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Friendswood Metal Stairs And Railing Installation Professionals

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

Allout Fabrication Corp.
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin P.
Verified review

Good communication, great price, great product. We are very happy. He added a metal section to our wooden fence.

PersonaServ, LLC
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Eric R.
Verified review

I can’t say enough good things about Jose with PersonaServ. I had a few bids on the project and he was the lowest, which I was worried would also be the cheapest in quality (it wasn’t!). Jose came out to walk through the project with me and provided a more accurate quote based on the additional work I asked for. We worked out a start date and he was there every step of the way to show me the progress and confirm the features I wanted. He was also ready with recommendations when I was unsure about how to work out a detail or two. I had prior approval for my fence with my HOA, but they left me with a few stipulations that Jose was able to follow to the letter. In total, Jose built me 3 different sized fences, and 3 custom gates. He used 3-rails, 80lbs. of concrete in the posts, and added rot boards along the bottom. He also removed my existing wrought iron fence, along with the heavily attached vines, and was able to custom cut and re-use part of the iron fence to make a new custom-sized gate. I felt like Jose went out of his way to complete the job 100%. He made special trips to the store to get the hardware I asked for. I also liked how he and his crew were careful to bag the dirt from the new posts and not leave it lying around on my grass. Very courteous. They were also very careful not to damage underground pipes and cables. I’m very satisfied with their work and they still kept everything within budget and on-time.

Jack Kearton Builders LLC
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Emily S.
Verified review

Jack was quick to respond to my request on Thumbtack. He was easy to communicate with and showed up when he said he would show up. He listened and made adjustments when I asked to change something in the design. He came up with some great ideas to work with our budget. We really appreciate the hard work and the talent that went into our new stair railing. What a dramatic difference it has made in our home!

MMF Industries LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ron M.
Verified review

Tried to get some one to attend to fixing my wrought iron stair bannister a number of times with out success but Charles answered my request and followed up quickly. He turned up and the job was done quickly and with great quality.

TW Custom Welding
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick C.
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Due to high speed wind & storm our fence gate & its metal framing was bent & thrown off the rails, We called a couple of vendors but no one responded quickly except the TW Custom Welding. They came right away & replaced the Steel Frame along with driver wheels the same day by evening at very reasonable cost avoiding any further security problems. TW Custom Welding performed a very professional job to our satisfaction & I would recommend them for reliable & affordable cost efficient jobs. We would like to rate their performance as excellent. Patrick Chandna, Manager Facility & Compliance. Petronash Americas.

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Luan B.
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Great work. The quality of the product is great. They stain the wood to match existing stairs tread. Below before and after

Handy Andy Houston
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 33 years in business
Susan L.
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I recently purchased a new home and needed to sell my 28 year old inner-loop townhouse quickly. Everything except the kitchen needed to be updated (bathrooms, bedrooms, living areas, storage and exterior. Mark assessed my needs, developed a budget and planned a short timeline to accomplish this project. This included wallpaper removal, drywall repair, painting and texturing, upgrading storage, new flooring, replacing toilets, bathroom fixtures and mirrors. He re-bricked the patio, replaced exterior doors and molding, repaired water damage, replaced door hardware throughout the house, repaired stairs, railing and sagging doors, replaced electrical sockets and replaced light fixtures. Mark exhibited great patience, in-depth knowledge and thoroughness in updating the townhouse which spoke to his skill and professionalism. He was very easy to work with, honest, took pride in his work and cared about my satisfaction. The work was accomplished on time and on budget and the townhouse looked brand new. I had 3 offers the first day and it sold well above my asking price. It was a huge success! I will definitely use Mark again and highly recommend him.

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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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