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Norristown Metal Stairs And Railing Installation Professionals

Browse these metal stairs and railings installers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Norristown.

Barrett Custom Carpentry,LLC
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri C.
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Repair of stair banister inside and repair of trim around the garage door. We were very pleased with the work that was done in a timely fashion and a reasonable estimate I would recommend using this company for your household repairs Dan was a pleasure to work with

Bulletproof Welding
4.6
from 31 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Sheldon B.
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All of the above! In addition, the new railing for the kitchen side steps exactly mimics the original railings that are in the front steps. Neiko was very professional and takes pride in his work. He is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Right Way Welding
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Leah L.
Verified review

Pete added a metal railing on our existing rails. He is a true artist and welder. Great experience and excellent job!

Third Generation Welding
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin Z.
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Third Generation Welding updated our stainless stair rail with cables and end fittings, breaking down the entire rail and building it back up from scratch. Greg was extremely professional and clearly an expert at his craft. He took on a challenging project and through his experience and creative thinking gave us a beautifully finished project.

Pirrone Remodeling LLC
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Frank A.
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Tony came in for a door replacement job and he ended up refinishing the stairs in our home as well. He has a great can do "no problem" attitude. His prices are reasonable and he will not call the job complete until you are satisfied. We have several projects to complete in the future and plan to use him for all of them. I recommend him without reservation.

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kate B.
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I would definitely recommend Eric and his crew. They were extremely professional, friendly and easy to work with. The work on our stair railing was quick and fantastic. It looks even better than we were expecting!. We plan on using them again when we re do our kitchen floors!

NYVC LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jim N.
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HE DID MY STAIR RAILINGS IN MY STAIR CASE DID A GREAT JOB IN THE TIME HE SAID HE WOULD. WORK LOOKS WONDERFUL. WILL HIRE HIM FOR FUTURE WORK. THANK YOU FROM JIM

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eric W.
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We were extremely pleased with the product and service from Twisted Concepts. We needed an exterior railing installed to meet Norristown code requirements and Twisted Concepts was extremely accommodating. They got the railings built and installed quickly and on time, Joe (I believe that was his name) even added some very nice embellishments. Our railings now make our neighbors' railings look like chumps. I would not hesitate to call Twisted Concepts for any future projects.

Q & A

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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.

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.

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.

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