The Benefits of Wrought Iron Railing

We believe in the benefits of wrought iron railing, which is why we have been in the business for more than 75 years. Wrought iron railing has been used for hundreds of years because it has key advantages over other railing materials, and offers property owners several benefits. We understand the benefits of wrought iron railing better than most people, and after reading this, we hope you will too.

If you have any additional questions about DIY Handrail and our premium wrought iron railing products, please contact us to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.

Wrought Iron Railing Adds Safety and Value to Your Property

Many building codes require installing some type of railing for stairs, decks, and other elevated structures. Even if your particular building code does not require rail installations, installing them may still be a good idea.

Wrought iron railing is a fantastic choice for porch, deck, patio, and stair railing because it keeps you, your family, and guests safe from accidental falls. In addition to the safety aspect, or perhaps because of it, wrought iron railing increases the property’s value and makes it more appealing to potential buyers.

Whether you plan on living in your house for the rest of your life or you’re looking to sell, installing a wrought iron handrail can benefit you and your property.

Wrought Iron is Durable

One of the primary appeals of wrought iron railing is its incredible durability. Our wrought iron handrails feature a stainless steel mounting system.  Stainless steel mounting is far superior to any other mounting material as it is rust proof and exceptionally rigid.

Iron Railing Adds Curb Appeal

Your new wrought iron railing will improve your home’s curb appeal and have all your neighbors looking on with envy. We offer Newel, Arch, and Picket style handrails so you can find the perfect look to compliment the rest of your property.

Wrought Iron is Customizable

Another appeal of wrought iron railing is the customizability factor. Not very many things that are as durable as wrought iron can also be customized. Wrought iron, on the other hand, will last for decades and can be customized to fit the design plans of any property owner.

Wrought Iron Railing is Low Maintenance

Our wrought iron railing requires little to no routine maintenance. We use high-quality materials that make our products resistant to the natural wear and tear inferior products sustain. As long as you wipe or spray your wrought iron handrails from time to time, they will remain in good shape.

After a significant period of time, your wrought iron handrails may become faded or slightly discolored. When this happens, a quick coat of paint will get them looking as good as new.

Get Your DIY Handrail Today

Nobody knows wrought iron railing better than DIY Handrail. We have been making premium wrought iron products for over 75 years and continue to deliver exceptional products to customers across the nation. If you are in the market for a superior wrought iron handrail, DIY Handrail is the easiest and most affordable option out there. Check out our wide selection of made-to-order handrails. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact us.

How to Choose the Right Wrought Iron Railing

One of the best parts about wrought iron railing can also be one of the most frustrating. These extremely customizable railings provide an affordable, stylish, and functional option for quality DIY Handrails that you can install yourself. However, if you’re anything like me, the existence of so many styles and choices can be overwhelming.

The following is a short guide meant to assist you in selecting your next wrought iron handrails. We give several tips and tricks as well as things you should consider so you end up with the perfect iron railing for the exterior of your home.

These are not set-in-stone rules but rather a set of key components to consider that will inevitably narrow down your possible choices. The good news is that no matter your choice, you can expect a better-looking exterior and increased property value.

Determine the Installation Spot

If you’re looking for the right wrought iron railing, there’s a good chance you already know where it will go. However, this step requires you to take a closer look at the spot so you can have a better idea of the size of the railing and the type of mount you need when ordering your handrail.

We offer handrail models perfect for just about every scenario, but first, you have to know what type of mount you need. Our handrails come in floor-mounted, side mounted, direct burial, wall-mounted, and floor and wall-mounted options. Each one has its purpose, and to narrow it down, you should consider the desired installation spot.

Porch handrails are typically mounted directly to the steps. This goes for handrails along concrete steps and those surrounding the porch’s perimeter. Porch handrails are the most common type of wrought iron railing we sell.

Wall-mounted handrails provide stability while walking upstairs or close to a wall; many think they look better than ground-mounted rails. However, you wouldn’t be able to install one of these around a porch or down the outside of a staircase because there wouldn’t be a wall to mount it to.

Wall and floor-mounted handrails are typically found along the side of cement stairs that have a wall near the top. The railing is secured into the concrete at the base of the steps and into the wall at the top of the stairs. This handrail looks great, and the two different anchor points make for a sturdier railing.  Wall and floor mounted handrails are very common in garage entryways.

Determine a Budget

Before making any home improvement purchase, you should have a budget in mind. How much you are looking to spend and how much you are willing to spend are two important numbers to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect wrought iron railing.

