Decorate Your Home Exterior with Gorgeous Balcony Railings

Decorate Your Home Exterior with Gorgeous Balcony Railings

Looking for ways to improve your home with an upcoming renovation? Consider railings! Whether you’re planning to stay for years to come or you’re upgrading your home to make more money when you sell, Pro Weld can help. Oftentimes, people overlook the role played by railings. However, railings are actually a critical component in a beautiful home. Here’s how railings affect overall home appearance.

Railings Everywhere

If you have a home with multiple floors, you probably have railings pretty much everywhere. That omnipresence makes these railings pretty important. You may not notice them much because you’ve gotten used to them. What if, instead of learning to ignore them, letting them blend into the background, you turned these railings into a centerpiece of beauty in each room? With a little help from Pro Weld, that’s possible.

Railing Styles

There are a lot of different railing styles to choose from. You don’t have to settle for boring, squared, wooden dowels. Why not go for something a little darker? How about shinier? There are a large number of style and material combinations you can decide between when ordering railings from Pro Weld.

  • If sleek and modern is your thing, you might be really into our stainless steel railings. These are great if you like simple designs. These also have a kind of masculine appeal to them. If you want your home to look sleek, rather than the more elegant appearance of wrought or cast iron, stainless steel might be just the thing.
  • Want something more on the elegant side? Wrought iron and cast iron railings are a great solution. They can be used to create some really unique designs. Or, you can even go with some classic art nouveau looks. No matter which appeals to you, you can work with our professionals at Pro Weld and find the perfect design.
  • Want something more simple but with that really tough sort of femininity that comes with wrought or cast iron? We have a solution for you as well. There are a lot of very basic designs you can do with iron. Straight bars are an option. If you want something a little less plain, we can do very simplistic designs as well, lending your home a unique appearance without getting too intricate.

Balcony Railings

One of the best ways you can implement railings, appearance-wise, is by choosing a gorgeous design for your balcony railings. Balconies are frequently on the front of the home, making them a centerpiece. If you want your home to stand out in a great way or you’re looking to impress potential buyers with curb appeal, using a bold style on your balconies is the way to do it.

Give us a call at Pro Weld if you want to discuss railing designs with us. We’re more than happy to help you work out the perfect style for your home and make your order official.

What to Look for in a Railing

What to Look for in a Railing

Different homes and businesses in different places will demand different things. That’s why it’s important to know what to look for in a railing when it comes time to buy one (or more). Pro Weld, Toronto’s leading railing manufacturers, are here to clue you in on some things you should consider when buying railings. 

Weather

If you’re looking to buy outdoor railings, you’ll want to take into consideration what kind of weather you get around your home or business. Some materials are better than others if you live in a particularly wet environment. Have a lot of rain, snow, or humidity? Iron may not be the best choice for you.

Iron can be coated in paint or a powder coating to prevent it from rusting. However, if you live somewhere where damage to the coating can occur easily, it could leave you with rusty, iron railings. Fortunately, with Pro Weld, you get the best railing and coating quality available. So, if your heart is set on wrought iron, don’t let iron’s less than stellar affinity with water get you down. Pro Weld has your back.

Durability

If you’re looking to buy railings for a location that gets a lot of foot traffic or activity, something durable is a great choice. If you’re looking for durability, stainless steel is in the lead. Glass railings are less durable than their metal counterparts.

Pro Weld offers high quality, glass railings that are made to withstand quite a lot before breaking, however. While stainless steel is generally tougher, you shouldn’t let that stop you if you want glass. 

Functionality

When it comes to functionality, glass railings are actually some of the best. You get a barrier, keeping people and animals out of closed-off areas. You get a clear view, making them great for decks or balconies. Plus, they’re strong and can withstand most things nature will throw at them.

If you’re looking for something to deter people from entering your property, wrought iron, however, is the best you can get. Wrought iron fences are easy to make tall, brooding, and hard to climb over. Getting over a wrought iron fence without getting hurt is no easy task, especially if you go for a somewhat pointy design. These fences, however, don’t allow much in the way of a clear view.

Making the right choice for what railing you buy is all about your individual needs. We hope this article provides some food for thought regarding what each railing’s strong points are. Each railing type has something different to offer and we’re sure one of them will be a great fit for you.

Unsure what you want for your home or business? Give us a call and we can discuss the pros and cons with you, coming to a personalized solution. Let us know if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help.

