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Virginia Beach Metal Stairs And Railing Installation Professionals

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

VarCon Corp.
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
Verified review

Carlos does excellent work! I would recommend him for any home improvement needs. We had him remove a wall in our home and build a custom entertainment system around an old fire place. He did it all with plumbing (moving pipes in the wall), electrical (adding lighting to cabinets and recess lighting in the room), tiling, as well as installing custom cabinets. He always picked up after himself and kept his work space clean at the end of the day. He was dedicated to the project and completed it in a timely manner. We are looking forward to enjoying the new entertainment system this fall!

Construction Services
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Mary S.
Verified review

I am very pleased with the exterior stair rails and banister that Greg built and installed on my home. They are well made and will last for years. Greg is very personable and easy to work with. He is an excellent carpenter and designer. He came when he said he would and left the area spotless. I have another project for him as soon as he can get to it.

J-Tech
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Mark R.
Verified review

I can't say enough about the professionalism, integrity, and work ethic of Jay and his crew. They are great carpenters that can tackle just about any household construction or repair task. They did a number of jobs for us and the results were excellent. They are very reasonably priced and at a time when contractors can be unreliable and may not even show up, J is a man of his word and his reliability is unquestionable. We liked their work so much that we're planning to have them metal-clad the trim on our house as well. Will recommend them to anyone looking for great carpenters or handyman for any jobs around the house.

Good News Services
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Harrelle T.
Verified review

Installed wrought iron balusters in my staircase with excellent results. Very prompt, reasonably priced, diligent, and family oriented. Highly recommended.

JEB Improvement
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah M.
Verified review

Brandon and team did an amazing job on a challenging fence installation. Brandon was polite, knowledgeable and patient with me as I explored (and explored and explored) various fence options before finding one that I was happy with and that met my budget. In addition to building a custom fence for a picky customer, the team had to contend with concrete-like soil, mosquito infestation, poison ivy and crazy downpours... and yet, they never complained-- not one of them. When we ran into a rainy spell, I felt sure that the project would be delayed, but nope... they pitched a couple of tents and kept going. Customer service like that is rare. I'd hire them again for sure!

Mr. J's Construction
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Phil T.
Verified review

First-time using Thumbtack and I took a chance on Jaye, who had no ratings as compared to the others who bid on my project. In fairness, if I could, I would give Jaye a 4.5 for the job he did for me. I hired him to repair part of a handrail that had been pulled out of a stairway wall. The mounting bracket had been screwed into drywall (not a stud) and had not been properly anchored.The surrounding drywall had crumbled and needed repair (and reinforcement) and the railing needed to be re-attached. In terms of his integrity, work ethic, and his price, Jaye gets a 5. His bid was the most reasonable of all the ones I received. But that isn't just why I hired him. I spoke to him by phone, and I explained what others had suggested (i.e., installation of a backer board). He was quick to suggest that might be overkill and he offered to come look at the problem in person and provide a more informed quote. (I am 25-30 mins away from him.) He came on time, he stuck to his original bid, and he started to work right away. The job became a little more time consuming than he expected, and he needed to make 2 return trips to sand, re-spackle, and sand again. Still, he kept to his original quote. I paid him after the first visit and had no doubt that he would return to finish the job, which he did, twice. Jaye is trustworthy and a hard worker. Now, on the quality of his workmanship on this particular job, I would give him a 4. The final finish on the wall was not even, and he wasn't always equipped with the ideal tools or have all the materials he needed. This was, in part, because the work presented some unexpected challenges. However, I mentioned to Jaye the unevenness of the wall after all was said and done (he painted, too). I plan to ask Jaye to do some additional work for me. I believe that when he returns to do that work, when he sees how his previous work turned out, he will touch it up so that ultimately the repair is seamless, That's the kind of person Jaye is. Jaye told me his philosophy is to be reasonable in what he charges his customers. I am a perfectionist, but even though the final result isn't (yet) 100% perfect, I am VERY satisfied with Jaye's work. He offers his service at a great value, he's a man of his word, and I already plan to use him again. I can't speak to how he would do on a far more complicated job, but I

About

We fabricate and install ornamental metal work, including railings, gates, and spiral stairs. We also offer welding, metal repair and mobile TIG welding on a large number of metals, including steel, aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, brass and nickel-silver.

Q & A

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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