Fortunately, our manufacturing process allows us to offer our customers an affordable and high-quality product. Our wrought iron railing is far more affordable than other railing types, and it will last longer!

Assess the Community or HOA Rules

If you live in a gated community or property regulated by a homeowner’s association, there may be rules against certain types of railing. Our handrails comply with most regulations; however, we highly recommend you clear it with yours before you commit to installing a new handrail.

Determine the Model & Style Right for You

Once you know what you are allowed to install and where you plan on installing it, you can decide on the model and style that’s right for you. At DIY Handrail, we offer a picketed and arched style wrought iron railing. Both styles will work with any exterior because the difference is strictly one of appearance.

Contact us for additional questions about our wrought iron railing or tips on choosing the right iron railing for your home. Our knowledgeable team members will be happy to help you find the perfect railing for you. Once you know what you want, request a mockup, and our team will show you what your new railing will look like before installing it.

Why You Should Install a Wrought Iron Handrail

Homeowners have a lot of responsibilities, including but not limited to maintaining a safe and visually appealing home. One of the most effective things you can do as a property owner is install wrought iron handrails on your property.

For hundreds of years, wrought iron handrails have been used to decorate, improve security, and increase safety. We personally have three generations worth of experience in this industry and can attest to the many advantages of installing an iron handrail on your property.

DIY Handrail has been in the ironworks business for more than seventy five years. We have extensive first-hand experience designing, manufacturing, and installing wrought iron handrails for steps, porches, patios, and more. Our mission is to provide the necessary resources so people across the nation can experience all the benefits of installing an iron handrail on their property.

The Benefits of Wrought Iron Handrails

Iron handrails have been around for so long because they are one of the most beneficial solutions for securing a perimeter, minimizing accidents, and improving the visual appeal of a property.

Wrought Iron Handrails Increase Safety

Even before looks, the primary function of any handrail or guardrail is to protect people from falling over the edge into an area where they could get hurt. Iron handrails form an excellent barrier, prevent people from falling, and increase the safety of your home, porch, patio, or steps.

Iron Handrails Come in a Range of Styles

Wrought iron handrails come in various colors, styles, finishes, and shapes. Since iron is easier to work with than other metals, we can craft unique shapes and design styles to fit the specific look each customer is trying to achieve. We carry everything from Picket and Arch handrails to Newel and Level handrails for steps, porches, and patios.

Durable and Easy to Maintain

One of the main reasons you should install iron handrails on your property is because we make them from durable, easy-to-maintain metal. Iron is susceptible to rust, but each DIY Handrail comes with a durable rust-resistant coating to minimize future maintenance requirements.

While it may not compromise the material’s structural integrity, iron handrails do get dirty and should be cleaned regularly. Fortunately, cleaning iron rails is easier than it would be cleaning a wooden one or one made from a different material.

Over time the coating or paint may fade and expose the underlying iron surface causing it to rust. A fresh coat of paint can stop this in its tracks and return your wrought iron railing to its former glory.

In the end, wrought iron railing is easier to clean and maintain than wooden or other types of railing. Less maintenance means you can spend less money on your handrails and more time enjoying them.

Wrought Iron Handrails are Cost-Effective

More benefits typically cost more money. However, this is not the case with wrought iron handrails. DIY Handrail may be your solution if you’re in the market for a cost-effective way to install a railing on your porch, patio, or steps. Railings from DIY are easier to clean, maintain, customize, and more affordable to install.

Wrought Iron Handrails for Porches

DIY Handrail has a wide selection of premium wrought iron handrails for porches. If you’re interested in installing iron handrails on your property, you can request a free mockup to see how our product will look on your porch.

Wrought Iron Handrails for Steps

In addition to our wrought iron porch railing, we also offer high-quality iron handrails for steps. We carry everything, including stand-alone, wall and floor mounted, and wall-mounted handrails for steps. Each of our railings comes with an easy-to-install installation guide.

Purchase Easy to Install Handrails from DIY Handrail Today

DIY Handrail has provided premium ironworks and wrought iron handrails in Columbus and across the nation for more than seventy years. Each of our items is handmade in Columbus, Ohio, and tested to ensure the finished product meets our strict quality control standards and exceeds the customers’ expectations.

DIY Handrail has been an industry leader for more than seventy years because we make our products from choice materials that increase the safety, appeal, and value of a property. Request a free mockup today or contact us for more information on our lineup of high-quality wrought iron handrails.