Knowing the lingo behind the parts that make up a staircase can go a long way toward taking accurate measurements and simplifying the process.
The key components of a set of deck steps are:
Use the calculator to add your deck’s measurements for:
Having a stable, sturdy set of stairs leading to and from your deck is one of the most important—and complex—parts of the deck building process. To calculate the stringer length, follow this formula:
(run)2 + (stair rise)2 = [square root of your total]
Building stairs for your deck is often considered “the most difficult part of” the construction project. Having the right calculations before getting started can make the task a lot easier.
To simplify the process, we’ve created this deck stair calculator to help you determine the correct measurements needed to carry out your project.
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