Archive for December, 2013

Why is it Important to Have a Deck Fence?

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Decks are a great place to entertain company, eat, sunbathe, or spend time with your family. If your deck isn’t ground level, it’s important to have a fence surrounding the deck.

 

Safety

Safety is always a priority that fences take care of. Even with decks that aren’t very high off the ground it’s important to have a fence. Though it might not be a far fall, it might be enough to injure someone, and all it takes is one false step. If you have pets, fences will keep them safe as well. If your dog chases after every squirrel that catches his eye, a fence will keep him from falling off the deck.

Aesthetic

In addition to safety, decks just look nicer with a fence. You can customize a deck fence to suit your tastes. Many decks are made out of wood, so a wood fence goes nicely with a wood deck. However, the deck fence doesn’t necessarily have to be wood. Glass panel railings provide just as much safety as a wood fence and give you a nice view as well.

 

deck 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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Installing a Gate on a Slope

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Though it can be done, installing a gate on a slope is not advisable. The slope can create problems with opening and closing the gate, which could render it difficult to use. If at all possible, finding a flat area for the gate is the best bet.

However, if there’s no other good place for the gate, there are some things that can be done to accommodate the gate to the slope. Narrower gates work better on slopes because they have a smaller range of motion and are less likely to run into the ground. If the ground does interfere with the action of the gate, a little digging and landscaping in problem areas can solve the issue. A gate installed on a slope should open on the downward side of the slope so the ground doesn’t interfere.

 

gate installation

 

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.fencespecialists.com/blog/fencing-tips/should-i-install-a-gate-on-a-slope/

Heavy Duty Highway Fencing from Hercules Custom Iron

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Highway projects require heavy duty fencing for several reasons. For one, longevity. Fences on the highway are exposed to elements 24/7. Whether it’s blistering sun or freezing rain, the fence has to be able to hold up. The other reason heavy duty fencing is needed on highways is for the purpose of protection. Guard rails protect cars from careening off an overpass in the event of an accident, and heavy duty iron fences protect pedestrians in areas with pedestrian traffic close to the highway.

Just because highway fencing has to be heavy duty, doesn’t mean it has to be utilitarian. Custom paint and designs can be used on lots of heavy duty fencing, ask us about what options are available for your specific project.

 

highway 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!

Be sure to follow Hercules Custom Iron on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

Specialty Metals from Hercules Custom Iron

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Don’t let the name fool you, Hercules Custom Iron does much more than just iron. In addition to aluminum, we also work with brass and stainless steel for a variety of custom projects. We do both interior and exterior brass and stainless steel railings that can be used in lots of different applications. Stainless steel works great for handrails for outdoor walkways, while brass gives a classy look to indoor stairway railings. We do projects in specialty metals for both commercial and residential applications. Whether you’re looking for brass railings for a new hotel lobby, or for the staircase in your home, Hercules Custom Iron can do the job. We put just as much care into our specialty metals as we do our aluminum and iron projects, so you know you can trust us for a job well done. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you with your specialty metal project.

 

specialty metals

 

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!