Handrails are railings designed to provide stability, support, and a continuous graspable surface. Long® Fence provides a wide selection of handrails and railings to increase the safety and stability of steps, landings, walkways, decks, and porches. If you believe your property could benefit from a handrail, contact us today for a free consultation.

The importance of handrails

Handrails are important in creating a safe environment and maintaining your peace of mind. Anyone can be at risk of falling, not just children, the elderly or people who are physically challenged. In bad weather or unsafe conditions, handrails are even more important. 

Handrails can help protect you from liability in an accident. If you’re lacking handrails in a place that should have them, you could find yourself at fault. If your handrails are improperly installed, for example, they aren’t mounted correctly or they aren’t at the right height, you may be liable. You need experts who understand safety standards to protect you.

Handrails are equally important to put on the edge of patios, decks, balconies, and other elevated surfaces. Anywhere you might need a barrier to prevent falling. Having a barrier provides comfort and peace of mind for you, your family, and your guests.

Meeting handrail code regulations

If you are a homeowner or business owner, you may be required to install railings in order to comply with local codes. Handrails also protect business owners from liability should an injury occur. We are knowledgeable about the local codes and regulations, and our Long® Fence professionals can build any railing or handrail to fit code specifications and regulations. Contact us today to find out what kind of rail you may need to comply with local residential regulations. If you need any help with any other residential ironworks projects, give us a call as well.

Aluminum handrails

vinyl handrails

iron handrails

Aluminum Handrail on Steps

Aluminum railings are a rust-free, minimal-maintenance alternative to iron. The material is light, strong, and resilient to rain, sun, and ice. They are available in black and white, with other colors optional. Like iron handrails, architectural elements can be added to give the railing more of a distinct personality. 

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Vinyl handrails are also rust-free and require minimal maintenance. Unlike wood, they are splinter-free and resilient to weather-related damage. They can be cleaned easily with a hose. Our vinyl handrails have the same customizable color and special feature options. To find out more about which kind of handrail might be right for your property, contact our team of experts today.

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Vinyl Handrail Outdoor Stairs
Outdoor Iron Handrail

When it comes to installing a handrail, there are many variations available. Long® Iron offers custom fabricated iron handrails, aluminum handrails, and vinyl handrails that can meet local code and requirements. 

Iron handrails are a popular choice. All Long® Fence iron handrails are coated in polyester powder to provide a durable and long-lasting finish. Custom colors and architectural elements can also be added to an iron handrail to make sure it matches the style of the property. 

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It is unusual to find such professional workmanship today

The crew worked extremely well together, seeming to take pride in their work and even to enjoy what they were doing. It is unusual to find such professional workmanship today, and it was our great pleasure to see it in progress and to benefit from it. We have already recommended your company to friends and shall continue to do so.

G. Hogg – Fairfax, VA