to come, you want to maintain them properly. Here are some of Mr. Handyman’s tips for maintaining your project long after installation.

  • Remove dirt and dust from your stairs, handrails, and grip bars regularly.
  • Repair damaged or loose parts immediately.
  • Perform regular inspections to ensure that your handrails and grips remain secured correctly.
  • If you install exterior stairs, keep them free from snow and ice during winter weather.
  • Install non-slip strips or mats to help prevent slips and falls during rainy weather.
  • Keep your area well-lit.

Need Professional Stairs, Handrails, and Grab Bar Installation?

Are you ready to install new stairs, handrails, or grab bars in your home? Find a local Mr. Handyman near you today.

Whether you’re looking for local assistance or calling from out-of-state to help an aging loved one, count on  Mr. Handyman. 

Our professionals have an average of 10 years of experience, and all our projects are backed by the Neighborly Done Right Promise™. Let our team of professionals improve your home by requesting service today!

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