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Rochester Metal Stairs And Railing Installation Professionals

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Need a Hand?
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie H.
Verified review

I hired Justin to help me with my laminate floor installation. He has been great to work with. He took time out of his own schedule to meet with me for the estimate and then actually went shopping with me for the laminate. He's helped come up with some creative solutions for trim and transitions.

JLB WELD
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory D.
Verified review

Jerry Behlau of JLB Weld did a great job on the railings for our concrete patio steps. He helped us choose an attractive railing. He developed a side mount installation scheme that perfectly accommodated the limitations of the stair design. He paid meticulous attention to every facet of the installation. Our only criticism would be related to the amount of time it took to complete the project, which was about 17 weeks from when the contract was awarded to when the railings were installed.

  • 30 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Todd G.
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Jeff was great to work with. He fixed a problem with my wood staircase applying his knowledge of the problem and how to fix it. The stairs were coming dislodged from the wall and he applied his expertise, fixed the problem, and now the steps look great. I would reccommend Jeff to friends, family, and others.

Handy Helpers
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Nina K.
Verified review

I contacted Steven to powerwash my home...I thought Steven was great, personable, engaging and with great work ethics. Steven did a fabulous job! My home sparkeled, he also cleaned my two sets of stairs and all the cement blocks around my entire home. Something you don't see often with contractors is the lack of respect for your property, not one plant was disturbed and Steve cleaned up everything when he was done. My neighbor next door had her home cleaned the next day....I thought her home was beige....it is yellow! So clean. Next week Steven is doing the house across the street. I would recommend Steven in a heart beat.

Rapid Property Maintenance
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony L.
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Kevin ripped out our tub and walls and gave us new shutoffs and installed the new tub and walls beautifully. They worked without breaks, tackled many problems and challenges professionally and was done on time. Kevin is a great person to work with, his price was very reasonable and I will definately call on him again

MAS Construction
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Roland B.
Verified review

I was looking to have a full bathroom installed in my basement. Bill was one of several contractors who came to look at the project. Bill came to my house at the agreed upon time and took time to listen to my needs. He sent me an estimate a few days later as agreed. While I ultimately chose a different contractor for my project, I would have felt very comfortable to have Bill perform the project.

  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ray T.
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These guys are the best! Always punctual, very hard workers. Did a great job rebuilding railings and installing new composite decking on the long, tiered stairway leading to the entrance to our home. Also built a beautiful new 35 ft walkway with composite decking. Best price of any other contractors that quoted our project. Very accommodating, easy to work with and go out of their way to guarantee satisfaction. We highly recommend them! Ray and Donna Treat

Robb's Classics
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jerame D.
Verified review

We needed a handrailing to be installed in order to pass a home inspection. The challenge was that the stairs to the basement did not have a wall to install the railing on. Robb made some suggestions and was punctual in his arrival. I expected the most basic 2X4 installation but instead was incredibly impressed with a customized handrail that had perfect rounded ends and was actually quite stylish. Robb's pricing was incredibly fair and I recommend him to anyone who needs some work done.

Q & A

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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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Need stair installation

Rochester, NY

  • Project type
    Repair
  • Stair type
    Straight
  • Material
    Wood
  • Stair finish
    Other (Outside stairs - would like to use composite)
  • Details
    There is an existing frame, but the stairs are rotted and the railing has been removed. Had the house sided recently and had to remove railing.
  • $550.5
    Average price
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