Archive for October, 2013

Louvered Screening Design

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Louvered screening is a type of fence that is often used to enclose small areas rather than large swaths of land. Read on to find out about the reasons for its use and the benefits of louvered screening.

 

Design

The design of louvered screening is such that it keeps out the elements but lets in air. It does this by using a design similar to blinds on a window that are turned down. The fence provides great protection from the elements in this way, but still lets in air, which is important because louvered screening is often used to house things like the hub of a ventilation system. These HVAC units need to be placed outside in order to draw in air, but they also need to be fenced in for protection. Louvered screening offers a great way to protect these units while still allowing them to draw in or discharge the air that they need.

 

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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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Specialty Aluminum Products from Hercules Custom Iron

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Hercules Custom Iron not only has a full service iron shop, we also have a separate building which houses our aluminum fabrication shop. We specialize in all aluminum fencing products, including balcony rails, louvered panels, wire mesh screening, trellises and more. Our in-house aluminum fabrication means we get full control over the product, and this lets us apply techniques like our thermal powder coating, which adds both strength and a handsome color to all of our aluminum products. We’ve got plenty of color options for you to choose them, check them out here. Our railings come in several different styles, and their aluminum construction means they’ll never rust and are virtually maintenance free. Our custom aluminum shop can meet all of your aluminum fencing needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

 

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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 Benefits of Iron Fences

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Custom iron fencing is our specialty here at Hercules Custom Iron, and we believe it’s one of the best options you can go for when selecting a new fence. Let’s talk about the many benefits of iron fences.

 

Visual Appeal

For starters, wrought iron fences have a visual appeal that’s hard to beat. These fences can be customized into any design or pattern, giving them an ornate and intricate appearance that other fences such as chain link fences just don’t have. Black is the typical color for an iron fence, but with our powder coating, we can provide iron fencing in several other classy colors as well.

Strength

Don’t let its looks fool you, iron fencing is strong and built to last. Unlike wood fences which are susceptible to rotting, iron fences can take plenty of abuse from the elements. The only maintenance that’s require is usually a refinishing every few years.

Security

Iron fences provide great security due to their combination of strength and their ornate qualities. Iron fences can often be designed with spikes on the top, which look great, and also serve as a deterrent for anyone considering climbing the fence. Iron fences are also inherently difficult to climb due to the thin nature of the posts.

 

 Hercules Custom Iron Custom Fence

 

 

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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Source

 

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-advantages-of-iron-fencing.htm

Light Structural Work from Hercules Custom Iron

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Hercules Custom Iron offers a lot more than just great custom iron fencing. We offer lots of other fencing and railings of all different materials and styles. We also offer light structural design and installation services. We’ve worked on both interior and exterior stair projects as well as custom landscape walls. You can trust Hercules Custom Iron for your light structural work, because you know that the Hercules name means quality. Check out a photo gallery of some of the light structural projects we’ve done here. From residential staircases to commercial interior steel structural support, Hercules Custom Iron is ready for the job. We manufacture our materials in-house, which means we’re able to oversee their quality from their inception to their installation. Talk to us today about how we can meet your light structural needs.

 

 light structural

 

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!

Heavy Duty Fencing from Hercules Custom Iron

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Hercules Custom Iron has all of your heavy duty fencing needs for any possible application. With us, you get the experience that comes with having worked on many heavy duty fencing projects. We’ve provided fencing for highways as well as heavy construction projects that holds its own against the elements and man-made objects.

Why is our heavy duty fencing so strong? We make it ourselves in our own manufacturing plant. This way we get to oversee and control the quality of our iron and steel from start to finish, so we know that it will hold up. We also use techniques like our in-house-powder coating, which adds another degree of strength at the end of the process with the painting of the fence. This process involves the addition of an anti-rust sealer, a zinc rich primer, and a polyester finish coat which offers an additional 8-10 mils of protection. We strengthen our heavy duty fence at every chance we get, which is why it will work great for your highway or construction application. Talk to us today about how we can help you in your heavy duty fence needs.

 

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Galvanized steel handrail.

 

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!