Get Top Quality Service with Pro Weld’s Clean Piping

If you’re setting up a new factory, kitchen, lab, or other industrial building in Toronto, you need to know about Pro Weld’s clean piping services. Clean piping is a necessity in settings where cleanliness is required. Finding the right company to help you build a clean piping system can be tricky, especially if you’re new to the industry. We’re here today to talk a bit about the services Pro Weld offers and why they’re the best place to find reliable piping experts.

How are We Qualified?

The first thing most people ask when looking for industry professionals is, “What makes you qualified?” Pro Weld can answer this question with confidence. We’re qualified to help you with your system because we’ve been doing the same thing for other people for over 40 years. We know our way around clean piping and our experience gives us the edge on other companies providing similar services.

Additionally, we have top-of-the-line equipment meant to handle any and every situation that could come up during a clean piping installation. No matter what you throw at us, we’re ready. We know our stuff and have all the tools required to do the best job you can ask for.

Services

The next question is what services we offer. The good news is, we offer just about every service you could need in a clean piping professional. Not only can we design systems, we can also maintain existing ones. When it comes to building systems, we offer construction of:

  • Clean water systems WFI, PW, RO
  • Clean steam systems PS
  • Ultra Filtration systems UF
  • Laboratory and gas panel systems 
  • Control systems and instrumentation
  • Skids and various systems

We don’t just offer system construction! We also offer other related services, such as electro-polishing.

Project Management

Knowing you can hire Pro Weld for clean piping projects is one thing, but knowing we can design, manage, and execute the entire thing is another thing entirely. When you hire Pro Weld, you don’t have to worry about hiring a third party to manage or design your clean piping system. At Pro Weld, we carry out all of these services with our own professional team.

A professional team that knows each other, is used to working together, and can rely on each other helps us avoid project failure. Bringing together people who’ve never worked together before and expecting them to work together flawlessly almost never works. However, Pro Weld’s team is like a well-oiled, incredibly experienced machine.

If you’re interested in a new clean piping system or a replacement for one that’s gone out of commission, let’s talk. Our team at Pro Weld can sit down with you and discuss the details of what you need and where you need it. We’ll design a one-of-a-kind system, unique to your needs, and get it up and running in no time.

If you have questions about our services, take a further look at our website or give us a call and we’ll be happy to explain further.

Customize Your Railing Design with Innovative Aluminum

glass railing in Toronto home

Are you looking for a railing system that looks great, is easy to install, and can be installed however you like? Innovative Aluminum is exactly what you need. Not sure what Innovative Aluminum is all about? Pro Weld is here today to tell you exactly what it is and why it’s the perfect solution to your railing needs.

What is Innovative Aluminum?

Innovative Aluminum is a truly fantastic product. It’s a component-based railing system that allows customers to install a railing however they want. You can choose how you want your railings to look, whether you want glass or picket, where you want them to go, and how you want them mounted. You can do all of this with high quality components. Plus, all Innovative Aluminum comes with a 20-year warranty. You know we sell quality when we’re happy to guarantee its longevity. 

Unique Design

On of the most incredible things about Innovative Aluminum is that you can make your railing system completely unique. Pick exactly which features in a railing system that you like together and place them how you want to. No one will have the exact kind of railing system you have if you don’t want them to. You can feel free to try something completely new, that you’ve never seen before. Our component-based assembly allows the utmost individuality with railing systems.

Attuned to Your Property

It can be hard to find railings that look just right for your property. If one railing system looks how you want, it may be limited in how it can be mounted. If one is the right design, it might not be made of the material you’re after.

Innovative Aluminum allows you to find a design that looks right for your home and property. Don’t settle for railings you aren’t passionate about. Get what’s right for you and feel good about how your home looks.

Contemporary Appeal

While many people have exactly the railing design that they want in mind, others are looking for something that fits an aesthetic. If you’re trying to find a railing system that belongs with a contemporary style, you’ll be more than happy with the results you get from Innovative Aluminum. Our railings look fantastic with contemporary houses.

This is especially true for our topless glass railings. Using our infinity topless railing system, you can achieve million dollar views for an affordable price. Don’t sacrifice your view by covering it in metal bars; take advantage of glass railings without sacrificing sturdiness and quality.

Easy to Fix

Because Innovative Aluminum is made up of components, damage to your railings can be easily fixed. Warranties make repairs affordable, but railings that are connected more solidly will require a lot of work to repair. Our products are easy to repair with new components, making fixing your railing a breeze.

If you’re looking for the perfect railing system for your home, it’s time to consider Innovative Aluminum. If you have questions about how you can order individual components or an entire railing system, give us a call and we’ll help you make your new railing system a reality.

