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Steel Handrail


Certified Quality & Experience

Strong, Custom Handrail Fabrication

Ideal Shield’s Steel Handrail is American made steel that is welded and formed right here in Detroit, Michigan. Whether it’s designed for indoor or outdoor usage, stadium steps, entrance ways, or any other application, we’re able to design our Steel Handrail to your exact needs. 

With over 50 years of steel fabrication and project management experience, our team will make sure your handrail is completed to the exact specifications. All of our welders are AWS certified. With our 32,000 square foot facility to our recently purchased mandrel pipe bender to our custom drill line our handrail fabrication capabilities are endless.

If you are looking for cost savings or maintenance-free options, view our Aluminum Handrail or our Steel Pipe and Plastic handrail product lines. Looking to add a gate to your new handrail? Ask about our custom gate options!

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Product Details

Welded U.S. Steel


Custom runs, turns, stairs, gates, etc.

Add your own touch to your next project


variety of custom infill and gate options available


core-mounted, base plate mount or side mounted

removable installation options available

The Ideal


Variety of Finishes

  • Galvanized
  • Powder-coated
  • Primed
  • Unfinished steel

Self-Perform Fabrication

  • Detailing
  • Installation
  • Painting
  • Infill
  • Custom fabricated components

Jobs Big or Small

  • Commercial, residential, building complexes and hospitals
  • Industrial, distribution warehouses, manufacturing
  • Stadiums, riverwalks, arenas, convention centers
  • Heavy Industrial, automotive, utility



Frequently Asked

The handrail system can be installed by using our core-in, plate-mount, side-mount or cup-welded methods.
Any of the handrail system installation methods can enable the product to be removable and reusable if needed.
The Ideal Shield Handrail System is virtually maintenance-free. The steel and plastic combination creates a paint-free handrail system.
Custom configurations can be specified to meet all handrail needs. Handrail unit lengths come pre-assembled for easy installation.
The Ideal Shield Handrail System is delivered to your site packaged and on pallets in modular units or separate components ready for easy installation.
Yes, we can provide you will a steel sleeve that can be welded to your existing steel.

What our customers are saying

“First and foremost, we have loved the bases. They have gone through the various states of weather that Minnesota has to offer and they are withstanding the weather and doing a great job for us. At this time, we have all of our needs, however, after the Super Bowl and when we head into our spring events we could be looking to purchasing additional signs. ” 

Representative from US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings & Super Bowl 52

“This is just what we were looking for. Well made. We will be installing it next week. Everyone here is excited to have a railing to hang onto with winter coming. We at St. Cyprian thank you and your facility for help us.”

Carl Baltosiewich w/St. Cyprian

“Ideal Shield had some of the best prices on the market for bollards and covers. They were very easy to deal with and provided prompt shipment. The quality of the material was exceptional and a breeze to install.” 

James Harvill

“Steris Pharmaceutical chose Ideal Shield handrail because it’s sturdy, and the mounting brackets worked really well. Very happy with the product.”

Kevin Korb - Rite Hite

“When compared to other railing systems, Ideal Shield’s anchor system is cost-efficient and super strong – plus fully removable for relocation. Ideal Shield offers quality products that are very durable and never require painting.”

Donnie Frederick - Odessa College

“Ideal Shield has helped me out of many issues over the last couple of years. The restaurant business is always under a sense of urgency. It’s refreshing when someone drops everything & goes the extra mile to help. That is VERY rare this day & age.” 

Kari Carper - BDH Contracting

“I am speechless, I have never had a company go above and beyond what Y’all are doing for Us.  There are only two words to describe Ideal Shield Character and Integrity.  I will be sure to tell everyone I do business with about your company. ” 

Joe W. - AT&T

“Amazing customer service! I had many questions and multiple emails back and forth with them to match the correct product to my needs. They responded very quickly and precisely. Sales associate was exceptional to deal with! Amazing customer service! I had many questions and multiple emails back and forth with them to match the correct product to my needs. They responded very quickly and precisely. Sales associate was exceptional to deal with!”

Dave Albright

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