ADA-Compliant Handrail

Deckorators® ADA-compliant metal handrail is a great way to add an additional level of safety and security to your deck project. This metal deck railing system is perfect for keeping outdoor spaces safe for homes with small children and seniors.

      Style: Round Handrail
      Color: Textured Black
      Available Options
      • Round Handrail in Textured Black
      • Round Handrail in Textured White
      • Round Handrail in Weathered Brown
      • Round Handrail in Bronze
      • Straight Wall Mount in Textured Black
      • Straight Wall Mount in Textured White
      • Straight Wall Mount in Weathered Brown
      • Straight Wall Mount in Bronze
      • Inside Corner Bracket in Textured Black
      • Inside Corner Bracket in Textured White
      • Inside Corner Bracket in Weathered Brown
      • Inside Corner Bracket in Bronze
      • 90° Inside-Outside Corner in Textured Black
      • 90° Inside-Outside Corner in Textured White
      • 90° Inside-Outside Corner in Weathered Brown
      • 90° Inside-Outside Corner in Bronze
      • External Swivel in Textured Black
      • External Swivel in Textured White
      • External Swivel in Weathered Brown
      • External Swivel in Bronze
      • 3" Offset Bracket in Textured Black
      • 3" Offset Bracket in Textured White
      • 3" Offset Bracket in Weathered Brown
      • 3" Offset Bracket in Bronze
      • 3” Offset 90° Post Return in Textured Black
      • 3” Offset 90° Post Return in Textured White
      • 3” Offset 90° Post Return in Weathered Brown
      • 3” Offset 90° Post Return in Bronze
      • 180° Return Loop in Textured Black
      • 180° Return Loop in Textured White
      • 180° Return Loop in Weathered Brown
      • 180° Return Loop in Bronze
      • Plastic Rail End Cap in Textured Black
      • Plastic Rail End Cap in Textured White
      • Plastic Rail End Cap in Weathered Brown
      • Plastic Rail End Cap in Bronze
      • Adjuster Joiner in Aluminum

      Product Details

      • Powder-coated aluminum provides protection and strength
      • ADA-compliant for commercial use
      • Compatible with 2.5" or larger aluminum posts
      • Works with wood, composite, or aluminum railing

      Range of product choices allows you to design a secondary ADA-compliant railing for any installation:

      • Round Handrail
      • Straight Wall Mount
      • Inside Corner Bracket
      • 90° Inside-Outside Corner
      • External Swivel
      • Adjuster Joiner
      • 3" Offset Bracket
      • 3” Offset 90° Post Return
      • 180° Return Loop
      • Plastic Rail End Cap
      • 6” Joiner Kit

      Whether your project is residential or commercial or made of composite decking or lumber, you’re typically required to install a graspable handrail on one side of any deck’s stair railing when there are four or more stair risers present.

      Unsure about whether you need to install a graspable secondary handrail? Read our informative blog post on this topic.

      Find ADA-Compliant Handrail installation details below or visit our Installation Instructions page for a more comprehensive list of installation instructions.

      Find ADA-Compliant Handrail answers here, or visit our frequently asked questions page for answers to more general questions.

      When do you need to install a graspable ADA-compliant secondary handrail on a residential deck?

      A graspable ADA-compliant secondary handrail is an important component to consider when planning a deck with stairs. So, whether you’re constructing a residential composite deck, lumber deck, or deck made from other decking material, you’re typically required to install a graspable secondary handrail on one side of the deck’s stair railing when there are four or more stair risers present.

      Key Residential Stair Handrail Requirements (IRC - International Residential Code):

      • Stairways having four or more risers or rising more than 30" in height (whichever is less) must have at least one grab rail.
      • Handrails with a circular cross-section shall have an outside diameter of at least 1¼" and not greater than 2". If the handrail is not circular, it shall have a perimeter dimension of at least 4" and not greater than 6¼" with a maximum cross-section dimension of 2¼".
      • The grab rail must terminate at the newel post (top and bottom posts).
      • Clear space between a handrail and a wall or other surface shall be a minimum of 1½".
      • The height of the handrails must be installed 34"–38" from the upper surface of the handrail to the surface of the tread. Graspable secondary handrails are increasingly required by building/deck codes across the country.
      • This attractive and highly versatile ADA-compliant handrail is ideal for meeting building codes when required. Made of heavy-gauge aluminum, the system includes five different radius elbows and several styles of returns to meet every possible installation. The railing is available in Textured Black, Textured White, and Weathered Brown to complement a home’s exterior.

      As always, check your local building code or ask your building inspector to make sure a secondary handrail is installed when required by law.

      Do Deckorators railings meet building code requirements?

      Deckorators Composite Railing, manufactured by UFP Ventures II, Inc., has been evaluated by an independent third-party evaluation report writer known as Intertek to be code-compliant under Intertek’s CCRR-0171 and CCRR-0335 Evaluation Reports. See reports for complete details.

      Are any of your railings ADA-compliant?

      Yes, our secondary handrail is ADA-compliant. This attractive and highly versatile secondary handrail is ideal for meeting building codes when required. Made of heavy-gauge aluminum and durable PVC, the system includes five different radius elbows and several styles of returns to meet every possible installation. The railing is available in Textured Black, Textured White, and Weathered Brown to complement a home’s exterior. As always, check your local building code or ask your building inspector to make sure a secondary handrail is installed when required by law.

      Can Deckorators railing be used for structural applications?

      No. While Deckorators railing does provide superior surface integrity and strength, it’s not suitable for structural applications.

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