Your staircase is a functional part of the home that connects one level with another. When designed to meet the style of the home, a staircase creates a beautiful focal point and ups the resale value. When it comes to designing a staircase, you have many options. They are very versatile areas of your home that can be designed in numerous styles and sizes to suit your home’s needs.
You should consider replacing your stairs when:
- There are cracks in the treads or risers
- You have missing, loose, or broken treads
- The under-structure is damaged or unstable
- Your handrail or post is loose or detached
- Your steps creak
- There is water damage
- The old staircase does not compliment your new renovations
- Older staircase that does not meet current permissions and regulations
While it might look straightforward, replacing your staircase is not an easy job. If done wrong, you could end up with a steep, uneven, or an insecure staircase that does not measure correctly between the two levels of the home. When considering installing a new staircase, consult with a professional first. Building a staircase is a two-person job that accurate measuring and installation of the under structure and treads.
The 18 Rule
When installing your new staircase, the 18 Rule is often used because it creates the most comfortable stride. The 18 rule is: the rise plus the run should equal 18 inches (R+R=18).
Parts of a Staircase
Staircases are made up of several parts including:
- Wall strings
- The riser
- The carriage
- Cut strings,
- Close string
- Base rail
Staircases are commonly made of wood, metal, concrete, glass, natural stone, steel
Cost of Installing Staircase
The cost to install a new staircase will vary depending on the size of staircase needed and materials used to build your stairs and railing. On average, a new staircase can cost as low as $350 and go as high as $5,000. Before running to the store to buy the materials, you should consult with a professional contractor first. At Domot Reno Group, we are experts in staircase construction. We will help you choose the best materials and design that will work best with your space to create a beautiful focal point in your entranceway.
How We Can Help
At Domot Reno Group, we are experts in all types of staircase construction including interior, exterior, and basement stairs. We have superior knowledge in all aspects of new staircase construction. We will help you remove your old stairs and install a staircase that will compliment your home’s style, personal taste, and budget.
At Domot Reno Group, we offer:
Before starting your new staircase construction, contact us for a free estimate. We promise you the highest level of quality and craftsmanship, to renovate and remodel all areas of your home.