2009 IBS Showcases EZ Stair’s Award-Winning Stair Technology

Builder’s Show Highlights Modular/Factory Built Application at Palm Harbor Model Homes Featured in Show Village 2009 – In addition, EZ Stairs® Announced a New Product Innovation in Development of a ‘Rail Post Support Application’ for use with Exterior Stairs.

-Modular/Factory Built Application in Palm Harbor Models-

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 19, 2009 – EZ Stairs®, a revolutionary advancement in stair building technology and construction, unveiled a new modular/factory built application on display in Palm Harbor’s Model Homes featured in Show Village 2009 by the Convention Halls. The award winning EZ Stair® System features patented, adjustable parallel brackets that allow skilled carpenters and professional tradesmen to build stairs of superior strength and structural integrity up to four times faster than conventional methods. This adjustable two stringer stair building system is of particular value in the ‘modular/factory built’ construction environment due to substantially lower costs that result in builders using this efficient, streamlined technique as part of their basic design for multi-story units.

EZ Stairs® new Tongue & Groove interior system, combined with pre-finished risers and treads can be seen in the Palm Harbor Model Homes in the ’09 IBS Show Village. 80% of the final trim work that is traditionally required is completely eliminated with this new innovative T&G Application- equating to major cost savings and additional profits. This new interior stair system allows, for the first time ever- track, modular, factory built and custom home builders to construct and fully install classic knee-wall stairs in 3 hours or less. Research has shown that builders save an average of 36% per flight of stairs using The EZ Stair® System compared to traditional methods of construction. The bottom line- the whole interior stair building process has been drastically simplified by using the most innovative, accurate and seamless system that has ever been available.

-Development of Rail Post Support Application-

Gordon Walker, EZ Stairs® President, announced a major product development with use of its brackets for ‘rail post support code requirements’ with the addition of the rail post support application for risers and treads in stair building for decks.

“This new development has major implications for the Decking Industry since it makes EZ Stairs® the best tested solution currently available for rail post attachments for ‘any’ method of stair construction. With our introduction of this new structurally sound/labor saving rail post attachment –

EZ Stair® continues to evolve to meet the needs of the stair building marketplace.

Recent testing conducted by Testing Engineers Inc. (San Leandro, CA) has shown that EZ Stairs® brackets well exceed IBC lateral load specified code requirements with minimal deflection- this is a major advancement in the Decking Industry with our outstanding performance in strength and minimal deflection per code requirements. The IBC lateral load rail support requirements are 200 lbs. per 36” (residential), 42” (commercial) and 500 lbs. (ultimate).

Traditional stair construction usually requires multiple cut 2x12’s be aligned and positioned at proper intervals serving as vertical support for various designated spans- with or without risers. For this traditional application (without risers), EZ Stairs® brackets can be used along with 2x6 cross blocking and positioned where rail post support is needed. Two 3/8” bolts are inserted through the 14 gauge steel EZ Stairs® bracket and the support post and secured.

The EZ Stairs® system only requires 2 outside stringers for exterior spans up to 7’ wide. Where as traditional stair building requires vertical 2x12’s as structural support, EZ Stairs® utilizes load bearing risers that provide superior horizontal support performing as load bearing joists.

The EZ Stair® patented adjustable stair building brackets can now be used with ‘any’ method of stair construction- (traditional saw tooth 2x12’s customized and/or pre-cut- with risers or without) to greatly simplify the entire rail support process.

EZ Stairs® brackets are dual purpose for all interior and exterior applications and are available in stainless steel as optimal solution for salt water climates. These brackets are also phosphate treated and powder coated for ACQ compatibility and harsh weather environments.

-EZ Stairs® ICC-ES Code Report for Residential and Commercial Construction-

EZ Stairs® has been ICC-ES approved for both residential and commercial construction. The full report may viewed online at www.ez-stairs.com For more information, please call Gordon Walker, President, EZ Stairs®, Inc. (866-693-9570) or visit the website: www.ez-stairs.com or email: gwalker@ez-stairs.com