The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has set forth a series of handrail compliance standards that prioritize three things: safety, consistency, and most importantly, accessibility for individuals with disabilities. ADA-compliant handrails are important if you want to keep your business accessible to individuals of all mobility and ability levels – the question is, with so many options available, how do you select the aluminum ADA handrail that is best for your project?
How to Pick the Perfect Aluminum ADA Handrail
Determine Your Handrail Budget
Before you start shopping for ADA handrails, you need to set a reasonable budget to ensure you purchase within your means. Factors like materials, installation, and suppliers can all cause handrail costs to vary widely, so it’s important to keep your price point in mind before you start shopping. While it may be tempting to go with the cheapest option, that might not be the most cost-effective strategy in the long run. While some aluminum ADA handrail materials might be more costly than others, you often get what you pay for – meaning that slightly more expensive materials may be more durable and require less maintenance over time. You’ll also need to keep an eye out for long-term warranties, which can save you hundreds of dollars over the course of your handrail’s life. If you’re looking to stretch your dollar further, keep an eye out for seasonal vendor specials and clearance deals. At MMC Fencing & Railing, we sometimes offer specials and clearance sales.
Browse Different ADA Handrail Styles
With so many handrails on the market today, it can be difficult to choose a style. First, make sure to choose the right materials for your handrail location. Handrail style is also an important aesthetic consideration. In our online store, you’ll find the aluminum continuous handrail, an ADA compliant system that comes with a lifetime limited warranty. This durable, reliable option complements a number of different railing systems, with several standard and custom colors to choose from:
- Black Fine Texture
- Satin Black
- Bronze Fine Texture
- Ninety Bronze
- Speckled Walnut
- Sandy Shore
- Gloss Beige
- Gloss White
- White Fine Texture
Ultimately, it’s important to identify a railing vendor with a strong understanding of the intricacies of ADA standards. It’s also a good idea to work with a vendor offering a solid understanding of both local commercial building codes and ADA requirements. Finally, quality is key. Your perfect ADA-compliant handrail should be strong, long lasting, budget friendly, versatile, and easy to install. It should also come from a vendor that prioritizes customer service and has a long history of high-quality sales.
ADA-compliant handrails are an investment – an investment in safety, security, and accessibility for individuals of all mobility levels. And at Aluminum Handrail Direct, we’re committed to providing high-quality aluminum handrails that are durable, maintenance-free, affordable, and attractive. The Aluminum Continuous Handrail is an ADA compliant system featuring a lifetime limited warranty and is available in all of our standard powder coating colors as well as a custom color program is available. If you’re interested in purchasing ADA compliant handrails, be sure to check out MMC Fencing & Railing – or visit our online store today to shop for your perfect handrail.