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Stylize Your Entrance with a Customized Metal Gate

Why settle for an ordinary gate for your driveway or yard? Metal fabrication gives you the option of customizing a gate that will make a lasting impression on your guests. Metal gates can be custom designed for any size of entrance to your home or business, with unlimited possibilities. Here are a few ideas for creating a unique look for your entrance with a customized metal gate.

Classic Scrolls and Swirls

Many standard wrought iron gates will have scrolls and swirls in the design. However, you can create your own unique design using these classic elements. One of the benefits of metal fabrication is that you can create curves in any pattern, using classic swirls, spirals and arches that create a classic, yet custom-look, for your front gate.

Straight Lines

If you want a modern or contemporary style, straight lines and simplicity may be the best choice for your new gate. You can use simple lines with emphasis on the spires and finials that adorn the top of a gate for a custom look.

Letters, Leaves, Symbols and More

With metal gates, you can create a piece of art for your entrance. You can incorporate initials or other lettering; symbols or geometrical designs can be used. Flowers, leaves, animals or gothic shapes can be part of design. A talented metal fabricator can make your ideas come to life in an artistic metal gate that will make a unique statement at the entrance of your home or business.

If you are looking for a stylish option for your entrance, contact a local metal fabricator. With the right fabricator, you can create a metal gate that will emulate your unique style and last for decades.

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


Benefits of Customized Iron Fencing

If you are planning to add new fencing to your home or business, there are several materials and styles to consider. Wood fences in various styles are available, as are vinyl versions that mimic wood. There is chain link and wire for inexpensive, secure options when style is not a concern. But if you want a unique, stylish option, customized iron fencing offers many benefits over other materials.

Elegant Style

If you want to add beauty to your home or business, wrought iron or customized metal fencing adds elegance and a classic style. With metal, you can have the components customized to create any look you desire. Metal fabricators can incorporate initials, designs, patterns or other features to make your fencing and gates unique.

Durable Design

Iron or metal fencing can last for decades, making it a worthwhile investment. When properly coated, this durable fencing can withstand all types of weather without rusting or decay. Although metal fencing does not provide much privacy, it offers security for homes and business, helping deter intruders.

Easy Maintenance

No staining or regular cleaning is needed to keep metal fencing looking sharp. Iron or other customized metal fencing is easy to maintain. Coating or painting may be needed once every several years to prevent rust, depending on the quality of coating or paint on the original fencing.

If you want fencing that adds style to your property while providing security, customized iron or metal fencing is an excellent choice. Contact a metal fabricator in your area to discuss the many options available. Talented fabricators can create a unique fencing design that will set your home or business apart from the rest.

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


Customizing the Perfect Garage or Workshop

Have you envisioned having a garage or workshop that is customized for your benefit? Whether you are a backyard mechanic, a wood worker or just looking for the ultimate man-cave, you can transform your garage into the perfect shop for your needs. Metal fabrication is the perfect option to design cabinets, workbenches and storage to create the work area you always wanted at home.

Advantages of Customized Metal Fabrication

While there are plenty of pre-fabricated metal components for workshops and garages, they are not a one-size-fits-all option. They are not fitted for your space or your needs like customized metal fabrication. Why settle for a cookie-cutter component when you can have items made specifically for your preferences? Here are some advantages of investing in customized metal work for your shop:

  • Fitted for your space. Make the most of every square foot of your garage or workshop with customized cabinets, storage racks and benches for your space. Have a limited floor space? Customize your shelving to make use of the vertical areas.
  • Quality matters. Metal fabrication can ensure you get the quality parts you need for your shop that will last. Pre-fab components can be low quality and more likely to become damaged under heavy use.
  • Customized use. Need unique storage for specialized tools? There is no limit to what you can create with metal fabrication. You can plan your design with a talented fabricator that can create any shape or size metal component for your needs for a unique and useful workshop.

You can have the perfect workshop or garage for your hobby or side business. Talk to your local custom metal fabricator for ideas on design and creating the ultimate shop for your needs.

