Steel porch fabrication and erection specialists in Chicago, Il.
Steel Porch Fabrication And Erection, Done Right
The art of architecture makes our homes beautiful and improves our life’s quality. Magic happens when the architect’s drawing is properly translated into the language of miscellaneous steel. It takes much knowledge and experience to fabricate and install a decent steel porch. At Structural Beam, we know a thing or two about the art of miscellaneous metal fabrication.
The anatomy of the steel porch
When you think about a steel porch, what parts of the porch come to your mind? If you think about it, it comes out that your house’s steel porch is a rather complex construction, that requires a knowledgeable general contractor and concerted efforts of builders, fabricator that does steel fabrications services, and erector, well versed in different aspects of the construction process.
In most cases, there’d be at least :
- Steel porch deck, consisting of girders and joists. The deck requires support posts of concrete, bricks, or steel, depending on the engineering solution
- Metal porch roof, if your porch has got one. Porch roof spells out into girders and joists, ceiling and integrated electric cables and lamps
- Steel porch columns. The structural columns that hold the roof and are load-bearing and require structurally sound supports
- Porch steps/staircase along with hand railings
- Metal porch railing can be done in mild steel, stainless steel, or wrought iron. Wrought iron railing is quite popular, despite the higher cost, due to its aesthetic appeal
- Steel porch decorative posts, added by the architect for aesthetic reasons and not load-bearing
A residential building construction project is a complex affair, involving many contractors, doing their own thing. However, miscellaneous steel fabricators and erectors must be well familiar with masonry and structural steelworks to successfully fabricate and erect a steel porch that will have a long service life.
In the loop early
Speaking from Structural Beam miscellaneous steel fabrication and erection experience, the best results, namely precise fabrication and smooth erection of steel porch require both fabricator and erector to be brought in the loop early. It assures that the porch foundation, column supports, all the connections with the front wall by the entrance are there and in exact correspondence with metal porch structural elements.
In the case of Structural Beam, it’s an easy thing to do, because Structural Beam offers our customers both miscellaneous steel fabrication and erection services, along with both brick and concrete masonry and repair/alteration works. The whole project can be done within one company and that assures the best outcome for the customers.
At Structural Beam, we are our own supplier. We work with the best steel product suppliers in the industry, and always have an uninterrupted supply of metal products, required for successful steel porch fabrication, including all types of hot-rolled and cold-formed mild steel products, stainless steel, and galvanized steel products.
Professional fabrication with minimum on-site alterations
Precise detailing and good shop sketches with deep engagement of miscellaneous steel fabricator, along with exact placement plan drawings allow for the steel porch fabrication to commence. In our miscellaneous steel fabrication workshop, we’ve got all tools and equipment it takes to do a high-quality fabrication. Our experienced fabrication team was a part of many successfully completed projects, that you can see in our portfolio.
Precise fabrication means that all the fabricated parts of the porch will have the least exposure to the elements and will receive a layer of primer paint before arriving at the erection site. It helps to protect the steel elements from corrosion at the earliest stage.
Careful delivery matters and we can deliver all the pre-fab parts of the metal porch to the erection site intact. Our experienced miscellaneous steel erection team will then proceed with the steel porch erection. Since the erector was in on the fabrication early, and careful detailing was done with all the fabrication and erection details clarified, the erection will go smoothly and will be completed on time.
Welding will be done by our certified and highly professional welders, and primer paint will be promptly applied to the welds for maximum protection from corrosion.
Structural Beam is your local, Chicago, Il. miscellaneous steel fabricator and erector with concrete and brick masonry capabilities. We’ve got many successfully completed miscellaneous steel projects under our belt. Call us today at +1 773-917-8998 and get a free estimate for your metal porch project!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I order a steel porch near me in Chicago, Il?
Structural Beam is a Chicago, Il based company, offering miscellaneous steel fabrication and erection services. You can order steel porch from us, and be sure you’ll get the best price and highest quality in the market.