Contractor Tips Blog

Aug
6

Benefits of a Wrought Iron Railings

Do you need a new railing for your deck or staircase at your home or business? Consider the benefits of adding wrought iron railings for beauty, safety and durability. Wrought iron is a classic option when you want to secure a raised deck or add hand rails for your steps or staircase, with many advantages over other material options. Here are some of the benefits of using wrought iron railings for your next project.

  • Stability. Wrought iron is a safe and stable material for secure railings. When professionally installed and maintained, they can withstand the elements and pressure that is needed for a stable railing.
  • Style. Wrought iron is a beautiful, classic style option for any steps, staircase or deck. It can enhance a plain cement step into your home or blend well with wood or other decking materials. It works with older buildings and modern designs.
  • Customization. Wrought iron railings can be customized for any types of structure. You can choose a simple, classic railing or have your fabricator create a unique design that will blend into your building’s style. There are no limits to the type of railing that can be created from wrought iron, only limited by your imagination.
  • Longevity and durability. Wrought iron will not rot like wood and can last for many years when maintained. It is a good investment, adding a classic appeal to your home or business while providing the safety that is needed.

Don’t settle for boring railings on your deck or staircase. Talk to your local metal fabricator about creating stunning, safe wrought iron railings for your next project.

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

Jul
23

Railing Safety: When to Replace or Repair a Metal Stairwell Railing

Posted in Metal Stairs

A loose railing on a stairway is a liability, especially on a commercial property. If you own a business with staircases, you need to be aware of the condition of your railings. A loose screw or a broken weld could make the railing unsafe, even cause injury. Don’t take the risk of a hurt employee or customer – here are some tips on how to ensure your metal railings are secure and safe on your commercial building.

Visual Inspection

First, take a close look at your stair railings. Look for rust, dents or any signs of wear. Check the joints – are all the screws in place? Does anything look off-kilter? Often you can see something is wrong with the railing if you look closely, giving you a chance to get it fixed before it causes problems.

The Wiggle Test

If a railing wiggles, it needs repair. It is that simple. Metal railings should be solid, no room for movement. Any wiggle room means there is a screw loose or a weld that is not secure. Check every section regularly, especially if you notice any visual concerns. If you can feel the railing give at all, it is time to consider repair or replacement for your metal railing.

When a railing needs repair, call your local metal fabricator that specializes in metal staircases. They can inspect your railings and offer a repair solution. Often the railings can be repaired and recoated without needing complete replacement. If they do need to be replaced, your metal fabricator can customize new railing for your staircases that will be secure and safe for use.

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

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