When you have a home that is at a higher elevation than the street, the stairs, while attractive, will need something on each side.
This will not only help with safety for children and elderly visitors to your home but will also provide your home with a very chic look that will never go out of style, especially if you were to contrast dark railings with lighter-colored steps.
However, you may have concerns that it will be very expensive and time-consuming to have railings installed outside your home, but in this article, 5 of the key advantages of this classy addition to your home will be explored. So, you can choose whether this is something you want to add to your home.
Helps with Access
As mentioned earlier, one of the core advantages of having wrought iron railings outside your home is that they will provide a safety barrier for children or elderly visitors should they have the misfortune to fall while also helping with access. Everyone knows it is easier to climb a flight of stairs when there is a railing, even indoors, especially if you have discomfort in your lower limbs or have other mobility issues. So, having railings outside will make your home more accessible, which is a real boon if you have elderly relatives.
You may think that railings will require a lot of maintenance, especially if you live in a climate where there are extremes in the weather.
However, provided that they were installed properly, railings are extremely low maintenance, but you will need to ensure that the surface that they have been installed into, such as concrete, is maintained and is not cracking or damaged. This will ensure that your railings remain in place and do not wobble when used.
Most people assume that railings being fitted outside their homes will take a long time and will be noisy. However, the tools required to fit even iron railings are minimal, and the fitting can be completed in a few hours, depending on the number of stairs that you have leading up to your front door.
Indeed, if you have experience with DIY, you could even opt to install them yourself, but most people prefer to choose professionals to do it, as this is preferred on all external fixtures to residential properties due to insurance requirements and safety.
Complements Your Home
Of course, if you see a home that has a set of railings leading up to it, in most cases, it will complement the home perfectly and add a touch of class. So, if you are looking for an additional feature to have at the front of your property that can add a modern touch, railings will tick that box.
Finally, having metal railings, or indeed any kind of railings, fitted to the stairs outside your home will add value to your property, provided that they have been installed correctly and meet all of your state’s safety requirements for such fittings. So, as well as being a modern addition to a home, railings can also be seen as an investment in your home too.