Keep Safety in Mind with ADA Handrails

When undertaking a railing project, keeping the safety of family, friends, and others in mind is a responsible and ethical choice that benefits all users as well as the property owner. ADA compliance protects everyone while enjoying your deck or porch, or using your property's stairs and walkways.

Whether for a residential or commercial property, by meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act recommendations, you can assist those with disabilities and every user with railings they can navigate safely and comfortably while reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, and liability.

ADA Handrail Requirements

ADA-compliant railing systems have several requirements, including:

  • A handrail height between 34 inches and 38 inches above the surface of the stair tread, ramp, or decking
  • Ability of the handrail to be grasped with one hand, with a diameter of at least 1 1/4 inches and no more than 2 inches or a perimeter dimension of at least 4 inches and no more than 6 1/4 inches
  • Space between the handrail and the wall, or surface next to it, of at least 1 1/2 inches
  • Continuous handrails for the full length of the stairs, parallel to the stairway

For functional and user-friendly railings for all, check out the brands below offering ADA-compliant secondary handrail systems and components—and start enjoying your safety-conscious space with no building code delays.

Color Guard

Color Guard secondary handrails pair with vinyl, aluminum, or wood railing systems and offer a wide selection of components so you can find the right configuration for any project. All components are aluminum with a powder-coat finish and complement Color Guard aluminum and vinyl railing systems, as well as wood and other competitive railing systems.

The Secondary Handrail Kit, available in Black, Bronze, and White, includes a straight handrail and two return brackets with screws, conveniently providing everything you need for an ADA-compliant railing in one affordable package.

Color Guard Secondary Handrail Kit and P-Loop
Color Guard Secondary Handrail Kits
and P-Loops


For extra safety, choose a Deckorators ADA-compliant secondary handrail. These functional and highly versatile graspable handrails and components are ideal for attaractively meeting building codes and safely equipping your stairways.

Made of heavy-gauge aluminum, the system includes a variety of different radius elbows and styles of returns to meet every possible installation. The ADA-compliant railing is available in Textured Black, Textured White, and Weathered Brown to complement popular siding and trim products found in new home and building construction.

  • Powder-coated aluminum
  • Compatible with 2.5" aluminum or larger posts
  • Works with wood, composite, or aluminum railing

Deckorators ADA HandrailsDeckorators ADA Handrails, 180 Degree Return Loop, and Offset 90 Post Return


Adding a DekPro Prestige Secondary Handrail to your railing system provides extra convenience and safety to anyone using your deck or pathways. This low-maintenance, sturdy handrail is and available in Black, Bronze, White, and Cream to complement any railing system and is perfect for accommodating railing on stairs or ADA ramps. It attaches or mounts to any flat surface 2” or wider.

DekPro Prestige Secondary HandrailsDekPro Prestige Straight Secondary Handrails, P-Loop Return, and Miulti-Angle Splice Kit


Designed to seamlessly blend with every Trex railing option, the Trex ADA-compliant handrail system is made from powder-coated aluminum and available in three color options—Charcoal Black, Classic White, and Bronze. Each component is engineered to be easy to install, easy to maintain, and even easier to hold on to.

  • Aluminum for strength and stability
  • Continuously graspable handrail
  • Washes clean with soap and water
  • AAMA-2604 powder coating resists fading and corrosion
  • Includes fasteners for installation on both aluminum and composite posts

Trex ADA HandrailsTrex ADA Straight Handrails, Wall Mount, and 180 Degree Elbow


The easy-to-install Westbury ADA Handrail can be added to an existing railing system on a stairway, ramp, wall, or deck for a safer walkway. Available in Black, Bronze, Brown, and White, this continuous handrail has a high-quality powder-coated finish that is AAMA-2604 compliant and resists fading, chipping, and corrosion.

Westbury ADA HandrailsWestbury ADA Handrail, Adjustable Elbow, and Wall Return

Build an Inclusive Environment

With these top-notch ADA-compliant railing systems, safety, strength, and accessibility go hand in hand. So, take the next step towards an inclusive and secure space with ADA-compliant railings from DIY Home Center, and don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.

Check your local building codes before starting your railing project and follow all rules, regulations, and requirements. For ADA standards, refer to ADA Chapter 5 Section 505: Handrails.