Let there be Rails!
We have owned the house for a month and I've spent just about every free moment drilling, organizing, and being put on hold. We found out three weeks ago that it was mandatory to install handrails in DC if there were 5 or more steps. We technically have five but one is 2.5 inches, which, I think, brings the count to 4 1/2. Allstate doesn't agree. $600 dollars later we have handrails. We hired an Ethiopian guy named Tad and he and a partner did the entire job on our front steps.
Here is the proof.