Iron Railing Repair Services in Toronto

Iron Railing Repair Services in Toronto

Do you have wrought iron or cast iron railings in your home or business? If you’ve had your iron railings for a while, you might notice that they can get pretty beat up. This is especially true of more intricate designs. You might think iron railings can withstand anything, but a car backing into one is not going to end well for it. Here’s how Pro Weld can help you with our iron railing repair services.

Mobile Welding

The first thing to note is that Pro Weld offers mobile welding. This service can be used for anything from assisting with machine construction to repairing railings. If the break in your railing is due to two iron pieces coming apart or one splitting, we can repair it with mobile welding. We’ll take our services directly to you and have your railing repaired in no time.

Our mobile welding is most effective for railing repair services if the damage is minimal. However, damage is not always as simple as welding some pieces back together.

Railing Repair Services

If your railing damage is a bit more extensive, we can take your railings with us to our shop and get to work on fixing them there. Some damage, like bent parts or broken-off supports, need more than just welding gear to fix. This is where more specialized machinery comes in.

We can have your iron railings repaired in no time. Before you know it, your railings will be back where they belong and looking better than ever.

Railing Replacement

If your railings are outdated and break with the slightest provocation, it might be time to replace them. Iron railings are not as sturdy as they look and feel when they’re brand new. They actually tend to lose their strength over the years – especially cast iron.

If you’re in the market for high quality railing replacements, we’re the team you’re looking for. With many years of experience serving Toronto customers like you, we’ve gotten great at serving up exactly what people are looking for.

If you want the old design back, we can mimic the railing design of the old railings. Or, if you want something a little different, we have a lot of other looks to offer you. Check out our gallery to see some of our work with iron railings. You can even order custom designs. We love a new custom design challenge and look forward to giving you what you’ve been imagining.

Hire Pro Weld

When you need a welding team to fix or create iron railings for you, Pro Weld is the obvious choice. We’ve been working out of Toronto for over 20 years. As a matter of fact, many of the metal railings you see throughout Toronto are our very own work. Let us serve you the way we’ve served countless others in the community. If you have questions or would like to plan a consultation, give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apartment Balcony Railings that Attract Tenants

Whether you’ve owned a complex for a long time or are taking ownership from someone else, it’s never too later to improve what’s there. Today, Pro Weld wants to talk about apartment balcony railings that will help you to attract more tenants.

Wrought Iron Railings

One of Pro Weld’s specialties is wrought iron railings. These are the railings we want to talk about today. Wrought iron railings are great because they can be done in so many different ways. You can have iron railings with straight bars, you an have art nouveau, or you can try something unique, like a crest. Because iron can be made into just about anything, wrought iron railings are endlessly customizable.

The Appeal

While the ability to customize wrought iron railings is one benefit, the appeal to tenants and potential tenants is the aesthetic. Especially when paired with brick buildings, the sharp, black appearance of wrought iron is quite an attractive look. They appear sturdy, durable, and trustworthy. However, even with how strong they are, they still exude an elegance that plain, wooden railings just can’t provide.

As far as curb appeal, these railings are really a hit. If you’ve ever passed by a brick building with wrought iron balcony railings, you know how it tends to draw the eye. The combination is stark, beautiful, and stands out from the slew of buildings with less than exciting wooden railings.

However, curb appeal isn’t everything. There’s also the matter of how they are to live with. If the right design is chosen, wrought iron railings should be as effective, and more attractive than the alternatives. A tenant favorite is keeping a balcony garden and allowing the greenery to grow along the balcony railings. Combining wrought iron with the exuberance of a garden is really something.

The Benefits

The benefits of having wrought iron railings aren’t just for the tenants. Because using wrought iron for apartment balcony railings improves the appearance, they also improve the value. So long as the interior of your apartments are kept functional and reasonably attractive, these railings can add to the rental price.

Plus, these railings don’t need much upkeep. Wooden railings can break easily. The bars of the railing can break just from an adult putting their weight on them. The top of the railing, if people regularly put weight on it, can come loose in just a few years, requiring repair. Wrought iron railings can withstand so much more. Their low upkeep requirements make them great for apartments.

Buy Pro Weld Railings

If you’re in the market for wrought iron railings in Toronto, come check out our work at Pro Weld. After all, we are the leading railing manufacturers in the GTA. Our crafted wrought iron railings are all over the city, improving every building they’re installed on. Let’s add yours to the list. Give us a call if you have any questions or want to discuss an order.

One-of-a-Kind Railings You Can’t Get Anywhere Else

One-of-a-Kind Railings You Can't Get Anywhere Else

Tired of all the cookie-cutter products on the market? Who wants to have the exact same things in their home as half the people in the neighborhood? If you have a love for the unique, railings probably aren’t your favorite part of interior design. Most houses tend to have basic, wooden railings with vertical slats. Not your thing? Then we have good news for you. Pro Weld is the best place in Toronto for buying one-of-a-kind railings. 