The Perfect Staircase for a Modern Home

If you need a new staircase in your modern home, you might be wondering what the perfect addition would look like. For some people, knowing exactly what kind of staircase they’re looking for is easy. For others, it takes some creative suggestion. That’s what Pro Weld is here for today. We want to make your search for a new staircase easy, and that starts with knowing what you’re searching for. Let’s get started!

Contemporary Vs. Modern

To start off, we have to clear up some confusion. Many people get the terms contemporary and modern mixed up quite often. To ensure we’re all on the same page, we want to make sure you’re using these words right.

A lot of people use the word modern as a way of referring to the most recent design trends. However, modern design is not recent. The confusion comes from the name of the design style itself. The term “modern” does mean recent, or up-to-date. However, the type of interior design – modern design – was named “modern” in the mid 20th century. It was a modern design at the time, but it is no longer modern despite still being named as such.

If you’re looking for designs that fit the most recent design trends, you’re probably looking for contemporary. Contemporary design is what you see frequently that has a lot of light and dark contrast colors. Black, white, and silver are common in contemporary design. There’s often a lot of metal involved, paired with cold-toned fabrics. 

Modern Glass

A type of staircase that definitely fits in with modern design are those with glass railings. The truth is, glass railings go well with both modern and contemporary. Glass fits well with contemporary because it has no warmth from wood tones and it allows a lot of light flow. However, glass fits in with modern design for different reasons. With modern design, glass actually fits in because it contrasts with wood tones. 

Modern design is always looking for contrasts. That can mean using a warm, orange upholstery on one chair while choosing a bold blue for another. That can mean using a pale, white carpet and accenting it with a striking, saturated area rug. In this same way, combining saturated wood tones with the crystal clear expanse of glass works well with modern. 

Spirals

Modern design experiments a lot with shape contrasts as well as color contrasts. You can see this by looking up mid-century modern design photos online. There is a wonderful contrast between angles and curves. Modern design does, however, tend to put a little more focus on curves. That’s why we think a spiral staircase would fit well in a modern home. Saturated, wooden stairs with some simplistic iron railings would look great in the corner of a modern room.

If you have any questions about the kind of railings we have to offer at Pro Weld, give us a call. Our friendly staff always looks forward to answering your questions.

Shield Your Doors with Crafted Iron Canopies

Tired of rain having unrestricted access to your front porch? Looking for a way to boost the curb appeal of your home? Both of these conundrums have the same solution! You should consider investing in crafted iron canopies from Pro Weld.

Block Rain

Buying a crafted iron canopy can do a lot of things for your house, but the most functional change is that it blocks rain from the entryway. Rain has a tendency to get the entirety of a front porch wet if it isn’t covered already. This can be really frustrating for a number of reasons. 

  • For one thing, you can’t put out a welcome mat without it getting soaking wet. No one likes stepping on a soggy mat and it makes more water get tracked in than if there was no mat at all.
  • Another thing is, if you need to open the door while it’s raining, rain can easily get inside and get your floor wet. No one likes having a wet floor.
  • Anyone who comes up to the door to knock will have to stand in the rain if there’s no canopy. If this is someone who you need to talk to briefly but aren’t prepared to invite in, it’s nice to have somewhere they can stand where it’s dry.
  • The same goes for you. If you have to stop and unlock your door, it’s easiest to do that when you’re not getting soaked from the rain.
  • And, last but not least, having a dry spot by your door is a great idea if you ever receive packages. Because packages are often left by the front door, ensuring they don’t get damaged from rain is important. Too often, packages will get soaked by rain before the homeowner finds that one has even been left. 

Boost Curb Appeal and Resale Value

While there are many kinds of coverings you can put up over your porch, a crafted iron canopy has most of them beat for a number of reasons. Those reasons are only just starting with curb appeal and resale value.

Crafted iron canopies can be incredibly ornate and will usually add a great deal of curb appeal to a home. This is especially true if your home is made of stone. Brick and stone buildings look fantastic when paired with wrought or cast iron. The dark metal really accentuates the rich tones in bricks and add a sense of artistry to an already-beautiful building.

And, in part due to the boost in curb appeal, your home’s resale value goes up as well. People love crafted metal goods. An addition of a crafted iron canopy can make a home worth the extra money to purchase.

Customize Your Order

The best part about ordering your crafted iron canopy from Pro Weld is that you can customize your order. If you have preferences for exactly how your canopy should look, you can request those preferences. Not only that, you can also order railings for your front stairway that match your crafted iron canopy.

If you have any questions, give us a call at Pro Weld and we’ll be more than happy to explain the ordering process.

