Amp Up Your Projects with Custom Steelwork

When you think of custom steelwork, what do you imagine? Do you picture impeccable design, durability, and functionality? If not, you need to take a closer look at all you can achieve with Pro Weld’s work!

The Process of Custom

When we say our steelwork is custom, we mean it. Although the process typically begins the same for all projects, each and every piece is custom made. First, the desired metal type is cut, then it is formed, and then it is forged to the original piece (or forged into an original piece).

Custom Structural Support

In its most simple form, custom steelwork can be used to aid in structural support. Since steel is so strong, it is often used as supportive beams for heavy platforms or other structures. It is also the perfect solution for any framework needs you may have. Steel makes for a sturdy foundation for any project.

Piecing it all Together

The greatest part of custom steelwork is that it is indeed, custom! You are able to create pieces to finish any project or piece together a final product. With the help of computer-aided design (CAD), we can help create the perfect size piece for your project. This is extremely useful in commercial and industrial projects.

Custom Furniture and Railings

If you are looking to add a statement piece, or an eye-catching element to your home or business, look no further than here. Not only are the custom pieces made from steelwork beautiful, but they’re durable as well. Choosing metal as the material for your railing adds a vintage feel, while keeping an area safe. Steel is strong, and won’t break if someone leans on it.

Since the material is so durable, it makes for an excellent choice for custom furniture as well. Custom steelwork can be used to make beautiful benches or light fixtures. While many people use their custom benches for more of an aesthetically pleasing attribute, rather than for seating, you can easily do both. Simply by adding a few cushions or pillows to the bench, you can make it the perfect seating area for entertaining.

Create Works of Art

Custom steelwork is an art in itself, but it can also be used to create actual art pieces. Many clients have requests for wall decorations or other kinds of statement pieces.

If you have any sort of project you’re working on, or plan to work on, you should consider custom metal work. Custom steelwork will add durability to your most simple projects, and will add beauty to any large pieces.

Cast Iron vs. Wrought Iron

cast-iron-vs-wrought-ironYou may hear the terms cast iron and wrought iron thrown around a lot when you’re looking at custom welding work. You may think that the two terms are interchangeable, but they re actually quite different. There are numerous differences between cast and wrought iron, but the main difference is how the product is prepared. We’ve broken down all of the differences for you, so you can be better informed in case there comes a time when you need some welding work done!

Cast Iron

Cast iron is pretty much exactly what it sounds like- something made from a cast, or mold. This process begins with iron being melted down, and then poured into a specific mold, depending on what is being made. Cast iron isn’t actually really iron. It is made up of iron alloys, or often gray iron. There are typically traces of other elements, like carbon, manganese, and phosphorus as well.

In order to actually make a cast iron product, iron ore is smelted and mixed with scrap metals. The mixture is then poured into a mold of the desired shape. The product is extremely hard, and tougher than wrought iron, or steel. However, since cast iron is so tough, it can’t be worked with. This means that the product that comes out of the mold is what it will be forever, unle

ss it breaks. Actually, this is one of the few drawbacks of cast iron. Although it is extremely dense, th

e addition of multiple elements with different melting and solidifying temperatures means that the product is solidified while its components are in different phases, creating tension points within the cast. If enough pressure is added, the piece will fracture rather than bend. However, you would have to add a significant amount of pressure to achieve this.

Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is very different than cast iron. Rather than a liquid being p

oured into a mold, the actual metal is “wrought” or worked on to create the desired shape. Unlike cast iron, wrought iron is composed of primarily iron, with about one or two percent of impurities like phosphorous, sulfur, or aluminum oxides.

Although it is still extremely strong, wrought iron is much more malleable than cast iron. This means that the iron used for one project can be reheated and used over and over again to adapt to your needs. Actually, the more a piece of wrought iron is reheated and worked on, the stronger it becomes. Since wrought iron is more malleable, and less heterogeneous than cast iron, it lasts longer in most cases. A piece of wrought iron would have to be exposed to a serious amount of pressure, or extremely high temperatures in order to break or become damaged.

