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5 Reasons to Hire a Certified Welder

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Welding a project like a toolbox looks simple to an outsider. The reality is, if done wrong, one misstep while welding can cause serious injuries. Safety is just one of the important things you must consider when planning a welding project. There are so many things to keep in mind for these projects, like materials and timing. You need a professional to take care of the details. A certified welder can point you in the right direction for your next welding project. Need a little more convincing? Here are 5 compelling reasons why you need to hire a welding company.

  1. Welding Companies Have the Proper Equipment The cost to rent welding equipment runs well over $1,000 per month. That price doesn't include all the small items you need to complete your project. Do you even know what else you need to weld a deck or equipment together, for example? It's one thing to draw up a design on paper. It takes far more dangerous equipment to turn the design into reality. In the end, you save money and frustration by hiring a certified welder. They have the tools to get it right the first time.

  2. They Meet Canadian Welding Bureau Standards The CWB formed in 1947 to oversee the enforcement of the new welding standards. As technology changes, the CWB ensures welders stay up-to-date. Certified welders take classes for years to learn new techniques. They learn how to anticipate problems and address them quickly. A good welder never stops learning and adapting to changes in technology. These strict standards protect the public. CWB certification is a sign that you can trust the welding company. All CWB welders are tested for engineered approved welding procedures. For any project that is CWB W47.1 (steel) & W47.2 (aluminum), welders have to follow engineered prints for the weld size, procedure & weld testing. For aluminum (W47.2), Advantage Manufacturing Ltd. has to make an engineered procedure then get it approved by welding a test coupon and performing a bend test on it, then send the results to the CWB to look over them and send us approval. This process is done for all the different grades of aluminum (over 30), the different welding consumables (22) and different weld positions.

  3. A Certified Welder has Years of Experience Certain forms of welding are so complex, only a handful of welding companies offer these services. Aluminum, for example, has a low melting point which makes it tricky to weld. A welder who puts in the time to get certified will know how to work with any material. Welders who go the extra mile to learn will find safe ways to weld aluminum anywhere. Look for a company willing to come to you. They're the welders who are serious about the business.

  4. They Know How to Stay Safe During Any Type of Project Eye injuries are one of the most common when it comes to welding. The bright light damages your eyesight. Electrical shocks and third-degree burns are other common injuries for welders. It takes years of classes to learn every way to protect yourself while welding. Welders must learn how to protect those around them, as well.

  5. Certified Welders Create Detailed Projects Have you ever wished you could have an intricate scroll-work gate in front of your house? These functional works of art take skills only found in a professional welder. Invest your money in hiring a professional instead of doing it yourself. Tell them exactly what you want, don't be shy. You'll love the result.

Trust a Welding Company to Complete Your Next Project

At Advantage Manufacturing Ltd., we want everyone to stay safe. For your welding project to have the best outcome, we suggest hiring a certified welder. Contact us to get a price quote on your welding project. Our CWB certified technicians are ready to help you in Drayton Valley and the Edmonton area with all your custom welding and repair needs.


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