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ADA Hand Rails

ADA compliant handrails are required in all new commercial buildings and remodeled buildings in the United States. Don’t think of the ADA standards as building code requirements; they are a part of a civil rights legislation that establishes accessibility standards.

In order to make the grade and receive ADA compliance certification, handrail products must follow a number of strict rules. For example, the railing must be continuous and smooth, and it must be located on both sides of stairways, ramps, etc. The railing needs to be 34-36 inches high, and the space between the handrail and the wall or any other obstruction must be 1.5 inches or more. An ADA compliant handrail must not rotate in its fitting, and the end of the handrail must either be rounded or return smoothly into the floor, a wall, or a post. These are just a few of the many requirements that are obligatory for ADA compliant handrails.


So where should you install ADA compliant handrails? They can be used for both interior and exterior applications, including all of the following and more:


Commercial Uses for ADA Compliant Handrails

  • Stairs

  • Ramps

  • Porches

  • Decks

  • Balconies

  • Docks

  • Walkways

  • Hiking Trails

When building a commercial space, local building codes and ADA requirements must both be considered. To find the perfect ADA compliant continuous handrail, look for a handrail that is strong, long-lasting, versatile, easy to install, and fits within your budget. It should also come from a reliable company that offers great customer service. In choosing such a handrail, you will be investing your money in a worthwhile product, ensuring that your building is lawful, and (most importantly) assisting those who need the help.


If you’re interested in purchasing ADA compliant handrails, be sure to call Construction Fence. We look forward to hearing from you!

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