Add a Stairway Check to Your Autumn Projects Checklist
Rickety. Unsafe. Creaky. Sometimes these words are used to describe outdoor railing systems that have aged over time. We don't often think about it, but the same can be said for some interior stairway systems.
As autumn settles in, fall fix-ups are underway outdoors. However, don't overlook your interior stairs.
Over time, with constant use of a stairway system, it can become "unsettled" and overused. Just think about how many times each day members of your family pull or tug (yes, especially children) on the railing system as they go up and down the stairs. During the years, daily use can take its toll.
Now is the time to make sure your balusters are firmly in place. Plus, check to assure there are no wobbly handrails or newel posts. If there are, often they can be fixed with a tightening of some screws; but other times a piece of the railing system may need to be replaced. If that's the case, you may wish to have a professional come to repair the stairway section.
If you are concerned that a specific part of your railing system will be difficult to match, let us put your mind at ease. We've been in business for 135 years. During that time we've created thousands of different stair parts ... many of them custom pieces.
When you're ready to give your interior stairway system its fall tune-up, we'll be here to help. If you need to replace one baluster or all of them, L.J. Smith will have the answers you need to fix up your interior stairway system. Start by visiting our Stair Designer. Then, if you have any questions or specific needs, contact us directly.