Outdoor Railings for the Modern Home

Outdoor Railings for the Modern Home

If you’re looking to have a modern home that looks both streamlined and creative, we completely understand. Modern design is a delight, both in appearance and in function. However, trying to get your home looking just right can be tricky. If you’re on the outdoor railings portion of designing your modern home, the railing experts of Toronto have some advice for you.

Modern Styles

The first thing we have to consider when subscribing to a specific style is what exactly that style entails. For modern design of this century, most of what people are after is a combination of strength and elegance. Because of that, you’ll see a lot of black, iron, and glass. These stark contrasts and sleek surfaces make for quite a compelling visual.

There’s more than one railing choice that fits into those criteria, but we also have to weigh them against other styles. For instance, Pro Weld offers both wrought iron and glass railings. Wrought iron being black, they both fit into the aforementioned criteria. However, when one looks at wrought iron, they don’t think modern. There’s too much weight leaning toward other styles.

Style Vs. Comfort

Another element worthy of your consideration is how comfortable your railings will be to use. A lot of folks would choose style over comfort any day. The question is, is that the right choice for you?

Take wrought iron railings for example. These railings look fantastic, but, when placed outside, their tops are not usually a place you can lean on. Of course, you can order something more suited to your needs if you’re really set on wrought iron. The question then becomes, will the more comfortable design still look good?

The Superior Modern Choice

Even with the other options open to you, our general opinion, here at Pro Weld, is that glass railings suit modern design much better. Because effectively implementing glass in features like railings is a fairly new capability, there’s not much else it will remind you of. Glass railings aren’t a throwback to a centuries-old style. It’s just pure modernism.

Plus, glass railings don’t just look good. They also feel good. These sleek and comfortable railings can be leaned against, pressed against, and held onto without causing discomfort. They’re also more child friendly than wrought iron, as their gaps are virtually nonexistent when desired. 

They also allow great visibility, letting you  see as much as you like from the other side. That makes them great for bordering pools, balconies, and natural drop-offs. You can sit on your balcony comfortably and still admire the view without interruption.

If you’re interested in outfitting your modern home with excellent, quality-crafted railings, Pro Weld is the place to go. Call out number and we’ll be more than happy to answer any of your questions or help you with your order.

The Right Railings for Commercial Buildings

The Right Railings for Commercial Buildings

Choosing the right railings for any building can be a tricky task. That’s because railings have a way of being both very important in a building’s appearance while also going unnoticed most of the time. Combine considerations for appearance with considerations for functionality and safety and you’ve got yourself a lot to think about. Luckily, Toronto’s leading railing manufacturers are here to help.

Commercial Safety Standards

The first think you need to remember about choosing your new commercial railings is that there are often strict safety standards. Take a moment and check out the safety standards for commercial railings in Ontario before you continue your search.

Now that you know what guidelines you have to follow, you can find the right material for your building.

Long-Lasting Iron

The first material up for consideration is the strong and refined iron. Iron is a great choice buildings made of natural materials. Stone or brick buildings with iron railings look even more rich and bold than before. Your iron railings can be designed in any number of ways. Want something strong and straightforward? Try regular, vertical bars. Want something elegant instead? Art nouveau railings are still alive and well. Commercial buildings all need something different though, so pick the style that suits yours best.

Sleek and Stainless

Iron might not be quite what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for something strong, that can handle hundreds of people a day leaning on it, sitting on it, and otherwise relying on its durability, stainless steel is a fantastic idea.

Stainless steel has a lot of benefits to its use. For one thing, it really is incredibly strong. Stainless steel railings can really take a beating – and not just for one day, but thousands. You can count on stainless steel railings to last many years and still retain their original strength. This makes them great for buildings with heavy traffic, like malls and such.

Gorgeous Glass

For some buildings, appearance is more important than strength. For instance, offices or other work buildings that will primarily have adults in them. If there’s not a great need for strength, elegance is a great feature to have instead. These buildings are a great place to install glass railings.

Glass railings are great for visibility and style. These modern fixtures maximize light flow and give any building they’re installed in a touch of class. Plus, they’re easy to clean and safe for small children.

If you want the best railings for commercial buildings in Toronto, Pro Weld is the place to be. Come check out our work in person or give us a call to learn more. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you with your order. 

