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When it comes to your home, the outside is one of the most important parts. Adding a new deck can make you feel like you are living in paradise. But did you know that there are certain things you need to consider before building a deck? One of these considerations is how safe and comfortable it will be for people to walk up or down the stairs. This post will give some tips for ensuring your walking access deck stairs provide both safety and comfort.
Deck stairs are a great way to enhance your deck by adding a place for your family to relax and enjoy the outdoors. When designing deck stairs, there are many factors you need to take into consideration. Who will be using them? What is their age? Can they manage steps well or do they have any mobility issues that would make it difficult for them to walk downstairs? Do they require assistance when walking up or down flights of stairs so as not to fall over backward, lose balance and injure themselves by falling on top of the railing? All these things may seem like common sense but let’s break this all down together.
The safest design begins with building only one set of steps at either end. That way if someone needs help going up or coming back down, they can be helped without the risk of tumbling down a flight of stairs. To make steps more stable and reduce tripping hazards, consider including handrails on either side or even both sides for people that are less agile than others. If you're using just one set of steps at the entrance to your porch then it's a good idea to put up some type of stoop so as not to have any uneven ground where someone might trip over something in their path when coming onto your property from the sidewalk.
Deck stairs can be made from the same material as your deck, or they can be made from wood or metal. Wood stairs are a cheaper option but they can be more difficult to maintain than decking material, and require regular painting with oil paint or another type of waterproof coating that will last for years without fading. Metal stairways are less expensive, easy to clean, and long-lasting if properly maintained; however, the surface is slippery when wet, which may not work well in certain climates such as coastal areas or regions prone to snowfall. There are many different options available for steps: concrete squares elevated by posts on each side (sometimes called “porch risers”), individual wood slats connected with screws or glue, standard boards spaced at even intervals so you don't need to use any screws or glue, and individual stair treads that you can screw down.
You must have a set of stairs on your deck, so it is accessible from all sides if you want someone to be able to use it with ease or at least not feel like they're trapped up there without any way out! If you've already got a set of stairs but they don't seem safe enough (they stick out too far into the yard) or comfortable enough (the handrail doesn't offer good support), then we can help put in some better ones.
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