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Question DetailsAsked on 7/21/2013

Where can I find someone who can install a new wrought iron balcony in Delaware County, Pennsylvania?

The wrought iron balcony that exists currently is attached to the second floor outside of a duplex in Alden, PA.

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I presume you are replacing it for architectural / aesthetic reasons ? Otherwise, probably a LOT cheaper to have it removed, sandblasted (and repaired if necessary), repainted, then reinstalled. Wrought iron balconies can last many centuries -there are a lot in Europe that have been in service for 500 years, because wrought iron does not rust deeply or very fast like steel.

Cost depends on a lot of things - whether new one has same mountings, whether old one has tension rods or beams that penetrate the shell of the building or are just bolted on, if existing mountings are strong enough and secure,, whether it will require a crane to install or just scaffolding, etc.

If you have the new one, a general contractor or professional iron balcony and porch installer could do it, and in larger cities (particularly on the east coast where ironwork is common) some ironwork and steel erection companies will do it.

If you do not have the new one, find a well-recommended local ironworking manufacturer/ fabricator locally who can usually both make and install it.

Before starting this project make sure your home is not listed as a historic structure, and that you are not in a historic preservation district - woldl be a pity to put in a new one and then get fined and have to replace the old one.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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