Why Should I See a Professional to Get My Metal Welded?

Whatever type of metal project you’re creating, hiring a professional welder is worth it. Metal is strong and durable, but it still requires skill to ensure joints and seams will hold up over the coming years. The more wear and tear you expect it to undergo, the more important it is that you get professional metal welding.

Here’s why you should visit a professional welding shop for your next project:

  • Professional training and better experience: Unless you’re a professional welder yourself, chances are that you’re not welding objects day in and day out. Professional welders not only have years of training, but they use their skills all day, every day, on a wide range of projects. When you work with a professional welder, they are more likely to have the experience and training to ensure your specific project gets great results.
  • High-quality equipment: Professional metal welding shops can’t afford to cut corners on welding equipment, since it could compromise the quality of the welds. Professionals will have higher-quality equipment than you’re likely to have access to on your own. Since high quality welding equipment is expensive, it’s usually not worth it to try to purchase the equipment and do it yourself—especially if you’re not going to weld projects on a regular basis. Most shops will have a variety of equipment types, too, including MIG, TIG and electric arc equipment. The type they use will depend on the project you’d like to complete.
  • Valuable advice and input: When you take a project to a professional welder, you’re not just paying for the welding itself. You’re also paying for the welder’s advice and input. Your welder will look at the metal pieces you’d like to join and evaluate them for any flaws or damage. They’ll consider the type of metal you’re using, the results you’d like to achieve and whether they see any other issues. If you’re asking for something that’s not achievable, or your project might not hold up over time, they’ll let you know ahead of time. That saves time, money and potentially catastrophic failures later on.
  • Superior weld quality: Last but not least, professional welders can provide superior weld quality. As a result of their experience, training, better equipment and professional evaluations, they can produce welds that will last throughout the product’s lifetime. Your welder will make sure the metal is joined together permanently, and that it will meet or exceed all safety needs.

As you can see, there’s a lot to gain from working with professional metal welders. If you want your project to last, take advantage of a professional’s skills, experience and better metal welding equipment. You’re guaranteed to get a better result than if you tried to achieve the same goals on your own.

Escofab Inc. is a metal machining and fabrication shop, dedicated to creating projects from stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum and UHMW plastic. If you’re in need of professional metal welders, call us first. We’ll be happy to evaluate your project and give you a quote when you reach out today.