How Do I Replace Treads And Risers In Stairs & Other Stair Problems?
Stairs not only need to be fixed because they can be dangerous but also because they become annoying by squeaking and creaking when wood is rubbing against wood.
Stair cases are usually made up from lots of components and mostly these components are made from timber that contracts and expands with the seasons. Wood usually contracts with age too. Screws and nails used to construct the staircase can cause rubbing when the timber moves. In such a construction there is bound to be some creaking at one stage or another.
Some stairs are a lot easier to fix than others depending on their construction - sadly some do still need to be fixed by professionals. The hints and tips below will allow you to get an understanding of the staircase construction so that you can decide whether it is possible to fix the stairs yourself or not:
THIS OLD HOUSE - How to ensure you have silent stairs in your home
HOME AND GARDEN TELEVISION - Replacing treads in your stairs.
ONE PERSON'S PERSONAL EXPERIENCE - Fixing a staircase
PRACTICAL DIY - Illustrates the names of the various components of stairs
DIY FIX IT - How to deal with squeaking stairs
ALL ABOUT THE HOME - Emphasis on basement stair problems
THIS OLD HOUSE - Replacing balusters
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