Choose Your Material

The first choice you get to make is what material your railings are made of. Don’t settle for basic, wooden railings when you could choose from steel, iron, glass, or aluminum. Whichever material fits your home’s interior or exterior design the best is yours. Choose different materials for interior and exterior if you want

For sleek, contemporary interiors, glass or steel railings might be the ideal fit. The silvery sheen of steel looks great against dark or saturated, medium-tone woods. Glass railings look fantastic if you have a lot of black interior elements or go for a contemporary look overall.

One-of-a-Kind Railings

If you want something truly unique, however, you may want to take a look at Pro Weld’s iron railings. These railings are excellent for outdoor use. Balconies, stairways, and gardens look fantastic when bordered by these. Our iron railings can be made from a cast or can be wrought into whatever shape you desire. That’s what makes them so terrific for unique designs.

If you have a design in mind, bring your design to a consultation with us and we can talk about making it a reality. No matter what kind of design you’re looking for your iron railing to have, we can do it. Bending iron to the will of our clients is our specialty. What’s better than standard, attractive railings? Attractive railings that have been made to fit your needs exactly.

Estate Railings

If you live in a large estate, one of the best services we can offer you is making iron fencing and gates to surround the property. Wrought iron fences are a very effective way of keeping people off private property. Plus, you can see through the bars and enjoy the view from either side.

Wrought iron gates are a very attractive and prestigious way to welcome people. The gates themselves are often a huge focal point to a property. If you want unique, wrought iron gates, Pro Weld is team for you.

Consider having your family crest or the first letter of your surname built into your gates. We can easily incorporate a letter into the design for your gates. Then, any guest attempting to enter your estate will be welcomed onto a well-labeled driveway. No one will be mistaken about whose property they’ve entered.

If you want gates or railings made especially to fit your home, give us a call. Our team at Pro Weld is looking forward to hearing from you and making you exactly what you need. 

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.

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.

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.

The Best Material for Outdoor Railings

The Best Material for Outdoor Railings

Putting up railings outdoors comes with a great number of considerations. What’s safest? What looks good with with the exterior design of the building? What will stand up to the local weather? Pro Weld, the railing experts, are here to cover the basics of outdoor railings. We know a thing or two about how each railing material stands up to the weather. Let’s take a look.

Avoid Wood

Wooden railings are surprisingly common outdoors. That’s mostly just because wood is such an affordable material. A little paint makes a cheap product last a few years outdoors. The problem with wooden railings is that they won’t last. Rain, snow, and frequent wear and tear from use will make wooden railings deteriorate. The paint will start to curl and chip, leaving the wood beneath vulnerable to the elements. The elements won’t be kind.

The other thing about wooden railings is that each slat or dowel between the top and bottom of the railing is usually only secured with a nail or screw on either end. It’s so incredibly easy for these nails to come loose, leaving a big gap where a railing used to be. Taking the safety risks and the overall quality drop that wooden railings give to your home, it’s best to avoid them.

Consider Aesthetic

Now that we’ve moved away from wood, it’s time to consider how the material of your railings will affect your exterior. There is something to be said for exterior aesthetic. After all, the way your home looks from the outside is the first thing visitors, neighbors, and buyers will see. That’s why curb appeal is so important.

For red brick homes, wrought iron railings look truly amazing. The black iron really stands out boldly against the backdrop of red. It’s also a classic combination. Buyers and admirers alike will love this timeless color palette.

More modern-looking homes made out of lighter stone may look good with glass or stainless steel railings. It depends on the kind of vibe your exterior gives off. Are you looking for something gentle and beautiful, or something sleek and bold? Take a trip outside your house and imagine the different railing types before picking based on guesswork. Try looking up pictures of other homes with a similar design to yours and see what you think looks best on those.

Weather Resistance

When it comes down to outlasting the weather, Pro Weld offers a number of great railing solutions. Wrought iron and cast iron both do incredibly well against both rain and snow. You’ll find that both types of damp weather won’t do much in the way of wear on your iron railings.

However, if you’re looking at using stainless steel, it’s worth considering the effect of snow. The colder times of the year can lead to smooth, steel railings becoming sticky with cold. Like the timeless tale of licking a metal pole in winter, touching your skin to a cold, steel railing can lead to some discomfort. It’s all a matter of who’s using the railings and where they’re located.

No matter what choice you’re leaning towards, we’re always happy to get a call. Give us a call and we’ll take the time to answer all of your questions. We’re looking forward to helping you through your order and serving your home the way we do best.

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