Handrails are a must-have for any stairs, concrete steps or ramps. Handrail systems assist users by giving them a firm structure to grasp while navigating steps and ramps. For the elderly and disabled, they are crucial. To ensure that your customers or family make it safely to their destination, following the guidelines that the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) set forth will ensure every aspect of safety is covered.
Choosing an ADA Compliant handrail in Louisville, Ky.
Handrails can be fabricated to add style and beauty to any building or home. Choose a color that matches your style and pick a type of metal railing that matches what you currently have. Aluminum handrails are the most popular but wrought iron and metal are also popular choices in Louisville, Ky.
Heck’s Metal Works can fabricate your custom handrail to ADA Specifications. We know the local codes and regulations for Louisville, Ky and Southern Indiana. Let our knowledge help you in building your handrail system right the first.
ADA Handrail Systems: What to Know
- 1. Railing must be a continuous smooth surface.
- 2. Rails are to be placed on both sides of stairs or ramps.
- 3. Must be 34″-38″ High.
- 4. Railings must have a minimum clearance of 36″.
To learn more about the full requirements of the ADA, you can visit https://www.ada.gov/