Archive for September, 2013

Hercules Custom Iron Signature Projects

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Hercules Custom Iron has done many projects both for government and commercial enterprises around the region. They can all be viewed here. Below is a sampler of a few of our most notable projects.

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Hercules Custom Iron gave the treasury a hand by refurbishing its existing gates with the addition off stiffeners, weld fixes, sandblasting and powder coating. We re-welded the gates back in place and they sit guarding the treasury right now. It’s a tall order to guard the country’s most important financial institution, but someone has to do it!

 

us treasury fence

 

Carderock Naval Base/United States Naval Observatory

Between these two facilities we installed just under four miles of 10 foot high steel ornamental fencing. In total, the project used over one million pounds of steel, with each panel weighing in at almost 450 pounds.

 

naval base fence

 

Washington, D.C. Embassies

Hercules Custom Iron worked on fences for both the Chinese and British embassies, both of which used custom cut monument tops that are very becoming of an embassy.

 

British embassy.

British embassy.

 

Chinese embassy.

Chinese embassy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

Gates from Hercules Custom Iron

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

 

What would a great fence be without a great gate? Gates can affect a wide variety of styles and are the perfect opportunity to put a personal touch on the style of your fence. Gates can also stand alone, such as gates in archways or at the end of driveways. No matter the application, a gate from Hercules Custom Iron is guaranteed to draw some looks.

We offer a wide selection of gate styles including arched, aluminum, standard, flat top, custom, and steel designs. We specialize in intricate gates with customized arches and scrolls. But we’re also just as happy to install a simple gate in a rustic three-board paddock fence. We provide you with a quality, custom made product that is manufactured and installed by professionals. If you’re in the market for a gate, Hercules Custom Iron has what you’re looking for.

 

 

Hercules Custom Iron

 

 

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 FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

Indoor Fencing Applications

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

 

While fencing and railings are traditionally thought of for outside use, they have many indoor applications which are both functional and have the benefit of great form.

Indoor stairways are one place where railings are put to good use. Railings help people stabilize themselves as they go up the stairs, and also add a nice touch to a staircase. We supply railings for staircases in a variety of styles and materials, including architectural cable, glass, aluminum, and steel. No matter how you want your staircase railings to look, Hercules Custom Iron can provide you with a product that fits your needs.

Another application for indoor fencing are on upper floors that open out into an atrium or other open space. Fencing and railings are often required to meet safety regulations, and can be designed to fit the other décor of the building. Indoor balconies also are great places to incorporate ornamental fencing. Hercules Custom Iron offers balcony railings in several styles including traditional, Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Senate.

For all of your fencing needs, whether they’re indoor or outdoor, you can trust Hercules Custom Iron. We deliver high quality custom products with professional installation and unmatched customer service.

 

Hercules Custom Iron

 

 

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 FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

Wire Mesh Paneling vs. Chain Link Fencing

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Wire mesh paneling and chain link fencing are both good fencing options, though they have slight differences that make them both suitable for different applications. In both cases, we manufacturer the fences to provide superior corrosion and oxidation resistance, to ensure that whatever fence you choose will last a long time.

While chain link fences are designed for outside use, wire mesh paneling can be used both inside and outside. One of the reasons for this is the size and portability of wire mesh. The average panel of wire mesh weighs about 55 pounds while a roll of chain link fence can weigh up to 600 pounds. In addition, chain link fence usually comes in fairly standardized sizes, making it less adaptable than wire mesh, which comes in a variety of sizes.

In the event that the fence needs to be relocated, the task is much more easily done with wire mesh than with chain link fencing, once again due to the standardization of chain link fence which limits its adaptability. Wire mesh is also preferable to chain link in the event that the fence needs to cover a large height, as mesh can be stacked with the addition of support posts.

Overall, while both types of fences have their benefits, wire mesh paneling offers more flexibility, making it great for use in a variety of applications.

wire mesh

 

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 FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

Source

 

http://www.wiresecuritycages.com/chainvswire.cfm