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Stair Remodeling Mason City IA

Looking for Stair Remodeling in Mason City? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Mason City that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Stair Remodeling in Mason City.

Jason
JasLyn Cleaning
641-420-1872
826 15th St SW
Mason City, IA
 
Berry Machine Inc
(641) 423-2972
636 South Delaware Avenue
Mason City, IA
 
Earl May Nursery & Garden Center
(641) 423-7932
12251 265th Street
Mason City, IA
 
Yaggy Colby Associates
(641) 424-6344
215 North Adams Avenue
Mason City, IA
 
Blackmore Nursery
(641) 423-5104
1007 4th Street Southwest
Mason City, IA
 
Sears Home Services
8777608339
1720 S FEDERAL AVE
MASON CITY, IA

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Outdoor Services Inc
(641) 423-0733
938 North Federal Avenue
Mason City, IA
 
Brakke Implement Inc.
(641) 423-2412
Highway 122 West
Mason City, IA
 
Total Lawn Care
(641) 424-9237
611 South Indiana Avenue
Mason City, IA
 
Miller Tree & Landscape
(641) 423-5428
19343 220th Street Apt A
Mason City, IA
 
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You Can Renovate Your Stairs

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

stairway

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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