Frequently Asked Questions About Our Steel Projects in Trainer, Pennsylvania

What are the advantages of a wrought iron railing?

If you anticipate heavy usage and lots of wear and tear, then a wrought iron rail might be your best option. A wrought iron rail is known for taking on heavier usage and can last for many more years than traditional railing. Another advantage of a wrought iron rail is that it has much more personality and style than other rails.

What is our standard rail?

Our standard railing is made of ½” square bars with a 2” top molding with 1” square posts. Our standard railing is made of straight and twist bars that alternate. Give us a call and we will give you a free estimate

What is A R Iron Works normal lead time?

This depends on the size and complexity of the project. However, we can turn many projects around in about a week from customer approval.

How much do wrought iron railings cost?

The cost of the railing depends on the linear feet of rail. Call us for a free estimate.

What is the lifespan of wrought iron railings?

Wrought iron can last a long time if maintained. Keep checking frequently to see if the paint has peeled in any spot. If it has, then repaint it because you do not want the rust to spread and paint protects the metal as well as it looks good.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, credit cards and checks. All payments are due upon installation. Larger projects require a deposit.

Do you give free estimates?

Yes, we give free estimates in the tri-state area. You can also send photographs of your steps or porch and we can give you an estimate based on the photo. Having installed railings for so many years, we can usually provide an estimate over the phone based on the information you provide (i.e. number of steps, porch dimensions, etc.)

Is there a warranty on the wrought iron railings?

Yes, a one year warranty that covers construction of the railing and installation. Warranty does not cover paint.

What type of products do you make?

Railings, gates, ladders, balconies, cable rails, window guards, fire escapes, stairs, grating, and structural steel,.

Do you work directly with homeowners or mostly contractors?

We work with both homeowners and contractors.

Is powder coating a railing better than paint?

Powder coating is a great option for outside railings because it withstands the harsh winters and the summer heat.

What should I do if there is rust starting to form on my exterior metal work?

If the rusting problem is a minor one, take a steel wool pad or wire brush and take off the rust and the paint around it to make a smooth surface. Clean it well and apply a coat of a metal primer and a top coat of high quality enamel paint (not a water based paint). If the rust has started to eat through the iron' the section can usually be replaced and the item restored. Give us a call and we would be glad to give you a quote on repairing your item.

Can a wrought iron rails be fixed?

In some cases there are simple repairs that can be made to extend the useful life of your railing for many years to come. Other times the rail will need to be replaced if there shows signs of rust and deterioration.

Can you make a railing like the one I saw in my neighborhood?

Yes, we can make a railing based on your preference. If you can provide a picture of the railing you would like, we can give you an estimate.

Do you make railings for inside my home?

Yes, we make both interior and exterior railings.

I have brick/stone steps, can you put a railing in brick/stone?

We core drill and can install a railing in the brick or stone.

What color railings can I choose from?

You can have any color you desire. We offer black and white but if you want a different color you can purchase the paint and we will gladly paint it for you. You must purchase an oil-based enamel paint.

What designs can I pick from?

You may add designs to your railing at an additional cost. If you can email us a picture of the design you want, we can give you an estimate.

How do I know what types of railings you make?

You can visit our website and see the various options.

Do you carry railings in stock?

No, each railing is custom-made for you.