Maintain Your Privacy with Iron Fencing

Maintain Your Privacy with Iron Fencing

Living on a big property can have its drawbacks. For one thing, sometimes it’s hard to keep people from trespassing. Especially if you have a pool, you risk local teenagers helping themselves. There are also the same annoyances that come with smaller properties, like solicitors. Are you tired of people inviting themselves onto your property? Maintain your privacy with iron fencing.

Reclaim Your Privacy

Taking back control over the privacy your property should be giving you makes a world of difference. A lot of us move onto larger properties to give ourselves space – a bubble. Keeping some distance between our living space and the public allows us to feel more at ease in our homes.

The problem is, without any kind of barrier between our property and the rest of the neighborhood, sometimes the boundary is ignored. This can be from people cutting through the yard, soliciting, or even sneaking into the pool on a Friday night. Regardless of how you feel your space is being disrespected, you can reclaim your privacy by installing fencing. Without access to your gate, solicitors will be forced to skip your house. Your yard will look less inviting to someone seeking a shortcut. And finally, your pool will remain off-limits to someone seeking out a thrill.

Iron Fencing

The thing is, large properties call for a certain kind of fencing. You don’t want to ruin the curb appeal of your home by putting up wooden fencing around your yard. Large properties need a barrier that’s as attractive as it is functional. That’s where iron fencing really shines.

Wrought iron fencing makes the perfect line between your private property and the outside world. It allows plenty of visibility while still keeping people out when they’re unwanted. Plus, wrought iron fencing also functions well as a gate to your driveway. If you want your fencing to be effective, it needs to be closed. A sliding wrought iron gate can remain closed until you have to pass through. Using a button from your car, the same way you open your garage, you can make your gate open. Simply shut it behind you and your property remains closed to the public.

Hire Quality

If you want quality iron fencing, you have to go to quality craftspeople. Pro Weld is the best railing company in the GTA. We’ve serviced countless houses, outfitting them with the best wrought iron fencing Toronto has to offer. If you’re going to invest in a barrier for your property, you’ll want something that lasts. That’s why you should put your trust in a company with a great history.

If you want to inquire about the products we have to offer at Pro Weld, give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your custom fencing order. 

Elegant Wrought Iron Railing Choices You’ll Love

Elegant Wrought Iron Railing Choices You'll Love

If you’re in the market for a new wrought iron railing for your home, you’ve come to the right place. Pro Weld has the best selection in metal railings in the whole GTA. If you’re in Toronto, this is the place for you. Today we’ve handpicked some elegant wrought iron railing choices for you to look at. After all, what better way to pick your own than take a look at the railings that brought joy to so many others?

Glass and Iron Combo

This beautiful glass and iron combination makes your railings decor in and of themselves. If you love a touch of art nouveau, these railings are a great choice. Because these railings come paired with glass, they give you the elegance of wrought iron without letting the designs overwhelm your interior. You’re given plenty of visibility alongside your iron designs.

This is a fantastic design for bordering lofts, as shown in our picture. Because half the appeal of having a loft is visibility from one floor to the other, the glass really brings a lot to the table here.

Outdoor Refinement

If you’re looking a decorative and refined railing for your outdoor stairway, this is an unmatched design choice. This beautiful railing takes detail and simplicity and matches them up perfectly. It’s incredibly tasteful. The angular transition from stairs to plateau in combination with the curved ending creates an artistic end result. This mixture of curved and angled goes well with other contemporary features. Plus, the decorative part of the railing isn’t overdone, giving just enough to admire that it doesn’t detract from the rest of the entryway.

Artistic Paneling

This railing design is a great choice for those interested in artistry who are trying to avoid overdoing it. Some wrought iron railings are a bit overwhelming with the amount of detail they hold. There is a time and place for these elaborate railings, but in the home isn’t always one of them. The railing pictured, however, combines the elaborate artistry in other art nouveau railings with the simplicity of classic railings. This detailed wrought iron panel in the railing draws the eye in without being too much.

Classic and Simple

Not everyone is a fan of art nouveau. That’s alright! You don’t have to like art nouveau to have a taste for wrought iron railing work. Here’s an example of a beautiful, yet simplistic railing made of iron. This railing gives a nod to victorian style without making too loud of a statement. Reclaim a historical style by making it all new in wrought iron fashion.

If you’re interested in any of Pro Weld’s wrought iron railings, give us a call and we’ll be happy to set up a consultation. We also offer a number of other railing types such as cast iron, stainless steel, and even glass. All of our railings have a unique design use. Take a look around our gallery until you find something to fall in love with. We’re sure you’ll be pleased with the variety in our selection.

