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How Long Do HandiTreads Last?

If you’re considering investing in non-slip HandiTreads for your stairs, deck, or ramp, chances are you’re wondering about their longevity. After all, when you’re making an investment in safety and durability, it’s essential to know that you’re getting your money’s worth. So, let’s delve into the question: How long do HandiTreads last?

HandiTreads: Built to Last a Lifetime

Lifetime Warranty for Peace of Mind

The simple answer is that HandiTreads last a lifetime. Yes, you read that right – a lifetime. It’s not just a bold claim; it’s backed up by a solid warranty. HandiTreads’ aluminum treads, whether they’re stair treads, nosing, or deck/ramp treads, come with a lifetime residential warranty. That’s how sure we are that our product is truly the best.

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But what does this mean for you? It means that if, by some rare chance, abnormal wear occurs, like a flattening of the traction dimples, HandiTreads has got you covered. We stand by the quality of our products and are committed to ensuring your safety and satisfaction.

Unrivaled Strength of Aluminum

One of the primary reasons HandiTreads boast such an impressive lifespan is their construction material: aluminum. Unlike other non-slip products on the market, which may deteriorate over time due to rust or wear and tear, aluminum remains steadfast.

The high strength of aluminum means that foot traffic won’t wear down the non-slip properties of the tread. Furthermore, aluminum does not rust, ensuring that your treads maintain their integrity and appearance for years to come.

Comparing Longevity: HandiTreads vs. Other Non-Slip Products

Grit Tape: A Short-Term Solution

Grit tape, while initially providing some traction, tends to wear down relatively quickly, especially in high-traffic areas. The abrasive surface of grit tape can become worn and ineffective over time, necessitating frequent replacements. And if you need to shovel snow off a deck laden with grip tape? Forget about it – you’ll need to replace your tape every winter! Additionally, grit tape may become loose or peel off, posing a tripping hazard.

In contrast, HandiTreads offer a long-term solution, with durability that far surpasses that of grit tape. With their aluminum construction and lifetime warranty, HandiTreads provide reliable traction without the need for constant maintenance or replacement.

Rubber Treads: Prone to Wear and Tear

Rubber treads are another common choice for non-slip solutions. While rubber offers some resilience and traction, it is susceptible to wear and tear, particularly in outdoor environments where harsh weather conditions cause it to become warped or brittle. Over time, rubber treads will degrade, lose their non-slip properties, and require replacement.

hotflake rubber mats attached to bare concrete

HandiTreads, on the other hand, maintain their integrity and effectiveness over the long haul. With their aluminum construction and weather-resistant design, HandiTreads offer a superior alternative to rubber treads, ensuring long-lasting safety and peace of mind.

Plastic Treads: Limited Lifespan

Plastic treads, such as GripStrips, may provide temporary traction, but they often lack the durability needed for long-term use. Plastic is prone to cracking, fading, and becoming brittle over time, especially when exposed to sunlight and extreme temperatures. As a result, plastic treads may need frequent replacement to maintain their effectiveness. Additionally, plastic treads (like our competitor GripStrips) tend to have little spikes, which may prove more trouble than they’re worth if you enjoy being barefoot or have pets.

Plastic stair treads are less durable than metal

With HandiTreads’ lifetime residential warranty and aluminum construction, you can say goodbye to the hassle of constantly replacing worn-out plastic treads. HandiTreads offer a reliable, permanent solution to slip, trip, and fall hazards, ensuring safety and stability for years to come.

Additional Benefits of HandiTreads

Versatility: Fits Any Application

One of the standout features of HandiTreads is their versatility. Whether you need to outfit your stairs, deck, ramp, or any other pathway, HandiTreads are up to the task. Available in lengths of 30″, 36″, and 48″, HandiTreads can be easily cut to size to fit your specific application, ensuring a custom fit and maximum coverage.

Chestnut Brown treads on wood and concrete wheelchair ramp

Easy Installation and Portability

Installing HandiTreads is a breeze, thanks to their simple design and included hardware. Plus, if you ever need to move or relocate your treads, it’s no problem. HandiTreads can be easily uninstalled and moved, making them ideal for situations where flexibility is key. Whether you’re painting or refinishing your deck or moving to a new home, you can take your HandiTreads with you, ensuring continuous safety wherever you go.

Conclusion: Invest in Long-Term Safety with HandiTreads

When it comes to non-slip solutions, longevity matters. While other products may offer temporary traction, HandiTreads provide a lasting solution that you can rely on for years to come. With their aluminum construction, lifetime warranty, and unmatched durability, HandiTreads offer unbeatable value for those seeking long-term safety and peace of mind.

So, if you’re ready to invest in the safety and stability of your stairs, deck, or ramp, look no further than HandiTreads. Say goodbye to the hassle of frequent replacements and hello to a lifetime of safety with HandiTreads.

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