These stairs can be highlighted as an architectural element of your home, or they can be constructed as simple stairs for a deck, garage or for industrial use. The stringers are positioned outside of the individual stairs, “trapping” them on the sides allowing the stairs to be set in between. Side stringer stairs usually have ridges on the front and back to enable tile, stone, wood or cement fill.
Advantages of Side Stringer Staircases:
· They can be open or closed depending upon your needs and preference.
· For exterior stairs, snow, dirt or other debris can easily be brushed off of the back side.
Disadvantages of Side Stringer Staircases:
· Without quality materials inset, they can look cheaper than other types of staircases.