August 14, 2013 1 min read
Stair handrail brackets offer support and stability to your staircase, but they can also add a lot of personal style. Adding decorative handrails can really help to enhance the look of your staircase and complement the design.
It’s easy to find and match decorative handrail brackets to your handrails with all of the options on the market today. Choose the style that works best for your project from various styles, designs, and finishes including satin black, brass, chrome, nickel, and pewter. When choosing the material of handrail brackets, consider the way it will be used. Study each material by weighing their advantages and disadvantages. Metal materials can be durable and more readily available, but they are often heavier compared to wooden brackets.
Handrail brackets are installed to enhance the safety standards. A bracket should be placed near the ends of the handrail section as well as at least every four feet of running rail. The number of brackets you will need depends on whether your stairs are straight, curved, or spiral and the type of daily traffic and weight your handrail will need to support.
Brackets should always be fastened securely to the studs in the wall using the proper screws. It is not recommended that you use dry wall hangers to hold handrail brackets. Make sure that each stair rail bracket is screwed securely into the wall studs for optimum safety and stability. Being certain that you have the proper number of brackets will ensure adequate support for your handrail extend the life of your staircase.
Article by Amber Burkhart
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