Navigating Your Stair ProjectSo you decided to update your staircase, but you can't figure out where to start. We are glad you came to Direct Stair Parts. We will do our best to steer you in the right direction.
Identifying Your Current StaircaseHalf Wall – You have little to no open handrail on your stairs, only a sheetrock wall. In order to have stair parts, you will want to find a licensed contractor to remove the sheetrock half wall to expose the stairway. Once the sheetrock is gone, you can install any type of newel post, handrail and baluster
Closed Rake – This means you cannot see the outline of the steps looking from a side view. All of the balusters will be similar in length, which makes for easy installation. If you want a decorative shoe at the bottom, make note to order the angle or pitch shoe, not a flat shoe.
Open Rake – Here you can see the outline of your steps from the side view and each of your balusters will be different lengths based on their location on the step. All of the iron balusters come as 44" in length standard, but it will be up to your installer to field measure and cut each one at the time of installation.