Although both cast and wrought iron have their advantages, they’re not often used in present day. They are typically only worked with by artisans or extremely skilled welders. Both are great for making unique, beautiful pieces!

Several Scenarios in Which You May Require the Assistance of a Mobile Welding Expert

Mobile WeldingWithout welding much of the modern world would simply fall apart or never come together in the first place. Welding is essential to a vast array of industries that would undoubtedly fold without it. That includes ship building, bicycle manufacturing, skyscraper construction and auto manufacturing. Even appliances, exercise equipment and satellites count on welding to hold them together. But when are you likely to actually require the aid of a mobile welder?

Some Practical uses for Mobile Welding

While the value of welding as a whole cannot be disputed there are those who wonder why anyone would ever need on-site welding services. The fact is however that mobile welding is a fast growing industry precisely because there is such demand for it. Those who require the services of a mobile welder fall into many categories and include:

  • Construction companies – Heavy equipment like earth movers, backhoes and front end loaders are often pushed to the max and sometimes beyond. It’s not unusual for them to crack under the strain and require a fast, onsite fix. When the alternative is to shut down the job site being able to enlist the services of a mobile welder to get things back up and running fast is the smart, cost effective call.
  • Marinas and boat owners – In the aftermath of intense storms marinas often find themselves facing damage to their docks, trailers, fencing and more. Because it’s not practical (and in some cases not possible) to bring these items to a welding shop, the welding shop must go to the marina. Without effective on-site welding services to call on many marinas would be in a very tough spot following heavy weather events.
  • Homeowners – Accidents happen and sometimes the wrought iron gate will be damaged by contact with the car or the railing on the deck will be damaged by a falling branch during a heavy weather event. If you didn’t have a mobile welder to call upon you’d have to take the damaged fence or railing apart and lug it over to the welding shop and then have someone re-install it afterward.
  • Vacationers – Yes, believe it or not even the family on vacation may at some point need the services of a mobile welder in order to keep their adventure on track. All it takes is one unfortunate encounter with a road hazard to cause damage to the trailer hauling the boat or other family possessions. Without the aid of a mobile welder they could be stranded and their holiday brought to a screeching halt.

Mobile welders are busy people these days answering the call of everyone from families on holiday to road crews to boat owners and more. The next time something breaks in your home or factory, on your construction site or in your marina don’t despair. Call the expert mobile welding crew at Pro Weld. We’ll have you back to work or back on the water or road in no time flat.

4 Tips to Help You Find a Reliable Mobile Welding Company

Mobile Welding in TorontoMobile welding as an industry has been growing by leaps and bounds as construction companies, marinas, homeowners, property managers and more have discovered how much easier life is when the welding company comes to them. But as the demand for mobile welding has grown so has the number of people with very little if any welding experience trying to cash in. As a result some customers have been left with a very unpleasant taste in their mouth and that’s not good for them or for the industry as a whole. So in the interest of weeding out the frauds for everyone’s benefit here are 4 tips that will help you find mobile welding in Toronto you can count on.

Finding High Quality Mobile Welding in Toronto

Although this is a relatively new industry the manner in which you weed out the fakes and wannabes isn’t very much different than it is for just about any other trade. The key is getting a prospective welder to show their hand. Here’s how you do that:

    1. Ask how long they’ve been in business – While every company has to start somewhere you don’t want to be someone’s first customer; or even close to their first. That’s just asking for trouble. You’d like your mobile welder to have at least a year or two experience with mobile welding and quite a bit of experience with more traditional forms of welding.
    2. Ask for references – Do this up front. If the prospective welder balks you can be pretty sure they weren’t worth doing business with. Keep in mind though that most of the work mobile welders do is of the emergency variety which doesn’t always lend itself to obtaining references. But ask anyway. Even a couple of numbers is better than nothing. Once you have the numbers follow up with them.
    3. Ask some technical questions – Ask them if they’ve ever done a hot start on a SMAW power source (most experienced welders have). Or ask them if they have TIG or MIG certificates (you want someone that does). Someone that’s trying to get over on you may feign indignation at your questions, while someone who knows what they’re doing will probably be amused that you’re trying to trip them up and answer your questions in a light hearted manner.
    4. Ask for proof of insurance – Welding is dangerous. You don’t want someone welding on your property unless you’re certain they have adequate insurance coverage. That means workman’s comp for the welding company employee and liability coverage for the welding company in case something goes wrong or someone gets injured. If the welding company cannot produce evidence of adequate insurance coverage you’ll definitely want to take a pass.

