Contractor Tips Blog

Dec
10

Pros and Cons of Installing Wrought Iron Railings

Do you have a stairway or a deck that needs a railing? Railings offer safety for kids, pets and anyone standing on the edge. However, they can also add style and design, depending on the type of railing you use. Wrought iron railings are a popular option for all types of buildings, but they do have their benefits and drawbacks. Here are the pros and cons of using wrought iron railings for your next deck or stairway project.

Pros

Wrought iron is durable, classic and perfect for the outdoors. There is a good reason that wrought iron is such a popular fencing option, and a great choice for railings. Here are some of the pros of wrought iron railings:

  • Customizable. A metal fabricator can make your railings any shape, size or design.
  • Traditional. If you like a traditional or classic style, wrought iron is a nice option.
  • Strength. Nothing beats wrought iron for strength, an important feature for safety railings.
  • Longevity. Wrought iron doesn’t rot like wood or be tempting for termites, and can last for decades if maintained.

Cons

With all good things come a price. For wrought iron railings, the actual price can be a con for some. Wrought iron is more expensive than many other materials. It also requires maintenance to keep it looking good and to protect it from the elements.

If you want a long-lasting option for a new stairway or deck railing, wrought iron is a classic, timeless option. Talk to your local metal fabricator that creates wrought iron railings to get the style and design that will reflect your taste.

Posted on behalf of:
LCG Welding, LLC
4625 Church Road
Cumming, GA 30028
(678) 455-5552

Dec
7

Exterior Hand Railings

Whether for safety or purely for aesthetics, hand railings can provide commercial properties with a much needed appeal. Commercial hand railings can be placed on decks, porches, stairs, balcony rails, walkways, and decorative landscape. Many codes have been put into place in order to keep people safe while on commercial properties. Pedestrians should not have to worry about their safety when walking around a doctor’s office, courthouse, or public park. Therefore, exterior hand railings are a common necessity in any commercial building.   

Hand railings can be decorative, useful, or both in all commercial settings. From sturdy basic pipe rails to the most elaborate decorative hand railings, commercial properties have a variety of hand railings to choose from. Skilled welders and craftsmen can create handrails from all types of materials to meet the design needs of a commercial property. Steel, iron, aluminum, and stainless steel are popular choices as they offer strength and can be completed with a wide range of finishes from galvanization to paint to high tech polymer coatings. 

It is important for any commercial property to have an experienced contractor who knows and understands the building codes and structural needs of any property being developed. Hiring a premier metal railing contractor who is licensed and experienced with design, fabrication, and installation is the best way to ensure the highest quality products. Thinking of the safety of those who will eventually be on the property from the very beginning is the best way to provide an atmosphere that will meet necessary building codes and will ultimately invite the desired patrons and visitors.

Posted on behalf of:
LCG Welding, LLC
4625 Church Road
Cumming, GA 30028

Jan
29

Add Elegance To Your Home With Metal Railings

For many people, the word “elegant” isn’t always the first one to come to mind when they think of metal. However, custom made metal railings can be incredibly beautiful and add a certain elegance to decks, stairways and patios. Metal is extremely versatile when in the hands of a talented fabricator who can lend artistic design to what is one of the most durable materials available. 

Ideas For Metal Railings

There are many places where metal railings can be used both for functionality and design in your home. Also, when they’re custom crafted, these railings can reflect your personal tastes and compliment your existing home design and décor. Some ideas on where to add metal railings: 

  • Enclose your deck. Make your deck safer as well as more beautiful with a metal railing. Choose an eye-catching pattern such as leaves or flowers to have incorporated into the railing, or an element which complements your overall outdoor design scheme.
     
  • Stair railings. Add railings to your outdoor steps for safety or to interior stairs for beauty. Metal railings can be easily made for any size or shape of stairway, even spiral.
     
  • Room divider. A decorative metal railing can be a great way to divide a large room, separating without closing off the space. Railings can be ornate, as well as painted to match the existing design. 

Metal railings are not only versatile and elegant, they are easy to maintain and can last for decades. They are easy to clean and take care of, not needing to be polished or constantly stained. Even those used outdoors can be easily protected from rust with paint or other coatings. For your next home project, consider adding a beautiful metal railing to give your home a unique and custom look.

Posted on behalf of LCG Welding, LLC

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