Stair Building Man or Myth - It was about 15 years ago, when I met
this man who was one of the best stair builders in my area. I learned a
lot from this guy and he turned out to be one of the best stair builders
or stair building contractors that I had ever worked with in my life.
Finding a Good Stair Building Contractor - I don't know how many
times, I have been asked the same question, “How can I find a good stair
building contractor.” These guys are few and far between in the
construction business. There are a lot of framing contractors and
construction home framers who are skilled at framing homes, but lacked
the proper skills and experience to be someone, that I would consider to
be a good stair builder.
Do-It-Yourself Stairway Replacement Ideas - So you're interested in
building a nice set of stairs, possibly for your exterior deck or even
the interior of your home. Maybe you're going to repair a broken or
severely damaged set of stairs, located within your home or on your
Stair Building All over the World - It's hard to imagine, but as
long as they've been building homes, that require additional levels,
they've been building stairs. If I was to guess, I have probably
installed at least 5000 sets of stairs in a variety of forms and
designs. This doesn't compare to all of the stairs that have been built
How to Repair Squeaking Stairs Covered with Carpeting - Your tired
of walking up and down the stairs and listening to them squeak, you have
no idea what's causing this horrible noise, but you're tired of it and
it's time to fix your squeaking stairs.
Metal Stair Tread Brackets - Metal stair tread brackets are used
instead of wood cleats and for plenty of good reasons. Wood stair cleats
or tread brackets often become a safety hazard over time, as the wood
starts to deteriorate. Metal stair tread brackets, will not disintegrate
as fast as the wood it is normally attached to.
2 X 12 or 3 X 12 Stair Treads - If you've built as many stairways as
I have, this is a very simple question to answer. Should I use 2 x 12 or
3 x 12 for my stair treads? Without a doubt I would use the 3 x 12 for a
couple of reasons.
Stair Handrailing or Guard Rail - Before the 1980s most stairways
had a handrail and to this day, most stair handrails are not considered
guard rails. Well things have changed and now most stairways require a
guard rail and it gripable handrail.
Lighting Problems - Walking up and down the stairs in the dark could
become a safety issue. If the stairs in the house are not that old,
there should be a light switch at the top and a light switch at the
bottom of the stairway.