Spiral Stairs of America
Innovative Metal Craft
On December 3, 2013 Spiral Stairs of America reached a triumphant milestone that few other businesses ever see – its 40th year of continuous operations.
Initially regarded a small side business by the owner of a regional weld shop, the sales of spiral stairs began to climb almost as soon as they were introduced. Sensing a good opportunity, he spun the business (and kept ownership) off into a new company, christened “Spiral Stairs of America”. A very grandiose name for a very small business in the relatively small town of Erie, PA.
Now, 40 years later, we have definitely grown into the name “Spiral Stairs of America” but with sales to Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and elsewhere, maybe it’s time to change our name! We have introduced new products and new designs steadily over the years and after waiting until we had the perfect design, we FINALLY introduced a kit stair worthy of our name.
We also do a tremendous amount of business in monumental and curved stairs – wood and steel designs. Click here to see some examples of recent work.
And our newest product introduction, Rolling Library Ladders has been a run-away (no pun intended) success.
Sturdy, yet graceful, the spiral stair will be a focal point of any area. We see spirals used in both interior and exterior applications, for both residential and industrial/commercial uses.
Our standard spiral design features square vertical balusters between the tread and handrail. We can customize these balusters, offering dozens of choices, styles, and profiles.
Standard tread design is smooth steel (12 gauge) but we offer checker plate, bar grate, wood covers, and more. The basic handrail is 1.5 inch O.D. steel tube, but again, we offer a multitude of choices, including one piece wood handrails, brass top caps and molded steel handrails. Matching balcony or well railing to match the stairs is available also.
If building codes apply in your situation, or if you have young ones and pets in the house, we build stars which comply with (and exceed in many cases) the standards of BOCA, CABO, IBC, IRC, and other national codes. Additionally, we offer enhancements to these codes which may be required from your local building departments, including: latching gates, ADA complaint rails, and semi-closed risers.
The DECO stair is a welded, one-piece spiral which arrives at your location ready to install. If there are limitations to getting the stair into the building, we can splice (cut horizontally) the stair into 2 or more pieces to aid in installation.
If building codes apply, you will need a 7-line DECO with 1 1/2" rails, or a 7-line DECO with our EXCLUSIVE flat-plate or cover stringer. The cover stringer is exactly that: a 12" high band of metal that covers the tread ends and adds additional sleekness to an already shapely stair.
Steel stairs are most often used in commercial or industrial settings and help solve access issues of all types. Curved stairs are extremely useful when accessing tanks or silos and literally "wrap" the outside of the structure while it climbs the sides. But, we are seeing (and selling!) steel stairs of various designs used in residential settings, especially homes with Tuscan, Mediterranean, or contemporary design.
Our steel curved stairs have been used in trade show displays, at the National Soccer Hall of Fame (in Oneonta, NY), on tank farms and in countless factories across the country.)
Our library ladders are also designed with 4" of travel in the upper slide assembly to allow for uneven flooring and to allow then to be pushed in towards the wall for storage. NOTE: library ladders are designed to roll out of the way when not in use, however our standard design does stow flush up against wall, ladder must be less than 120" high.
Last Update: 2017-03-16