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How To Build Composite Deck Stairs

If you want to build indoor non slip stair treads or outdoor decking stairs, you must understand that the process of building a deck stair is not nearly the same today as it was a decade or more ago. While the outdoor environment and the endless design possibilities have remained constant, emerging technologies and new products and materials require a stronger sense of industry codes and best practices for you to be able to build wood plastic composite deck stairs and exterior stair handrails properly.

Safety Treads For Stairs

Why choose composite wood for stairs?Covering them with wood plastic composite decking stairs can soften the appearance, change the color and restore them to like-new condition. WPC stair treads can be cut and worked with standard woodworking tools and is much like working with traditional lumber. It comes in a variety of colors and is designed to not only be long lasting, but also maintain its appearance. Composite wood materials provide you the best slip resistant stair treads and you can build a deck stair railing for your WPC decking stairs.

composite deck stairs

How To Build Deck Stairs

When you build your composite deck stairs, You should carefully read the instruction manual. It will provide your valuable installation opinion. The minimum width for stairs is 36″, You can accord to your design to choose and buy composite decking stairs. This means you will have to plan ahead to make sure each and every one of your stairs measurements is the same. In other words plan ahead so you aren’t left with a really tall or short last step because you will fail the inspection. You must maintain a minimum 6′-8″ headroom clearance and provide stairway illumination at the top landing. Covering stair treads should be cut from 2×12 wood plastic composite panel and spaced no greater than 16″ O.C. Not all composite decking material is approved for use on stairs.

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