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Question DetailsAsked on 9/30/2013

What's the cost to replace wooden stairs that lead from sliding patio door to concrete patio 3 to 4 ft below?

I'm looking to replace some wooden patio stairs with either concrete, wood, or plastic stairs. How much does this typically cost? The height of the stairs is about 3 to 4 feet high and the width is about 3.5 to 5 feet wide. The stairs lead from the outside of a sliding patio door down to a flat concrete outdoor patio below.

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Be sure when you do this, since you are spending the money, that you put a legal size landing outside the door - minimum 3' wide and 3' out from door to first step, maybe more depending on your local building codes. You do not want to get these replaced and then find, next time you move, they have to be redone AGAIN. Ditto to making sure the railings are legal height, legal space between stiles (<4"), etc.

Rough cost - about $300-1000 depending on materials, railing needs, if anything is being reused from old ones (like railing), etc. For new simple wood with wood railings and finish the wood yourself, probably $500 would be a fairly good ballpark number, less if plastic ones that fit right can be found, more for concrete especially if cast iron railing is used. More in high labor cost areas.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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