Why Installing a Handrail Should Be Your Next Home Project

Installing a handrail on your property is a project that keeps on giving. Handrails have a variety of benefits, from increasing curb appeal to making your property safer. Fortunately, they also make the perfect Saturday home improvement project! At Fortin Ironworks’ DIY Handrail, we offer the strongest and most reliable DIY handrail available on the market. Easily installed with minimal assembly, they can be installed on most any stairs, porch or deck on your property in just a few hours. Read more to learn why installing a DIY wrought iron handrail should be your next home improvement project!

Improve your home’s curb appeal- Curb appeal is a huge factor when determining a home’s value. Quite simply, the nicer it looks on the outside, the higher it will be valued. An easy way to improve your home’s curb appeal is to add quality wrought iron handrails leading up to your home. There are few looks that are more classic than a black powder finish wrought iron handrail, which fits well with a variety of different styles of home. From accompanying a classic brick walkway, to pairing with a more modern concrete path, a DIY wrought iron handrail is a perfect addition to any home. 

Make your home safer- Wrought iron handrails not only make your home look better, they also make it significantly safer. Quality, reliable handrails can help make your home safer in a variety of ways. Strong handrails can help children, the elderly and those with disabilities climb stairs with confidence. They act as an anchor point, and can help prevent falls. During the winter, handrails are a necessity when entering or exiting a home. At DIY Handrail, our wrought iron handrails are built to meet or exceed local handrail codes, so they can be trusted to keep you and your loved ones safe. 

Wrought iron handrails last- While handrails can be made of a wide variety of different materials, wrought iron is by far the best. Wrought iron is stronger than aluminum, more reliable and lasts significantly longer. DIY Handrail’s wrought iron handrails are made with strong welded construction, and are built to not weaken over time. In addition, DIY Handrails feature rust proof stainless steel base plates and escutcheons.  

Customizable- One of the major benefits of DIY Handrail’s wrought iron handrails is how customizable they are. We offer a variety of models and styles, from beautiful arch handrails to classic picket styles. We provide level handrails to lead up to stairs, and newel styles to accompany them. 

Installing a handrail doesn’t have to be difficult, and at DIY Handrail, we make sure of it. Our wrought iron handrails are ready to install out of the box, and can be at your doorstep in 1-3 days. Featuring a strong and reliable black powder coat finish, they are compatible with outdoor steps, indoor steps, concrete, natural stone and wooden and composite decks. We also offer a free handrail mockup, so you can be confident that your purchase will fit your space. Just send us the measurements, and we’ll fill your cart with exactly what you need. At Fortin Ironworks’ DIY Handrail, we make installing your new wrought iron handrail a breeze, with extensive how-to videos and expert support staff. Call Joe at (614) 715-4766 today to learn more!

How Handrails Help Promote Mobility For The Elderly

Stairs provide a unique challenge for the elderly. They’re an everyday mountain to climb and can be difficult to summit over and over again. They can also be surprisingly dangerous. Falls are the leading cause of death in people 65 or older, and 60 percent of those falls involve steps or stairs. It’s been found that over 100,000 elderly require medical attention each year due to a stair related injury. 

While moving to a facility or home without stairs is the best way to lessen the chance of a stair related injury, it isn’t always feasible. Not only is it expensive to move, but many elderly family members also don’t want to move. According to AARP, 90 percent of people age 65 and older want to stay in their current home. So the question becomes, how do we make sure our elderly family members are safe without inconveniencing them or going against their wishes?

One easy way is to install a handrail.  A good handrail isn’t just for aesthetics, it’s also a great, non-intrusive way to improve an elderly loved one’s quality of life while lessening the chance of a fall. 

Stairs often act as a barrier that keeps elderly family members from participating in many activities. Whether it’s going outside to fetch the paper, or going to a family event, stairs can really limit mobility. This is most evident when looking at a loved one’s front door. Even just a few stairs leading up to an elderly family member’s home entrance way can leave them feeling trapped, barring them from doing things they love. Installing a handrail is an excellent way to help make stairs a little easier, and to promote mobility in elderly loved ones.

There are many handrails on the market, so it’s important to be conscious of inferior quality products. Whether it’s in the construction or the installation, not all handrails are created equal. Fortunately, Fortin Ironworks’ DIY Handrails is a name you can trust. We understand how invaluable top quality handrails can truly be to you and your family. Our beautiful wrought iron handrails provide stability, reliability, and security to your home. Our wide variety styled handrails fit many different steps, and meets or exceeds all local handrail codes. They come ready to install with minimal assembly, and their strong welded construction is designed not to weaken over time. Our handrails provide safe mobility you can trust, compatible with outdoor, indoor, concrete, natural stone steps and more.

Warranty

Fortin Welding & Manufacturing Inc. of Columbus, Ohio warrants all new products manufactured at the Columbus location, against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from substantial completion and agrees to repair or replace any defective product without charge.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse, or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product or loss of parts. There is no guarantee on primer or paint.