Handrails can either be mounted to the top edge of the glass or to the side of the glass stair panels. The benefit of side mounting is that the height of the handrail is independent of the the height of the side panel. I may be preferable to have a glass side panel 42″ high for additional security. The handrail must be within 34″ to 38″ high to be code compliant.
Handrails are normally brushed stainless steel although the can be polished or powder coated in other colors.
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