Metal beams are a vital structural feature of many properties. They may be used to create an internal frame, or perhaps to support a part of the roof or the floor. While metal is strong and resilient, there may come a time when the steel beams will start to show some signs of wear. While it can be tempting to think that the steel beams are strong enough to withstand a little corrosion without too much concern, you must maintain a proper maintenance regime and take good care of your beams. If the steel beams have started to show some signs of deterioration, it's best to speak to a metal restoration and repair company so they can assess the extent of the damage.
How can you treat steel beams?
There are several approaches that a repair company might take to repairing steel beams. For minor repairs, all that may be required is to blast away the surface corrosion and repaint the beams. If more severe damage has occurred, the company can talk to you about using a torch or a plasma cutter to remove damaged sections of the steel beams and welding in replacement sections of the same profile and thickness. If you aren't sure how the repair company can help you, call them today and let them examine the condition of your steel beams.
Should you repair or replace the beam?
The repair company will determine whether the steel beams are beyond economical repair. If they decide that replacing the beam is a better option, they can explain what will be involved in that process and what preparations you should make before the work can begin. If they, instead, opt to only replace the severely damaged sections of the beam, they will provide you with a complete outline of all the work they will complete and explain what they will be doing at every stage of the process.
Finding a steel beam restoration company
Locating a company that can repair or restore steel beams can be a little different to finding a company to install new supports. It is best to look for a company that can demonstrate a proven track record completing similar jobs. It would be even better if you see examples of repair work they have completed in the past. Looking at their work can provide the confidence that they can finish your project to a sufficiently high standard.
For more information about steel beams, reach out to a restoration service near you.