Archive for July, 2013

How to Care for Your Wrought Iron Fence

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

If you have a wrought iron fence, you want it to look like the day it was installed. Iron is a long-lasting and durable material. Even so, it still requires maintenance from time to time. A wrought iron fence can become weathered and cracked over time leaving it looking old. Here are a few tips to keep your wrought iron fence looking as sturdy and mighty as it ever has:

  • Protect your investment – To ward off rust and weather elements, it is best to apply a protective coat of wax to your wrought iron fence. It can also be helpful to cover your fence in a tarp when it rains and if it is located near a pool, a protective sealant can be purchase that prevents it from degrading or rusting.
  • Check for loose fence posts – If you find any loose fence posts, don’t kick or bend them as it will weaken the concrete base. A drill fitted with a concrete drill bit should allow you to drill down and make a space that is big enough that you can straighten the fence post out. Then, filling it with some quick drying concrete will ensure that the post is back to the straight position it was previously in.

  • Get rid of the rust – When rust happens to your wrought iron fence, the best remedy is usually an emery cloth in addition to using a rust neutrilizer. Other solutions include sand paper. The objective is to make a smooth surface that you can repaint later. After removing the rust, spray the rust neutralizer before repainting part of your fence.

And for all your wrought iron fence needs, contact Hercules Custom Iron. We do more than just wrought iron fences, but we have plenty of options for your custom iron projects.

Hercules Custom Iron is proud to be an affiliate of Hercules Fence. We have more than 70 years of industry experience and are committed to providing quality craftsmanship. Our custom designs are crafted by master fabricators to produce ornamental iron that offers both aesthetic appeal and structural reliability. Professional in-house installers take care to provide the highest quality service for every job they complete.

Our state-of-the art manufacturing and sand blasting facility is located just 60 miles north of Washington D.C. We also offer onsite, top of the line paint and powder coating. Our dedication has enabled Hercules Custom Iron to become a revolutionary company respected throughout the industry. We are proud to of our place as a leading manufacturer of custom iron work throughout, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. We look forward to having you Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you with your next custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project!

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The Hercules Custom Experience

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Here at Hercules Custom Iron, we are what we like to call a Full-Service fabrication company. You may already know this because you may have read it in the banner at the top of the web page. That is okay. We wanted to remind you of this fact because you may not fully understand what we can offer you or what we are capable of. What does the custom experience mean to you, the customer?

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The first provision that you get is seeing what comes before you. HCI’s website and our blog are both filled with pictures and details of previous jobs and signature projects. You get to see all of the things we have done for others before you decide whether or not we will provide you with our services.

 

Next you get an array of options, from categorization in residential or commercial and industrial, to our product page that shows you our general guidelines for the project that we will be working on for you. HCI wants to provide you with every option when it comes to your Custom Iron needs. That is why we also offer In-House Powder Coating and Aluminum Fabrication to our customers.

 

Finally, that little section in the top right corner. It has our number, our address, and the contact us button. We want to start talking to you right away. From the get go it will be about what we can do for you. There is a reason that custom is the start of customer experience. Let us show you that reason.

Hercules Custom Iron is proud to be an affiliate of Hercules Fence. We have more than 70 years of industry experience and are committed to providing quality craftsmanship. Our custom designs are crafted by master fabricators to produce ornamental iron that offers both aesthetic appeal and structural reliability. Professional in-house installers take care to provide the highest quality service for every job they complete.

Our state-of-the art manufacturing and sand blasting facility is located just 60 miles north of Washington D.C. We also offer onsite, top of the line paint and powder coating. Our dedication has enabled Hercules Custom Iron to become a revolutionary company respected throughout the industry. We are proud to of our place as a leading manufacturer of custom iron work throughout, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. We look forward to having you Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you with your next custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project!

Be sure to follow Hercules Custom Iron on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!