Add Railings to Keep Your Home Safe and Sellable

As a homeowner, the last thing you want is for someone to fall off something or over something on your property. So just for safety and litigation’s sake, it makes sense to put railings wherever they might be needed. It also makes sense if you’re planning to sell your home, since building codes may specify where banisters and protective boundaries must be in place. Here are some of the spots to consider for this home improvement.

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Backyard

Decks are a popular home addition, and it’d be nice to make sure nobody takes a dive off the side. A metal deck railing around the edge of the space and alongside any steps leading down to the yard will make it safer and more stylish. Add similar safety features to any raised walkways or above-ground pool platforms.

Front Yard

If your front porch is raised off the ground, a railing is an … Read more