Outdoor Stair Railings

The Best Materials to Use for Your Outdoor Stair Railings

Outdoor stair railings determine the level of safety of your home, as well as its curb appeal. Beautiful rails that are made from high-quality materials and match the design of the house is what all homeowners should aim at. There are thousands of stair railing designs and a number of material options to choose from.

  • The Most Popular Materials for Outdoor Stair Railings in Toronto
  • The classic of exterior stair railing, wood can be used both as a traditional and a modern option. You can crave it and leave the natural wooden pattern exposed, or paint it in any color to create a contemporary look. The wood that is used for hand railings for stairs outside nowadays is pressure treated, which means it’s strong enough to make your staircase secured.
  • Low maintenance, durability, and strength – these are the three main qualities our Art Metal Workshop specialists use for metal outdoor railings for stairs. There is a number of metal options you can choose from:
  • Wrought iron.
    Outdoor stair railings from wrought iron will be the strongest due to the characteristics of this metal. There are also many design options available, as wrought iron is malleable.
  • Stainless steel.
    For clean elegant outdoor stair railings, use stainless steel, as it’s light and doesn’t need much care. Its resistance to rust will make repairs rare, so wiping dust and dirt from them will be enough.
  • Aluminum is more affordable than other materials, but it doesn’t mean it’s worse. It’s a lightweight material that is strengthened by added alloys and powder coated by our Art Metal experts.
  • Stone, marble.
    The oldest of all, outdoor stair railings made from stone are still popular in many houses. They need to be installed professionally, as stones are very heavy and vulnerable to damages, but the final result looks astonishing. Railings for stairs often combine stone and metal elements to secure one’s home.
  • Toughened glass.
    Glass is used more and more often nowadays, as it looks modern and makes the house lighter. Toughened glass isn’t fragile, so you can be sure you are safe with such railings. Glass is often combined with metal and wood for better security and beautiful designs.


There are many options to choose from, so you can create a totally unique set of exterior stair railings. Combine materials you like, think of different shapes and finishes, and order the railing in accordance with the design of your home. We are always ready to take up your project and implement it according to the code.


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