The right stairs can add to your home’s curb appeal. Exterior stairs can add that “wow” factor to your home whether building a new home or enhancing your existing home. The front of your home is the first impression people see, often called “curb appeal”, and is one of the most important aspects of owning, buying, and selling a home. When deciding to enhance or build stairs on the outside of your home, it is important to consider the aesthetic and functional purpose. The design teams at Southern Staircase are experts in their industry and can assist in making your vision a reality.
Common Materials for Exterior Stairs
Although they can be made from a variety of different materials, exterior stairs are commonly built with wood or metal, especially steel. Wood is a classic material used for exterior stairs and tends to be chosen to accompany a wooden deck or patio area. Wood is easy to work with and can be cut in any size and shape to fit any space. They also come in a variety of colors and can be stained to match your existing home’s color scheme. However, wood stairs are more prone to the elements. Wood can rot, become warped, or be damaged by termites if not properly cared for and maintained.
Metal or steel stairs are more flexible than wood stairs which makes them a great choice for a spiral staircase option. Steel stairs are more durable, resilient, and resistant to damage caused by changing weather conditions. They look great when combined with other wood elements, like a deck, but can also stand alone and provide a beautiful enhancement to your home’s curb appeal.
Enhance the Exterior of Your Home with Custom-Made Staircases
Stair railings or balustrades add to the aesthetic appeal of the exterior stairs. Balustrades can be made from iron, glass, stainless steel, cable rail, wood, and metal. The purpose of a balustrade is to provide safety for individuals when using the stairs but they also enhance the overall look of the stairs. Depending on the look you are going for with your exterior staircase, the overall curb appeal will depend on the different materials you choose. While wood provides a more rustic or classic look, other material options such as steel, glass, and cable rail provide a modern look. Balustrades can offer the following benefits:
- Prevent serious injuries and falls
- Improves mobility
- Increases property value
- Aesthetically pleasing
Exterior Staircase Experts
Deciding to build an exterior staircase can be a daunting task. To alleviate some of the stress, Southern Staircase will work with you from the initial design phase to the final product reveal to ensure your goals are met. With over 30 years of industry leading expertise in design and craftsmanship, Southern Staircase delivers top quality stairs across the United States.
Southern Staircase is ready to work with you to create custom stairs to enhance the outside of your home. Call 888-510-0342 or contact us online today and schedule a consultation to begin your exterior staircase project.