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Stair Remodeling Gaithersburg MD

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Quality Waterproofing LLC
877.897.1957
15812 Buena Vista Dr.
Derwood, MD
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Home Remodeling

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Cracovia Contracting
240 876 0735
P.O. Box 1367
Rockville, MD
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Home Remodeling

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ECOliving Homes
2403962051
9614 Parkwood Dr.
Bethesda, MD

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GreenEcoSavers
7038806658
12504 Forty Oaks Court
Herndon, VA

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Jos. Klockner & Company
3012703033
6480 Sligo Mill Rd.
Takoma Park, MD

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EcoDomo LLC
3014247717
14650F Rothgeb Dr.
Rockville, MD

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Amicus Green Building Center
3015718590
4080A Howard Ave.
Kensington, MD

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Creede Bath & Home
301-748-6868
5010B Green Valley Rd.
Monrovia, MD
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Home Remodeling

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Helicon Works
3014045578
7108 Holly Ave.
Takoma Park, MD

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Eco-Strip
7034766222
1905B Villaridge Drive
Reston, VA

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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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