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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a good welder in Denver?

Search online to find a reputable welder in Denver, and compare different profiles and ratings. And read their customer reviews. Look for signs that the welder is professional, punctual and excellent at their job. Reviewing the customers’ and welders’ photos of past metalwork projects is also helpful in gauging their craftsmanship. 

Gather price estimates from several welders before choosing one, and ask about their credentials. Find out if they have a welding degree, certificate or training from an accredited program, too.

How many types of welding are there?

Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

  • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
  • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
  • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

How long is welding training?

Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

How much is welding training?

The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

Where can I take welding classes?

Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

Reviews for Denver welders
Thumbtack Customer
Frank did a great job fixing my gate and welding it back to its place on the fence. Frank is honest and an hard worker and would recommend him to anyone who needs any metal welding work done. - Benny
Frank's fabrication,welding and repairFrank's fabrication,welding and repair
Erik r.
Did a great job on repair, nice clean weld, Would work with again.
Trav R.C. WeldingTrav R.C. Welding
Frank D.
Ronald, did a great job repairing the frame to my favorite metal swivel chair. The price was reasonable and his welding workmanship was excellent! Very Pleased. Fast turnaround as well. Ronald is the go to guy for your welding and fabrication needs in this area. Highly recommended!
Innovative Welding Solutions, llcInnovative Welding Solutions, llc
Gilberto S.
Trav responded to me quickly, I needed a muffler welded on so I could do an emissions test. We scheduled it for the morning and he finished the job in less than an hour. If I ever need any other welding work, I’ll be sure to give him a call.
Trav R.C. WeldingTrav R.C. Welding
Will D.
Needed some help welding beams in place in my house. Neal was very responsive and able to help out in my project in my house. Able to give a quote and set up a time quickly. Arrived promptly at the agreed time. Was welding 1/4 inch plate steel overhead in tough spots. I did all the cuts, and he did some awesome work. Neat to chat with and learn about welding for a few minutes. Would absolutely hire again.
Dirty Hands FabricationDirty Hands Fabrication
Geo L.
Punctual, courteous, meticulous and skilled. I would have been happy just to have a functional weld, but Ron looked at the entire structure, identified additional flaws, misalignments and potential trouble points, then fixed them all--at no extra charge, sticking with the original estimate which was already great! After a fresh coat of primer and paint, it looked like a work of art. Highly recommend Innovative Welding to anyone.
Innovative Welding Solutions, llcInnovative Welding Solutions, llc
Dawn S.
Vince repaired my huge iron gate today. He did a fantastic job welding and stabilizing it. His rates are reasonable and he was so great to work with. HIGHLY recommend him!
Trav R.C. WeldingTrav R.C. Welding
Jorge D.
I finished my project with another company and it was the time to leave reviews. I’m personally disappointed at R.C Welding because the communication was very bad. Even to say “No Thank you” would change the scenario.
Trav R.C. WeldingTrav R.C. Welding
Matt W.
Ronald was great to work with. His expertise coupled with his professionalism made for a wonderful business transaction. The aluminum furniture he welded for me is old and brittle, but he took great strides to keep the integrity in tact. While mending it. Pictures to come.
Innovative Welding Solutions, llcInnovative Welding Solutions, llc
Cameron F.
Trav R.C. Welding was very responsive and got my project done the same day I requested it. I wasn’t quite sure of the best way to tackle my project and he was great at talking through my thoughts and getting it done! I will be sure to use his services again!
Trav R.C. WeldingTrav R.C. Welding
Zach S.
Jahred delivered exactly what I was looking for at an incredibly fair price and time frame. My project was a complex one, I needed both woodworking and welding done and he was able to deliver both which make this process so much easier. Additionally, he truly takes ownership over the project as if it was his. I highly recommend Trending Fabrications.
Trending Fabrications LLCTrending Fabrications LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Frank welded a metal table leg on a hall table in place for me. It was a small job and I appreciated being able to find someone to get it done so I could use the table again. It was very convenient, because he was able to come to me and I was afraid of damaging the table further by transporting back and forth in my car. He set expectations about the price in advance, and showed up when he said he would. Nice guy, easy to work with and I would recommend him.
Frank's fabrication,welding and repairFrank's fabrication,welding and repair
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