An exterior stairway may serve as the house entry or as access to an elevated porch or deck.
You will find the cost to install an exterior stairway will vary with total stairway rise, stair width, material, and labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the complete installation.
Exterior stairway (porch access): treated pine-wood structure and tread boards with total 45”of rise in 6 steps with riser plates, concrete footing, and redwood handrail.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Stairway: douglas fir stringers (3); pine step (36" wide x 12" deep) and riser boards (7-1/2" tall); common nails and stainless steel fasteners.||$25||per stair||6||$152|
|Handrail: 7' long with balusters, pine lumber, common nails and stainless steel fasteners.||$39||per foot||7||$273|
|Concrete footing: 3 cu.ft. (36" long x 12" deep x 12" wide) mixed on site by hand, with reinforcing steel.||$158||per cu.yd.||0.33||$52|
|Material Cost||$477||per job||1||$477|
|+ Labor Cost (carpentry)||$36||per hour||8||$288|
|+ Labor Cost (concrete)||$36||per hour||2||$72|
|Total Cost||$139||per stair||6||$837|
Prices range from $477 (wood stairs, 45” rise in 6 steps – DIY) to $837(wood stairs, 45” rise in 6 steps) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
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