Outdoor stair railings and indoor stair railings generally have the same purpose in that they both assist in providing safer conditions for individuals using the stairs. The major difference is that outdoor railings are subject to weather conditions that normally require the use of different materials than those required for indoor railings.
There are other considerations you should consider when choosing your outdoor stair railings. Some of these considerations may include the following: stair design, matching color with your home’s external walls and trim, materials that will be resistant to weather and climate conditions. There are a variety of materials available for outdoor stair railings with different advantages and disadvantages.
If you’re looking for durability, strength, or less frequent maintenance in your outdoor railings, you will probably want to consider those made of metal. These railings can also be painted to match exterior house colors and design, but they are typically used more with more contemporary designs. Some are simple and unadorned, while others may be pre-molded in various designs.