People like you matter to Art Metal. You are the reason why Art Metal only uses distinguished and exceptional materials in building railings to make certain that comfort and safety is being attained in your own home.
Even so, Art Metal is not done yet on their calling of making homes a safe place to live as they introduce a service which gives people like you a choice without undermining the safety and beauty of your house.
Unlike any other aluminum railing companies, Art Metal gives our customers free will and turns their input into fruition through our Custom Aluminum Railings service.
Whether you like a curved, decorative, or your own personalized designed railings, Art Metal has got you everything covered thanks to our esteemed engineers, fabricators, and designers who only utilize shipshape quality aluminum railing products that are primed for practically any projects.
Once you have already set up an appointment with Art Metal, our team will quickly worked on your chosen design before easily installing the customize aluminum railings in your home. To help assure your satisfaction, the personnel from Art Metal will be providing you with the complete specifications and guide you through to make your project a success.
Moreover, these systems provided by Art Metal will surely guarantee your satisfaction as our products have been known to be economical, accomplished, lucrative, and simple. Among of the finishes offered by Art Metal include duranodic, anodized, and bakedon enamel that is comprised of different kind of coat colors.
Contact Art Metal at 416-848-4588 and pitch your design.
Aluminum is everywhere. It is in aircrafts and space shuttles to beer and soft drink cans filling the recycle bins and the foil food wrap stashed in a kitchen drawer. Aluminum is a natural element occupying the 13th slot on the well known periodic table of elements adjacent to silicon which is the most abundant element on the earth. Aluminum, in fact, is the second most abundant element
While plentiful, aluminum was not discovered until the early 1800s by a Danish chemist named Hans-Christian Oersted. It took another 70+ years for an Austrian engineer by the name of Karl Josef Bayer to develop a cost-effective way to extract aluminum from bauxite ore. Its light weight and resistance to rust soon propelled aluminum to be the material of choice for industrial and commercial applications leaving steel as its main rival.
Steel is better suited for applications where its weight is not a concern and its strength is required. Steel is also superior to aluminum when it comes to welding properties. Aluminum, on the other hand, is weak in its pure form but aluminum alloys made with other materials like manganese, silicon, copper and magnesium will increase its strength to about half that of steel.
Aluminum is easier to work with and mold into shapes and is corrosion resistant. Its most attractive characteristic is that it is less expensive than steel. The combination of these characteristics makes aluminum an ideal material for commercial and residential railings for exterior and interior settings.
With Art Metal Workshop you will find a range of railings systems to suit your needs whether they are for residential, commercial or industrial purposes. No project is too big or small and we would be happy to have an informal talk with you regarding your aluminium railings.
Art Metal Workshop aluminum railings have been carefully and tastefully designed using the highest quality of aluminum to complement any property’s design. Art Metal Workshop offers quality and safety guarantee and all designs meet the stringent safety and building regulation requirements.
Why opt for exterior aluminium railings over steel or wood railing systems? The answer is simple. Aluminium railings do not warp, rot, or split after being exposed to the various elements. What is more they are much lighter and more durable, making them easy to install and maintain further down the line. Art Metal Workshop offers a number of different finishes including anodized, duranodic, and bakedon enamel that come in a range of coat colors. Such finishes preserve the aluminium, ensuring they will remain corrosion free resulting in easy maintenance.
The team at Art Metal Workshop are knowledgeable engineers, fabricators and designers with years of experience. Art Metal Workshop will guide you throughout the project from the initial design right to the delivery and installation of your new railings. With an inhouse engineering team at hand, you will be able to have tailormade exterior aluminum railings to suit your project with the exact specifications needed, making the installation process much easier. We do not outsource our projects and you can rest assured that your new railings will be professionally and safely installed by members of our experienced team.
We believe you should never compromise the value, the appearance and safety of your property with cheaper and lower quality outdoor railings. We believe in quality and when it comes to quality aluminium railing systems, we are at the forefront.
At Art Metal Workshop , we can help you achieve the perfect look with professionally finished curve aluminum railings that feature a smooth and continuous handrail. Our service includes the same quality as our regular railing designs. We understand that you want nothing but the best for your decking, balcony, stairwell or walkway, which is why we can assure you that our curved aluminum railings will be durable with the same amount of color schemes available in our standard railing range.
