Adding or replacing the steps of your Bronx, New York home or business is a wise decision to make. In addition to looking stunning, this will also help makes things safer. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that this will also enhance the overall property value of your residential or commercial structure. Yet before adding or replacing your steps, you need to better understand the options that you have.
In order to be a wise consumer, it is always important to know the pros and cons of the various building materials. This includes getting a good idea of pricing and making sure that your project will fit into your budget. Since most structural improvement projects tend to go at least a little over budget, you don’t want to set yourself up for failure right from the start by choosing materials that cross that budget line right away.
Some Popular Options
There are generally three main types of materials to consider for your steps; they are the most commonly used materials and for good reason.
When it comes to visual appeal, granite can rarely be beat – this will certainly enhance your curb appeal. The good news is that this material can also be customized making it ideal for a variety of design options. No two pieces are alike so you can have a unique and one of a kind staircase by using granite. Also, this is a very sturdy and durable material to use for steps.
One reason brick steps are such a popular choice is that this material is very resilient to mildew, mold, weather and even fire. Another benefit of brick is that it can withstand the extreme cold we get here in the Bronx New York winters without cracking and breaking. Also, brick is low maintenance so you won’t have to spend much time cleaning or otherwise maintaining them.
Limestone’s attractive appeal is also that it ages beautifully as it seems to develop more character with time. It is also very popular because it is one of the most budget-friendly options around. And, like the other two possible selections, limestone is a durable material that will withstand wear and tear, as well as the elements for years, if not decades to come.
Call in the Pros
By working with the crew here at Eden Sidewalk Contractors, you can feel confident that you are getting the finest in craftsmanship, materials, pricing and customer service. Give us a call today to find out more about how we can take care of your next project with the skill and precision you should be able to expect.