    Don’t get fooled into hiring someone who may or may not be qualified or may or may not be insured. Go right to the top right from the start by hiring the experts at Pro Weld. We do mobile welding in Toronto right.

Mobile Welding from Pro Weld

Mobile WeldingPro Weld mobile welding service is the best, most reliable welding service in the GTA. With more than 20 years of experience we’re also one of the most experienced onsite welding companies. We provide first class welding and fabrication services for a variety of clients. Our welding pros are fully certified for brazing and acetylene welding, aluminum and stainless steel, carbon steel, MIG, TIG and more. We feature state-of-the-art equipment that is meticulously maintained so there’s never an issue once we get to the jobsite. If it’s top-of-the-line mobile welding you need, Pro Weld is the company to call.

Mobile Welding from Pro Weld

For more than 20 years we’ve been building a reputation for quality work at reasonable prices. Today we’re considered by many to be the go-to company for mobile onsite welding in Concord and vicinity. But while we appreciate the trust our customers put in us to get the job done we also know that customer service extends beyond the time spent onsite. That’s why from the moment you call Pro Weld you’ll be treated like family.

  • We Listen: It seems with some companies that their sales staff simply wait for your lips to stop moving so they can shove this or that product or service in your lap. Not so with Pro Weld. We listen to our customers. We won’t ever try and sell you something you don’t need and there won’t be any unexpected entries on the final bill.
  • We’ve Been There: Our welders have many years of combined experience on all manner of project. They know their way around blueprints and have worked on the smallest and some of the largest commercial construction sites in the region. They’ve seen it all and are never stumped or caught off guard by a job.
  • We Offer:
  • First rate customer service.
  • Reasonable, competitive pricing.
  • Custom fabrication.
  • An ironclad commitment to overall excellence.
  • Accessibility before, during and after the project.
  • We Deliver: While we feature fast, reliable service there’s more to doing a good job then simply showing up on time and working quickly. The job needs to be done right or you’ve wasted your money. You’ll never have to worry about the quality of a weld from Pro Weld. Our modern equipment and experienced professional welders mean the job is not only done quickly, but done right.

Plasma Cutting

Plasma Cutting entails using a plasma torch to cut various types of metal of different thicknesses. The plasma is created by passing an inert gas through an electrical arc. Plasma has proven to be an extremely effective and efficient cutting method and can often be done using a hand-held device that can cut metal up to 50 mm thick. If you are in need of having sheet metal cut into curved or angled shapes be sure to ask about our plasma cutting service.

The next time you need onsite mobile welding services performed for any task large or small call the highly skilled technicians at Pro Weld. We have more than a quarter century of experience and are CWB certified.

Mobile Welding in Toronto by the Specialists

Mobile WeldingIf you want a custom prototype of a machine made to your specifications and you have a complete design with production drawings, Pro Weld can turn your plans into physical reality. We can also weld and repair hard materials, cast iron, carbon & stainless steel, and aluminum. In addition to these skills, we are experts at copper, bronze and brass brazing. In fact, we can engineer and weld almost anything you care to mention so whatever your requirements, please do not hesitate to call our mobile welding team to discuss them in detail today. We are always happy to provide free, no-obligation estimates to prospective customers making serious enquiries.

