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The following will help you determine if you need a REGULAR or WIDE Stair Barrier.
Measuring for Banister to Banister:
Measure from the innermost edge of the 1st banister (see arrow marked in Fig. 1) to the innermost edge of the 2nd banister. For staircases measuring 36-42 inches between the banisters, you need a Regular Stair Barrier. For stairs measuring greater than 42 inches, but no wider than 52 inches between the banisters, order a Wide Stair Barrier. If you have volute (curved) banisters where the spindles wrap around the banister, measure from spindle to spindle, as seen in Fig. 2.
Measuring for Wall to Banister:
Measure from the wall to the innermost edge of the banister (see arrow marked in Fig. 1). For staircases measuring 36-43 inches between the wall and banister, you need a Regular Stair Barrier. For stairs measuring greater than 43 inches, but no wider than 52 inches between the wall and banister, order a Wide Stair Barrier. If you have volute (curved) banisters where the spindles wrap around the banister, measure from spindle to wall, as seen in Fig. 2.
What if the width of your stairs are not exactly 42 inches or 52 inches?
If you have extra fabric you can always wrap around banisters and/or spindles. With the many variations in stairs, there is not one process for installation that applies to all homes. With the Stair Barrier you can use the banisters, spindles, multiple spindles and combination of both to install the product. The key is to try multiple options and find the tightest fit that works for your stairs.
Our Banister to Banister gates install in minutes without tools. In the video below, you will see how easy it is to install our baby gate to your banisters by simply clipping them in place and pulling the polypropylene webbing snug.
Our Wall to Banister stair gates requires minimal drilling on the wall side of your staircase. The video below explains where to position the wall side brackets and how to install our Wall to Banister gate.
COMMON INSTALLATION QUESTIONS
Q. What tools are required to install a Stair Barrier?
A. Banister to Banister Stair Barriers do not require tools or drilling for installation. Wall to Banister gates require the following tools: hammer, screw driver, stud finder and a level.
Q. Do I need to purchase additional installation kits for the Wall to Banister gate?
A. No. The installation kit is included with the gate and includes the following: 8 screws, 8 anchors, 2 spacers (spacers are used if you have molding on the bottom of the wall side), 2 brackets and a rod. The brackets and rod are made of steel and are black.