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Stair Towers: Modular tower systems for roof and equipment access

October 14, 2020

Permanent, exterior metal stair towers have traditionally been custom engineered for each application. Lapeyre Stair's pre-engineered stair tower..

Space Saving Stair: Applications for the Alternating Tread Stair

September 22, 2020

Alternating tread stairs are the safest and most comfortable space saving stairs for industrial and commercial applications. To maximize floor..

Ship Ladder Stairs: Stairs vs ladders

September 21, 2020

Ships ladders, ship stairs, ship ladder stairs, alternating tread stairs, fixed ladders are all terms that can get confused and sometimes used..

Stair Codes: A Complete Guide

September 17, 2020

Stair codes are complex, and most people don't have the time to learn how all the codes relate to each other. We created this guide to help stair..

Prefab Metal Stairs: Guide to Industrial Stair Applications

September 17, 2020

Prefabricated metal stairs have many benefits. They are easy to install with a bolted stair kit assembly, powder coat finished, code compliant,..

Roof Ladders and Roof Stairs: How to choose the right device

September 17, 2020

With so many different options and applications for roof ladders and roof stairs, it can be difficult to determine what is the best device for..

OSHA and IBC Ships Ladders: Definitions, Design, and Safety

September 11, 2020

At Lapeyre Stair, we often get asked if we manufacture ship stairs or ships ladders. The short answer is no. But what are ships ladders and why..

Understanding mezzanine stairs code requirements

September 11, 2020

A very common application for industrial metal stairs is access to mezzanines. These mezzanines are typically used for storage, work space, office..

Alternating Tread Stair Safety: What to consider for your next project

September 10, 2020

Alternating Tread Stairs provide the same space saving benefit but more than twice the usable tread depth as a ships ladder or ship stair.

How does stair tread depth affect safety?

September 10, 2020

Studies have shown stair tread depth to be a risk factor of stairways. Understanding the safety of tread depth and the IBC and OSHA requirements..