Steel stairs are those in which the main structural body of the ladder is made of steel. The actual stairs can also be made of steel such as handrails and rails, but you also have the option of using complementary materials with the steel stair frame such as wood or even tempered glass.
There are three common types of stairs and they include concrete, metal and wood stairs. They are placed according to the style, location and structure you want.
Stairs are one of the structures that add beauty to your building, whether it is internal or external, and the storage building is a must, but it depends on the location.
Mr. Kyeyune Amos am Engineer says that if you need a new staircase for your home or business, you must have a good option and the reason why you should go for this particular type.
“Metal ladders and rails are some of the best options because they can take you places you never thought you could go compared to other types of stairs one can choose to use,” he says. Explains the benefits of having metal ladders and rails:
Lower costs with simplified installation
Keon says metal ladders and rails reduce costs from start to installation because metal and steel are so malleable that means they can be built to almost any specification.
“Once constructed, installation is usually a piece of cake and when that happens it drives down costs. Installing metal stairs can take hours but for other stairs it can take days especially for concrete and it is a long process to install,” he says.
Mr. Kyeyune says, Metal stairs are good for those who have a limited budget because they are easy to install and repair, you can get metal stairs according to your budget which is not the case for other types like concrete that need a lot of materials from it in place like cement, iron bars, timber, sand and others.
“Metal stairs are easier to install than their all-wood counterparts. With lower construction costs, you’ll realize savings when building a metal staircase while adding value to your home or business in the long run,” he says.
No more smudging and varnishing
Mr. Keon says that metal stairs are your sure friend because they don’t need regular paint and can’t get stained easily because of steel. You can use your metal stairs for quite some time without putting on a layer of fading which is not the case with other types.
“Metal stairs don’t need to be stained, polished, or sealed, plus they’re resistant to temperature changes, they can’t bend or warp, and as a result they’re just right at home indoors or outdoors without any damage,” he says.
According to Mr. Kyeyune says that metal stairs can give one a chance to have as many designs as they want because they are so easy to modify, metal stairs or rails really seem like the part that can be placed anywhere you want to fix depending on the design you want.
“Metal stairs and rails can be simple ‘straight up and down’ designs or a luxurious, richly curved object that is appropriate for a large home or building. They can be mixed and matched with glass or even wood to create that real good factor,” he says.
Mr. kyeyune adds that if you want a sheath fitted around a large portion of the metal stairs in your home, you better do so. Whether you want smooth and sleek or industrial and hard-edged, metal should always be your material of choice.
“Using a steel staircase means you can create designs that aren’t possible with other materials. In fact, architects and designers often prefer steel just because of its sheer flexibility. You can use steel to create gently curved staircases all the way to stately spiral staircases,” he advises.
Interestingly, you can get industrial steel stairs with clear glass landings at each level. Combine the structural integrity of steel with the beauty of wood to create a modern staircase that’s still sleek and elegant. Steel stairs can of course be custom made to your size and design requirements.
High levels of flexibility
Keon says metal stairs are strong, durable and built to last because they aren’t susceptible to drastic changes in the environment and unlike wood, they won’t succumb to the fearsome termites.
In addition, metal stairs are able to carry weights that far exceed wooden stairs and this gives more scope for creating unusual shapes and designs. Normally wood and concrete stairs cannot exceed the recommended weight but for metal it can exceed the weight without being damaged.
Mr Kyeyune says it can’t break or develop cracks just because other ladders instead of breaking they bend unless there is rust you didn’t notice before rust usually happens when it goes away the one I used wasn’t original or if there is a leak somewhere which makes the stairs wet .