Definition

An inclined structure used to support the treads and risers in a staircase.

Things you need to know

A typical staircase usually has three stringers: one on each end and one in the center.

Also known as

String

Cost Considerations

Steel stringer prices are based on horizontal run length. A 4-step stringer costs approximately $200 while a 10-step stringer costs roughly $600. Pre-made stairs often come equipped with steel stringers.

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