At Art Metal Workshop we do not limit ourselves to standard aluminum railing designs. If you are looking for a more ornate aluminum railing for decorative purposes whether it is for your balcony, deck or porch, we will work closely with you to find the right design to complement your property.
Choose from a range of designs inspired by European architecture or opt to have custom-made decorative aluminum railings designed and made fit to really set your property apart from the rest.
The first railings were probably made of wood and the need for them was likely realized when a few people suffered injuries after falling from overhead walkways and staircases that lacked any safety precautions. Aside from accident prevention, railings are also used as barriers and for crowd control. One example is in theme parks like Disney World or Universal Studios that have maze like railings in front of popular attractions that force people to walk back and forth approaching the entrance instead of a single file line that extends away from the attraction.
Railings can be functional, stylish or both. A railing system in a high security prison or an industrial walkway will not consider style a high priority. The main concern here is safety and durability. A museum will require that the railing be attractive plus act as a barrier to prevent people from approaching priceless artifacts.
Staircase railings in a prestigious downtown office lobby must match the décor and make an impression to attract clients as well as prevent falls that might lead to costly lawsuits. Homeowners will need functional and attractive staircase railings and will certainly need sturdy rails for exterior balconies especially for 2nd story and high-rise buildings.
Aluminum cannot replace the ageless beauty of wood for interior staircases and it cannot match the strength of steel. Wood is still the best option If you need the look of an antebellum staircase that evokes images from the plantation mansion in the 1939 movie “Gone With the Wind”. Choose steel if you need super-strong rails that can survive violent impacts. If you don’t need those qualities, lower cost, lightweight aluminum is your best choice of material for almost any other railing application. Other advantages of aluminum are:
The main drawbacks to aluminum railings are that aluminum is susceptible to dents simply because of its low-density composition. It is worth repeating that it is not a good choice if the railing will be subjected to heavy loads. It also may be difficult to match aluminum railing with certain decors, but this is more of a question of personal taste and not actually a drawback.
The staircase is the most common location for an interior aluminum railing system. The staircase will have a wall on one or both sides where a handrail can be mounted. Any open side will have the handrail system installed into the staircase to form a free-standing structure capable of supporting a person who grabs it to prevent a fall. Spiral staircases with both sides open are less common and are normally custom-made structures.
Deck and patio aluminum railings are essential components of any house. They provide an added degree of elegance to an outdoor deck and are the only safety precaution on higher level balconies where pets and small children may want to explore. The safety concerns are the reason that local building codes are in effect with any railing system. Generally, the height of the railing must be 30” for ground level railings and at least 36” for upper story balconies. The balusters must also be 4” apart or less. The building codes can vary so a wise homeowner will check with the local housing authorities to get the codes for their locality. This information will also be available on any county or municipality website.
The most difficult choice any homeowner faces with any home improvement project is the decision to make it a Do it Yourself (DIY) project or to use the services of a qualified licensed professional. Aluminum railing is sold in kits that contain all the components needed for an easy to assemble railing and they are normally sold in six-foot or eight-foot units with varying heights.
The kits will come with instructions on how to install the railing, the tools that will be needed for installation and any safety precautions that should be taken to prevent injuries. The most difficult part of installation is affixing the rail posts to the supporting surface. This usually requires the use of a power drill and bolts to make a secure attachment that will withstand the force of a heavy person falling against the railing with no risk of failure or collapse of the structure. Any homeowner who does not have basic handyman skills should think seriously about using a qualified professional instead of assuming the risks of a DIY project.
The malleable nature of aluminum is the reason why it can be made into any style of railing to suit your staircase, patio or balcony. It can be textured to mimic wood and even stone or simply powder-coated to any desired color to match the décor of the patio or balcony. The list of pros concerning aluminum as a railing material far outweighs the cons. The use of railing kits makes installation affordable and easy to install by a person with handyman skills.
Finally, for custom made railing systems the homeowner will certainly need to use the services of a qualified contractor with experience installing aluminum railings. The homeowner will want to obtain two or three bids from reputable contractors and check out their references, licenses and examples of their previous work. The homeowner will want to look for a professional demeanor and make sure that any work is covered by a warranty. When the job is complete the only thing left to do is make a batch of magaritas and invite some friends over to show off the new aluminum railing.
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