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Deck And Porch Stairway Questions And Answers
- Is There Anything Available That Will Melt Ice off of My Exterior Stair Steps?
- Are There Any Good Stair Building Kits Available?
- Should I Use Pressure-Treated Building Materials for My Exterior or Deck Stairway?
- Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent Stair Treads From Warping, Twisting or Cracking?
- Can I Set My Stair Stringer Directly on Top of Concrete?
Stair Stringer Questions And Answers
- Do I Need Two, Three or Four Stair Stringer's?
- Can I Attach My Stair Stringers To The Wall?
- Should I Use Engineered Lumber For My Stair Stringers?
- Can You Use Plywood for Your Stair Stringers?
- How Can You Avoid Over Cutting The Area on A Stair Stringer Where The Tread Meets The Riser With A Circular Saw?
- What's The Longest Length of Construction Standard Building Material or Lumber I Can Use To Cut a Single Stair Stringer?
- How Do I Know Whether or Not I Need To Use A 2x12 or 2x14 For My Stair Stringer?
What is the average height of a stairway riser?
Between seven and seven and three-quarter inches. Keep in mind, most building codes have a maximum height for the riser, which is usually about 8 inches. This wouldn't apply to public stairways, where the maximum riser height is usually less than 7 inches.