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


Window Grates: An Old-World Look

Want to give your home or business an old-world look? Metal window grates can add beauty and security to your windows. When customized with an intricate design, window grates are a lovely accent that can differentiate your building, whether it is your home or a commercial enterprise.

“Old-world style” can mean different things to different people. However, the most commonly thought of designs when it comes to window grates are from architecture from European countries. There are many elaborate homes and buildings throughout Italy, France and the Mediterranean that are excellent examples of the lavish style that is often termed “old-world.” Window grates or grilles are one accent you will see in many of these buildings, and a wonderful addition to modern homes and businesses to give them a classic appeal.

Grilles and window grates can be designed to cover any type of window and add an elegant style. Here are some ideas for window grate designs that can bring that old-world style to your windows:

  • Simple cross pattern, sectioning the window into four parts
  • Curved patterns with detailed designs
  • Diamond or geometric designs to cover windows or doors
  • Distressed metals to give the grates or grilles an antique appearance.

While there are some window and door companies that offer limited options for grates and grilles, they may not come in the size or shape you desire. For a unique, customized approach, having your window grates made and designed by a custom metal fabricator can give you a look that is personalized for your building. It can make a grand statement and add value to your property with an old-world style that adds a touch of class.

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


Creating a Customized Garage or Workshop

If you enjoy spending time in your garage or workshop, you may have dreamed of creating a workshop that is customized for your needs. With the right contractors, you can make your dream come true. Imagine having the storage you need in the form of bins racks and cabinets, an easy to clean floor and counters to work on for all your projects. Here are a few ideas to create the customized shop you always wanted.

  • Flooring. If your shop or garage has a cement floor, start your customization by adding a floor covering. A popular option for garages and shops is an epoxy-coating that can create a beautiful floor that is easier to clean.
  • Cabinets and counters.  Whether you’re working on cars or building furniture, you need a work bench or counter. Consider having a customized counter and cabinets made from steel. A professional steel fabricator can create counters and cabinets that are made especially for your shop and needs.
  • Racks, bins and other storage. Make the most of every inch of your shop with the use of storage racks and bins. Talk to your steel fabricator about creating overhead racks for storage to give you more room on the floor. You can even have them fabricate customized built-in ladders to easily reach your overhead storage racks.
  • Finishes. Protect your customized metal counters, racks and cabinets with a professional finish. Talk to your metal fabricator about finishing options such as powder coating or paint to protect the metal and give your shop a professional appearance.

With the right flooring, storage and work spaces, you can create the workshop or garage that you have always wanted. Talk to your local metal fabricator to get started on your ultimate garage.

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


Why to Hire a Full Service Welding Company

Posted in Welding

The emphasis today in most areas of the construction business seems to be “full service” and “customizing” those services. This is true even in the welding industry.  Many welding companies today will be self-contained and able to provide you with everything from estimating to project management.

While providing a full range of metal and steel products fabrication and construction services to  property owners and general contractors, welding companies can still be a source for a wide range of custom welding projects, such as various ornamental works of iron, or specific projects of stainless steel and aluminum. Typical fabrications can include railings and platforms, racks or cages for storage, different sizes of ladders or stairs.

Some full service welding and metal fabrication contractors may also offer a special emphasis on the design, fabrication and installation of metal stairs for new construction or for existing facilities. They specialize in the design and installation of steel stairs, landings, and railings to meet exact specifications, whether they are inside a building or even standing alone outside, such as fire observation towers. Talented metal craftsmen and welders can build top quality metal stairs and walkways using your drawings or you can work with their draftsmen to create a design for your project that will turn your concept into reality.  Most project managers have the experience and expertise necessary to keep your project on time and within your budget. 

When contacting your local welding professional, find out if they can provide single source, turnkey (from concept to completion) solutions to general contractors and property owners.  Make sure they can handle the project from start to finish, including design, fabrication, demolition of existing structures, installation and finishing (powder coating, galvanizing, and primer and paint), as well as other miscellaneous repairs or changes while on site, such as concrete work and wood work.


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