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Detroit Wrought Iron Railings Contractors

Browse these wrought iron railings contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Detroit.

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Aloha Services LLC
from 119 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anita L.
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Mike was on time for both the quote as well as the scheduled work date. He was polite, friendly and helpful. We discussed the projects to be done this time as well as some possibly for the future. Rehang and repair backyard wooden gate and securely install hand railing for stairs.

Everyday Handyman
from 37 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Alan F.
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Jeff put in porch stair railings for me. Before he even came out, he researched my job and gave me a detailed list of materials I would need which I ordered online from Home Depot. and picked up to be ready for him. There were structural and previous installation problems which made the job difficult, but Jeff worked through them, and I am very pleased with the finished product.

Harry Kubbe Custom Carpentry
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Brian A.
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Harry rebuilt my multi-level staircase with oak newel posts and handrails with wrought iron balusters. He posted a picture of the finished job on his Thumbtack profile page if you want to take a look. Harry is an excellent craftsmen and gets the job done as promised. You won't find a better custom carpenter.

  • 40 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron Q.
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If you're looking for a fencing contractor, stop right now - you've found him. Jim is that needle in the haystack - someone who truly cares about doing the job right, and not just the quickest and cheapest way. His communication was clear and frequent, letting me know exactly what was going on with my project even when there wasn't physical work being done on-site. He was also able to trouble-shoot a challenging issue with ease, and my gate functions extremely well + looks amazing! I wish I could hire Jim for all my home improvement needs!

Midnight Metal Craft LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Will B.
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I am a tile contractor and have had Adam and the Midnight metal crew make custom tools that I need for jobs that I can't buy anywhere else. The designs are flawless and you can tell every detail has been thought of. A true craftsmen that I look forward to working with for years to come.

Labra Design+Build
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
T. B.
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I found Mr. Labra online quite a few years ago while searching for someone to build a bookcase / wall unit. I reviewed his website and was extremely impressed with the creativity of his designs. Back then, I was just in the idea stage and Mr. Labra was very helpful (even though some of my ideas were out there) and not pushy at all. Due to my inability to decide on what I really wanted, I essentially ignored the project for quite some time. Cut to a few years down the road, I finally made up my mind. I emailed Mr. Labra once again. Right off the bat, he was a consummate professional. He quickly gave me an estimate for my "plans" which was on par with other contractors. What set him apart from the other guys was how he made me a part of the process. Other contractors I contacted listened to my plans and gave me a quote. He worked with me every step of the way (i.e. he listed the different types of wood that he could use, the pros and cons of each and why he felt one was the best fit for me) to give me the best outcome. He also voiced his own opinion when he felt it was warranted. When some of my ideas went against what he felt create a quality product, he let me know how he could tweak things to get it back on track. But, at the same time, he let me know that it was my decision and didn't force me to follow his path. It did take a while for it to get done. But, once the bookshelf was completed, it was impeccable. You can see the pride he takes in his craftsmanship (while installing the piece, he spent ten minutes fidgeting with a door to make sure it was not a millimeter out of place). There are so many little details I could go into that I've noticed on the unit that make it stand out. Needless to say, I am beyond impressed with Mr. Labra's skills (both in design and build) and character. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.

Jim Hammond dba Welding
from 4 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie K.
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I needed spot welding done on a wrought iron chair, which needed to be repaired before I could repaint the entire set of outdoor furniture. Jim was available at short notice, arrived on time, was professional and made an excellent repair. The chair is now sturdy, and you can't even see the repair. I will contact him again if I need any more welding.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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