Cost to Install an Iron Railing

Cost to Install an Iron Railing

To replace an iron railing a contractor charges $1,050, but you can do it for $720, the cost of the railing and hardware, and save 29 percent for your effort. Add your ZIP Code to change the cost.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 5.0 Diy 8.0
Money Pro $1050 Diy $720
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Feathering – painting a small area to blend in with a surrounding paint or stain
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 Cost to Install an Iron Railing

Cost to Install an Iron Railing

To replace an iron railing a contractor charges $1,050, but you can do it for $720, the cost of the railing and hardware, and save 29 percent for your effort. Add your ZIP Code to change the cost.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 5.0 Diy 8.0
Money Pro $1050 Diy $720
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
HA Get Pro Help
DIY Word of the Day
Roman – a style of fabric window shade that folds into neat horizontal pleats
Related Job Costs:Windows/Stairs

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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

An ornamental iron railing on stairs, a porch or balcony provides safe and sure footing for years. While some can be revived with nothing more than a coat of paint those with posts or railing that have weathered beyond repair or deteriorated will become a hazard, and should be replaced as a safety precaution.

Fence companies sell and install custom ornamental iron fencing, and lumberyards and home centers sell precut railing sections and components. To find an online source type "iron railing" in a search engine. At www.deciron.com you'll find a nice selection of railings and ideas for installation. When you're planning the project, it's a good idea to check the local building codes regarding railing height and spindle spacing requirements so yours will comply.

A fence contractor will charge $1,050 to remove and replace two 5-foot sections of angled ornamental iron stair railing on a small porch landing. You can order the railing, posts and installation hardware for $720 and do it yourself, saving 29 percent for your effort. The cost is considerably higher if the iron railing is a more ornate style or cut to a custom size. To do the installation, you will need basic carpentry tools such as a screwdriver, level, adjustable angle, tape measure, electric drill, masonry bit, screwdriver, pliers, hammer, wrench, pliers and hacksaw. The posts are installed first, then the railing sections are bolted to them.

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Wrapping up, given the average cost to install an iron railing you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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