Mobile Welding in Toronto with High Quality Equipment and Personnel

We are able to tackle such a diverse range of welding and engineering tasks thanks to our high quality equipment and our highly skilled welding team. Every member of our team has a great deal of experience with all the equipment they use for mobile welding in Toronto, including TIG, MIG, and arc welding machines, orbital welding machines, vacuum systems for laboratory environments, and machines for welding pressure pipes.  Our welders hold relevant certification and are among the very best at what they do. However, we do not believe in resting on our laurels and are constantly monitoring the latest developments in the industry to ensure that we continue to offer the best service in the city and surrounding area.

Why We Are the Best

If you have never worked with us before, we suggest that you ask around local businesses to find out what kind of reputation we have. When it comes to mobile welding in Toronto, we honestly believe you will not find a better team than ours:

  • Flexibility – Although we do of course have our own way of working, we are always happy to adapt to suit the needs of the companies and individuals who we work for.
  • Price – We may have the latest machines and the best welders but our prices are surprisingly competitive. However, don’t take our word for it: phone and request a quotation right now!
  • Qualifications – As mentioned above, every member of our team is fully certified to use the technologies in which they specialize. Furthermore, they are uniquely qualified to tackle custom jobs thanks to their wide range of experience in diverse industries and market sectors. Whatever it is that you would like our team to build, fabricate, modify, or repair, we guarantee they will not let you down. Our Mobile welding in Toronto service is unrivalled in terms of professionalism and expertise.

If you would like to find out exactly how much it will cost to take advantage of our welding service, please complete the form on the right and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you are of course more than welcome to call at any time and discuss your requirements with a member of our team in as much detail as you wish.

5 Questions to Ask Any Mobile Welding Pro Before Hiring

mobile welding TorontoWhatever your needs, it is important to choose carefully when hiring a local expert to perform any welding repairs at your home or commercial property. Before you get in touch with any of the firms in your area, take a look at the five questions we have listed below and be sure to make a note of them so you can ask each candidate you are thinking of hiring.

Mobile Welding in Toronto: Making the Right Choice

There are many good welders in the GTA, along with some that are not quite so professional. To make sure that you choose one of the former, pose the following five questions to each firm or individual that you contact.

  1. Do You Have Professional Qualifications? – To ensure that the work in question is completed safely and competently, you should only consider Toronto firms that employ suitably qualified professionals. High pressure welding certification, for example, is desirable if such equipment will be used to perform the necessary work.
  2. Do You Perform Onsite Fabrication? – Many repairs can be carried out far faster if components can be fabricated onsite rather than in a workshop. If speed is of the essence, choosing a firm that specializes in mobile welding in Toronto and onsite fabrication is your best option.
  3. Do You Have a Fully Equipped Workshop? – While certain components can be fabricated onsite, others may require the use of the kind of equipment that can only be found in professional workshops. To ensure that your welding team can cope with all eventualities, it is therefore a good idea to make sure they have a workshop in the area too.
  4. What Experience Do You Have? – The key factor when asking about experience is whether or not the Toronto company you are thinking of hiring often works with the type of material you need repairing. Techniques and equipment for welding aluminum, stainless steel and other materials vary, so it is best to choose a firm with relevant experience.
  5. Can You Show me Previously Completed Projects? – Companies that can show you examples of previously completed work should always be preferred to those that cannot.

We have a first-class team whose specialty is mobile welding in Toronto so please feel free to call us at any time, to discuss your needs. We offer a competitive, efficient and highly professional service to companies and individuals in the GTA.

The Benefits of Hiring a Mobile Welder

ProWeld - mobile welding torontoMobile welding is a highly sought after service that brings all the elements traditional welding has to offer to your doorstep. This relatively modern service builds on the time-honoured principle of “the customer comes first.” Mobile welding companies acknowledge that most working professionals these days simply do not have the time to seek out services the way people used to, so much like other mobile services, mobile welding caters to this need for faster, more efficient service.

Pro Weld has been offering its fabrication and mobile welding services to the Greater Toronto Area since 1990. That represents over twenty years of hard work, knowledge, and experience gained in the industry. Our mobile welders offer a complete range of services, and are fully equipped to cater to service requests and projects in residential, commercial, or industrial areas.