Hire Pro Weld to Restore Antique Metal Railings

Hire Pro Weld to Restore Antique Metal Railings

Living in an old house comes with a lot of upsides and downsides. One of the upsides is that you get to live with a lot of historical features. The downside is, sometimes those historical features haven’t been maintained very well. A common feature in older houses is beautiful wrought or cast iron metal railings. With as common as these are, it’s not very common that they’re kept in good shape. If you want to bring aging railings to life, Pro Weld can help. Here’s why you should give us a call if you want to restore antique metal railings. 

Antique Railings

To restore antique metal railings, you should first know a little bit about them. Knowing the history of iron-working is a really important part of ensuring older railings are restored properly. That’s why you can’t hire just anyone. Our team here at Pro Weld knows what it takes to revitalize antique railings and we want to use that expertise to help you out with yours.

Metalworking

One of the most important things about restoring old railings is knowing the metalworking process. Because Pro Weld specializes in crafting cast and wrought iron railings we’re well-versed in the creative process. Using that knowledge to improve degraded railings ensures that the outcome of the restoration process is a good one. Don’t settle for shoddy work by antique enthusiasts who don’t know their stuff. Come to the specialists and get what you pay for. 

Good as New

When you have your antique railings restored, putting them back up again can feel like getting a glimpse into the past. It can be mind-blowing to see something so old looking good as new. The experience of standing on a balcony with restored, antique railings can be a stark reminder that the past was once as real to people as the present is to us. People get so used to seeing old things in disrepair that they forget that everything was new at one point. Bring the past back to life with a little help from the railing professionals of Toronto. 

Replicas

If you’re concerned that your antique railings might be in too much disrepair to restore, have us take a look. We do our best to restore antique railings but, sometimes, previous owners have neglected them too long.

In these instances, we can recreate historical railings. If you want to keep your home looking the way it always has, paying homage to the history of the building, replicating the existing pieces is a great way to do that.

Pro Weld has many years of experience in creating iron railings from original designs. Replicating existing railings is a breeze. Give us a call if you have antique railings that need to be repaired or replaced, and we can take a look. We look forward to assisting you in the restoration of your home.

Pro Weld Covers all of Your Mobile Welding Needs

Pro Weld Covers all of Your Mobile Welding Needs

If you need help with metalwork repair, mobile welding is a great service. For vehicles and small machines, bringing it into a shop for repair is easy. However, when you have a massive machine that needs to be fixed, you have to bring the shop to you. Pro Weld’s mobile welding services are the perfect solution. Our team will bring all the equipment necessary to fix your machine and have it back up and running in no time at all. 

Machine Repairs

If you run a business that implements machinery, you know a machine going down is a huge problem. A damaged machine can bring production to a complete standstill in seconds. Staff end up on standby and your production numbers stop immediately, leaving you behind schedule for orders that were put in weeks ago.

Never fear! Pro Weld’s mobile welding services can come in ASAP and get you back to regular production fast. No need to worry about falling behind when you have a team of professionals dedicated to getting you back in action.

Prototype Creation

Our mobile welding team can also create machine prototypes for you. Want to test out a new design? You’ll probably need some professional help to create it. That’s where Pro Weld comes in.

Our team at Pro Weld comes prepared for prototype creation with tig, mig, and arc welding machines. We have a welding vacuum system for clean facilities such as laboratories and medical. We even offer orbital welding.

What Do We Weld?

While you might think welding is a straightforward process that everyone does the same, it’s not so. Not every welding team is created equal, and some don’t come prepared for certain types of metal. So that you know what you’re getting into when you hire us at Pro Weld, you should know what we come prepared for.

  • First off, we can weld both sheet metal and heavy plate metal. No team can reliably create prototypes or repair heavy machinery without that capability. So, no matter the weight of your metal, we can weld it. 
  • We also don’t limit ourselves to one kind of material type. We can weld both hard and soft materials. All hard materials are covered for welding and repair.
  • We can weld carbon steel, stainless steel, and even aluminum. Don’t limit yourselves on our watch. We’ve got you covered.
  • Additionally, we offer copper, bronze, and brass brazing.

Precision

Welding might seem like kind of a clunky business. However, it can actually take a lot of precision. That’s why it’s important for you to know that Pro Weld is experienced in close tolerance machining. If you need a precise outcome, you can count on us to deliver.

Give us a call if you need assistance from our mobile welding team. We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

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