The Best Railings for Rooftop Terraces

The Best Railings for Rooftop Terraces

If you’ve got a house with a rooftop terrace, you surely want to outfit it with things that will allow you to enjoy it to the fullest. One thing that can easily ruin the experience of a rooftop terrace is a badly chosen railing. Check out how Pro Weld can make your rooftop terrace the place to be!

What’s the View?

The first thing you need to take into consideration when picking a railing for a rooftop terrace is what kind of view you’re dealing with. Surprisingly, the view from your roof has a huge impact on the best railing choice.

  • A city view or something coastal does best with better visibility. You can achieve the maximum visibility with a glass railing. This type of railing makes use of glass panels. You can get these with metal framework or without. The glass allows you to see your surroundings even while lounging. No need to let metal bars get in the way of you enjoying your surroundings. 
  • A nature view, especially when living somewhere with a lot of trees, needs less visibility. Your railing won’t be covering anything you couldn’t see above the bars anyway. Not to mention, getting glass railings for an area filled with trees could pose a problem. That’s because this could lead to leaves sticking to the glass and the glass railings are more likely to get dirty and need regular cleaning. Iron railings will look fantastic in this environment, however. The dark of the iron railings will fit in well with the rich and earthy tones of nature.

Picking Glass

If you decide to opt for a glass railing, you should know what your options are. Not all glass railings are created equal. Here are some different types:

  • There are full-framed glass railings. These railings are made up of a full metal frame with glass panels fitted into each section. These are great for areas with a lot of traffic like stairways, but may not be suitable for a terrace. It’s also a matter of visual preference.
  • Some glass railings have metal dividing posts. These posts are where the glass panels are secured. While these involved more metal, these actually involve less separate anchors than a frameless railing.
  • Frameless glass railings are secured with anchoring points. These usually have small pieces of metal holding each glass panel together at the top and some kind of anchoring point at the base. While these minimize the bulk of the metal used, they also aren’t necessarily as sleek looking as glass railings with the dividing posts.

Picking Metal

Metal railings come in all kinds of designs. Plus, you can choose which kind of metal suits you. We’ve got our black wrought and cast-iron as well as stainless steel. Check out our gallery to see the variety we have. You won’t be disappointed.

Give us a call at Pro Weld if you have questions about our products or would like to discuss a potential order.

Make Your Pool Family Friendly with Glass Railings

Make Your Pool Family Friendly with a Glass Enclosure

If you’ve got children and are looking into having a pool installed – or vice versa – you might want some tips on safety. Pro Weld is a company of the leading experts on railings in Toronto. That means we know a thing or two about safety. We’re here today to tell you how you can benefit from glass railings around your pool. Let’s see how you can make your pool family friendly with glass railings.

Safety First

The first benefit to surrounding your pool area with glass railings is, of course, safety. Glass railings are a great way to keep smaller children out of the pool area without obstructing their view. This allows them to watch over older siblings or parents without getting close enough to fall in.

Splash Guard

If your kids are old enough to play in the pool with some supervision, this next perk is for you. Adults who want to lounge nearby at a table or in a lounge chair can keep dry with glass railings. Because these railings are made of glass panels, water splashing out of the pool is no longer a threat to your dry clothes or sun-warmed skin.

Not only do these glass panels keep you dry, they also keep your things dry. If you want to bring electronics, books, or snacks out by the pool with you, you don’t want them to get wet. Glass railings will protect your belongings from pool water and still allow you to enjoy the view.

Regular Railings

Glass railings aren’t just good for enclosing the pool and blocking out water. If you have a porch or terrace on a higher level of ground, you can use glass railings as regular railings. Keep people safe from getting hurt by lining the edge of your higher lounge area with glass railings. Glass railings will allow you to see down to the pool, even from up in the lounge. Lining the stairs with these rails will also minimize the risk of someone slipping while they’re wet with pool water.

Durability

Aren’t glass railings dangerous to have around a pool in case someone slips and falls into them? The short answer is no. Our glass railings are durable and built to withstand impact from this sort of thing. Glass railings wouldn’t do anymore harm to your child than a regular railing or fence would, should they fall into them.

Appearance

Outside of all of the safety and convenience features of glass railings, they also just look fantastic. Your pool area is going to look great with some of these sleek railings lining it. Not to mention, you can pick exactly what kind of glass railings you want. These aren’t just one-size-fits-all. You can get your glass railings with full framing, partial framing, or none at all.

If you have any questions about our products here at Pro Weld, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

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