Mobile Welding: The Simple, Convenient Choice

What are some of the benefits of hiring a mobile welder? Well, to start with, here is a question you should ask yourself: Do you already have a welder that you can rely upon? If you do, ask yourself if you could save some time and money by trying out a mobile welding service. And if you don’t, why not give a mobile welder a shot? Read on for some of the reasons why we provide and support this particular type of service. Mobile knowledge and experience + innovation.

  • Mobile welding is exactly what it sounds like: a welding service, but one that is mobile rather than based in a specific location. Our mobile welders bring the same amount of knowledge and experience with them as any regular welders would, and additionally bring many innovative skills and the latest technology to the job.
  • A complete, diverse range of services. Mobile welding services typically include Mig, Tig, and Arc welding, fabrication, repairs to fences, railings, grilles, and gates, repairs to cars, wheel repairs, and heavy equipment repairs. In addition, Pro Weld’s mobile welding service also tackles projects in the construction, aero, and marine industries. We are equipped to work with all kinds of metal; most commonly we handle projects involving stainless steel, mild steel, cast iron, and aluminum.
  • Service at your doorstep. Mobile welders basically offer you the best of both worlds – all the skills and expertise you need and more, right where you need it. There will be no need for you to go to a welder, instead they will gladly come to your home or business as required. After all, it is part of the service!
  • Tailored to meet your needs. Every single thing about our mobile welding service is tailored to meet the customer’s needs – your needs. Mobile welders are trained to be versatile, precise, and efficient at what they do and how they address problems and develop solutions. There is no problem too big or small for our mobile welders to handle; plus, everything will be taken care of with your comfort and convenience kept as a top priority. Our goal is always to provide expert service that meets our customer’s exact requirements.
  • A job done immediately; no waiting for weeks! When you decide to rely upon a mobile welding service, you will never need to worry about leaving something at the shop to get fixed, only to have to pick it up a few days or even a few weeks later (not to mention delays and unmet deadlines). The difference is obvious: if you request the services of a mobile welder, the job is going to get done on the spot. You can easily reduce the amount of stress and inconvenience that a job or project may cause, by opting to use a mobile welder’s services.
  • Avoid hidden costs. Do not get caught by surprise with hidden costs at the end of a job. If you use a mobile welder you can easily prevent this by asking for a quotation on the phone, before you commit to paying for a service. When the welder arrives you can even request a written quotation. This way of going about things will save you time and money; it may be a matter of a few phone calls, as compared to driving around town to several different locations in order to compare quotes.
  • Flexible schedules, greater convenience. Mobile welders often have more flexible schedules, which, again, will probably end up helping you save time. You will be able to schedule an appointment at your convenience, and save on the time it would take for you to go there – instead the service will come to you.
  •  Custom welding and fabrication work on-site. Since our Pro Weld mobile welders provide a complete range of services, this also means that custom fabrication and welding work can be done on-site. Would you like to discuss a design idea for your new railings, but do not have the time to visit our workshop? Not to worry, the same job can be planned and accomplished on location.

Try Pro Weld Today

Ultimately, by hiring a mobile welding service like Pro Weld you will save yourself a significant amount of time and money, while getting the very same quality service and products as you would if you were to use a traditional welder. You will simply make your life so much easier, especially once you have found a mobile welder that you can rely on at any time.

Pro Weld is a licensed, certified and insured mobile welder. The quality of our custom welding, fabrication, and steelwork reflects the decades of experience that we have in the industry. We offer competitive rates, and top quality products and service. We excel at meeting our customers’ immediate needs, and can also be relied on for our ongoing customer support. No matter if the job is large or small, Pro Weld will handle it, and handle it well.

We are a certified member of the Canadian Welding Bureau, and we guarantee you that our work meets all the highest professional standards possible. If you need a mobile welder, do not hesitate to give us a call today.

 Looking for a mobile welder in Toronto? Call (905)-669-8633