Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
How do you install during this Covid-19 pandemic?
DURING THIS COVID-19 PERIOD WE ARE TAKING EXTREME SAFETY MEASURES TO INSURE YOUR SAFETY WHILE WE DO THE INSTALLATIONS.
Can you install on fiberglass?
YES, using our proprietary system, grab bar installation in fiberglass showers and on tub walls works very well.
Must you locate wall studs and install on wall studs?
We do not need to install on wall studs.
This allows complete freedom of where the bars will be mounted.
How do you attach to the wall?
We install large nuts inside the wall and fasten with two stainless steel bolts per end (four bolts per grab bar).
Should a stud be available a stainless steel wood screw is used.
How many trips do you make to my home?
Usually one trip is all that is needed.
Size and style can be selected and installation can be done at that time.
What if my choice is not on your truck?
We can install “loaner bars” for immediate use, order your preference, and exchange at a later date.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash or checks are always welcome.
How soon can you install?
We often install within 24 hours from when you contact us.
What installation guarantee do you offer?
We have a DOUBLE warranty:
1- If you are not delighted with your grab bars we will return within 30 days, remove them, and issue a full refund.
2- We warrant our bars to hold tight as long as you own your home.
Can you install on drywall?
YES, we have hundreds of successful drywall installations.
Where are grab bars usually installed?
Common (and possibly the most needed) is a vertical grab bar on the wall near the tub or shower entrance.
A bar across back of tub or shower can be level or often angled to accommodate a user sitting down and standing up from a shower chair.
Dementia patients usually need a third and even a fourth shower grab rail.
Another much needed location is on both sides of the toilet, often on an angle to make sitting down and standing easier.
Can grab bars be installed on tile?
We drill tile.
We have established methods for installation on any surface; tile, porcelain tile, solid surface walls, fiberglass, Onyx walls, drywall, stone, granite, brick, slate, wood, etc..
Do ADA requirements apply to the home?
All our safety bars meet ADA strength requirements.
ADA grab bar location requirements are for commercial businesses used by the general public.
Where do you buy your grab bars?
We have our own GrabBarHandyman brand of grab bars supplied directly from a United States manufacturer.
Yes, made in America!
What is the material of your grab bars?
Stainless steel to avoid rust.
What finishes, sizes, and options are available?
Many thousands of possibilities of sizes and finishes, always with stainless steel core, with brushed stainless steel, chrome, brushed nickel, polished brass, oil rubbed bronze, old world bronze, antique venetian bronze finishes, and, white and hundreds more colors.
Do you have textured bars?
All our grab bars have texture for better grippablity and additional safety.
We find nobody wants smooth bars when they know textured bars are available.
What are bar end details?
All our bars have end flanges to cover the screws for a neat appearance.
Plus, square and round stepped flanges are available.
And, flanges finished differently than the main bar.
What sizes do you stock?
We have shower bars from 12 inch to 48 inch or longer.
Do you do more than grab bar installations.
We can install hand held shower head on a hose.
And, toilet frames with arm rests.
We install barrier free, low threshold showers, tub to shower conversions and walk-in tubs.
And we do complete bathroom remodeling.
What other services do you provide?
We replace smoke detectors (they last only 10 years), and do drywall repairs.
As well as general handyman repairs for homes and businesses.
Are you insured?
Glad you asked.
Yes, we carry contractors liability coverage to protect our customers.
How old is your organization?
Donny Flynn started RaleighGrabBars.com over fifteen years ago.
Who owns GrabBarHandyman.com?
Tom Monahan bought RaleighGrabBars.com from Donny over six years ago and changed the name to GrabBarHandyman.com.
Tom is owner operator of GrabBarHandyman.com.
Giving personalized service for over six years.
Tom has been building, remodeling, and repairing homes all his life.
Why should I choose you?
We arrive with:
_A wide assortment of grab bars
_Specialized tools for grab bar installation
_Drill bits for any surface
_Fasteners for various situations
_Sealant for the ends
_Our double warranty
_Helpful ideas about grab bar locations
_You’re protected by our contractors liability insurance
_And, we clean up the job site !
Will you install safety bars I buy elsewhere?
Yes – we will – but; we find our customers often prefer our bars and want to return what has been bought from another source.
Also, our stock grab bars come with our double warranty and may be easier to install than others.
Do you install wood and metal handrails?
Yes, both interior and exterior handrails.
Made to order, custom wood handrails for interior stairways.
And, wood or metal handrails from carport or garage into the home.
Also, custom wrought iron handrails for steps at the exterior entry of the home.
Do you build handicap ramps?
Yes, pressure treated wood handicap ramps with handrails both in garages and on the exterior, sometimes stained.
Our ramps have no nails to back out or loosen, only put together with coated exterior grade screws.
Do you serve locations beyond the greater Triangle area?
Yes, with additional charge for distance travel.
Do you install showers, shower doors, and walk-in tubs?
We have a distributorship for walk-in showers, vanity tops, and shower doors from www.onyxcollection.com.