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Stair Remodeling Chelsea MA

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Apex Green Roofs, Inc.
6176292739
170 School St.
Somerville, MA

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Apex Green Roofs, Inc.
617-629-2739
170 School St.
Somerville, MA
 
Daimer Industries
7813934900
16 Tower Office Park
Woburn,, MA

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Florentine Renaissance Masonry
9788259922
416 Lafayette St
Salem, MA

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Annecrest Building Corporation
978-887-4991
81 Herrick Rd.
Boxford, MA
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Home Remodeling

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Evolve Residential
6172669181
398 Columbus Ave #303
Boston, MA

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Pann Home Services
617-864-2625
411 Lewis O. Gray Drive
Saugus, MA
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Home Remodeling

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Living Structures Inc.
6177217770
93R Sedgwick St.
Jamaica Plain, MA

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Aedi Construction
8886112334
179 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA

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Krystal Puopolo
AJ Exteriors, Inc.
617-957-0904
2 Neptune Rd. Ste. 340
Boston, MA
 
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You Can Renovate Your Stairs

Written by Matthew C. Keegan  //  2012/01/24  //  Home Improvement  //  No comments

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Live in any home long enough and you’ll be undertaking repairs, perhaps a major renovation. One area of the home that is easy to overlook is its stairs, particularly those that lead from the first floor to the second floor.

If your home’s stairs are in terrible shape, only an entirely new staircase may help. That project is expensive, one where you’ll probably have to call in a team of professionals to handle it.

You can renovate your stairs on your own, a project that may be as simple as bringing out a hammer, some nails and a sheet of sand paper to start. Follow these steps to make your staircase a showcase:

1. Inspect each step. Bring along your hammer and walk up each step, hammering in any nail that isn’t flush with the stairs. Replace broken or bent nails with nails of the same size as needed.

2. Fix cracks. You may be able to save the stair’s tread by using a filler to fix cracks. Ask the Builder’s Tim Carter recommends that homeowners first insert “expanding urethane glue or a heavy-bodied epoxy” in the crack and top it with wood filler. Use stain or epoxy to make the crack disappear. You’ll need to sand the tread first and then follow the other steps.

3. Tighten treads and risers. Stairs are made up of three main parts: stringers, which hold the stairs in place; treads that you walk on and risers that are perpendicular to the treads and support each tread. Tom Silva of This Old House magazine, notes that glue and or nails often holds these pieces together. Plan to scrape off the old glue before applying a new coat of glue. If you have access to underneath the stairs, you can tighten the stairs that way too.

4. Baluster and railing — The wood spindles holding up the railing are called balusters. These may need tightening, especially if screws are already ...

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