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Steps can present a challenge to someone with limited mobility, which is why handrails are so crucial to the entrance of your home.

When installing new railings, it’s important to keep safety and convenience at the top of your mind, and put yourself in the shoes of someone living with mobility issues. It might be something you have to contend with some day, which is why it’s important to install railings before you need them.

Here are two things to consider when putting handicap rails on your home:

How wide is the rail?

No one wants to try to ascend a steep – or even not-so-steep—staircase with the help of a thin, slippery rail, least of all someone with a weakened grip. The rails you install at your home should be thick, and fashioned from an easy-to-grip material such as iron or powder-coated aluminum

How sturdy is the rail?

When we’re younger, we might never use a railing to go up and down steps. If we use them at all, it’s as a guide.

But someone with limited mobility needs the railing for support, which is why your rails need to be firmly anchored to your steps.

If you’re seeking a reliable provider of quality railings, Accessibility Modifications Solutions can help. We manufacture all of our railings to match our clients’ needs. Contact us today to learn more.