Iron Railings for Winter Safety

We still have a few weeks left for exterior wrought iron railing installation before winter sets in for good. If you have front steps or a back deck that do not have railings, give us a call today to get on our schedule. Steps without railings are dangerous hazards once the snow and ice set in. Decorative wrought iron railings can keep your family safe and your home looking beautiful whatever Mother Nature throws at us this winter.

Iron Railings Are Safe, Functional, and Beautiful

Wood rots and vinyl can become slick when wet. Wrought iron stays functional throughout the winter. Iron handrails are safe to grab when you’ve lost your balance on the ice or need to tromp down snow-covered steps. They also add interest to your winter landscape. Decorative wrought iron stands out beautifully against the snow. Scrolls and curves in the iron tend to catch snow in a lovely way.

Railings May Be Required by Code

Installing handrails on your exterior stairways is not only helpful and beautiful, it’s the law. While cities often have their own requirements, the State of Minnesota requires any stairway with four or more steps to include handrails. These handrails must be 34 inches high (36 inches for decks more than 30 inches above the ground) and extend the entire length of the stairway. Sound confusing? The Artistic Ornamental Iron team knows the code like the back of our hands so you never have to worry.

What Our Customers Say about Our Iron Railings

We’re thankful for the opportunity to serve homeowners across the Twin Cities metro area. Here’s what a couple in Elk River, Minnesota, had to say about the railings we designed and installed for their exterior stairs.

“We were referred to Artistic Ornamental Iron by a local business owner for some wrought iron handrails for our home. Keith and his family came to our home to measure our steps and we immediately got along perfect. Our grandkids and their kids played in the yard and we just knew instantly from the albums that we would be pleased with our finished project. We were completely delighted with our beautiful handrails and would recommend Artistic Ornamental Iron to anyone.” Red & Char

It’s not too late to get started on your iron railing project. Contact Artistic Ornamental Iron today to schedule your project consultation.