The field of metal fabricators is a vastly encompassing area of steel, metal and ironworks products. Some can be made by machinery for standard size area’s but mostly these items are custom crafted and designed on an individual basis due to the nature of the buildings in the tri-state area all being unique in size and design. When looking into residential applications and steel fabrication there are a few items which can be found mostly online for typical size applications. These are mostly small metal staircases, some standard steel or hollow metal window guards, fixed roof ladders,caged roof ladders and roof railings. But they fit very few and far in between applications size wise. When it comes to commercial building metal fabrication its almost impossible to find something ready made to fit, that’s why the custom ironworks and metal fabrication shops are so predominant in new york. Almost every industrial or commercial building is unique in size and shape, making anything needed on it anywhere custom fabricated. As time goes on needs change for all buildings,big and small. Parapet roof railing laws are not being enforced citywide making any roof require a 42 inch high perimeter. More so for multi-unit apartment buildings and office buildings. The rodent problem has born the product of steel trash can enclosures which are vermin and insect proof due to the increase in garbage from area’s becoming more populated,exploding the rat population that loves to feed on human trash.Many older apartment buildings are replacing their older boilers which are inefficient and now require ships ladders, steel grating catwalks and removal pipe railings to service and maintain them. All in all these various metal fabrications need to be measured and assessed in the field,then custom designed, estimated for material cost and labor as well as installation labor. This may seem like a simple task ,but any iron fabricator must be experienced for many years to accomplish and figure out everything that is involved. It is not like going to the store and ordering something at a box store. That is why none of the items are sold in stores and there is not even a department for steel fabrication in any home improvement store of any worker there that has any knowledge on the subject. This is field of highly skilled craftsman who do dirty work under tough conditions, relying strictly on their own experience to guide them.