Archive for February, 2014

Hercules Custom Iron Highway Fencing: Have You Seen Us?

Friday, February 28th, 2014

When you’re driving on the highway in the morning commute, you might not be thinking about that fact that there’s a good chance you’ve seen Hercules Custom Iron along the way. But just like highways need asphalt and signs, they need fences and other heavy highway equipment. We’ve installed everything from bridge rails and guardrails, to custom bollards and pedestrian fencing along highways across the area. We also do location-specific designs that require ingenuity and creativity to accommodate the needs of the location. Here’s where you might see Hercules Custom Iron.

On a Bridge

Overpass bridges need heavy duty guard rails to prevent vehicles from falling onto the highway below in the even of an accident. They may also require pedestrian fencing if there is pedestrian traffic on the bridge.

On an Exit Ramp

Exit ramps often feature guard rails and concrete barriers, both of which can be constructed by Hercules Custom Iron

In Urban Areas

Highways that run through urban areas often require more fencing to protect pedestrians and driversm due to the high volume of both in the area.

 

highway fencing

 

 

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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Decorative Doors from Hercules Custom Iron

Friday, February 21st, 2014

While Hercules Custom Iron specializes in iron and aluminum fencing, we also are proficient in a variety of other projects, including railings, security fencing (crash rated bollards, gate entry), gates, and even doors. In this week’s signature project, we’re featuring these beautiful custom doors in Washington, D.C. We removed and modified some existing ornamental paneling on these exterior doors to replace it with new panels which matched the existing panels. We then powder coated the new and old panels black and re-installed them, all of which was “fast tracked” to meet the time frame requirements of the client. For your custom and decorative door needs, Hercules Custom Iron can provide you with both beautiful and timely solutions.

 

decorative door

 

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!

 

Balcony Rail Fencing from Hercules Custom Iron

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The great thing about balcony rail fencing is the multitude of options you have when it comes to what kind of fence you want to install on your balcony. Let’s cover a few of your options for balcony rail fencing.

Aluminum

Aluminum fencing is used for tons of applications, and it’s just as good for balconies as it is for any other use. Aluminum can weather the elements outdoors, and is strong, lightweight and durable. Plus it comes in many different colors and styles, and as always, our powder coating treatment ensures it will last a long time.

Iron

Iron balcony rails evoke a majestic feel that makes for a classy, upscale balcony. When only the best will do, ornate iron balcony rails are the right choice.

Glass

Glass rails are great for balconies because they provide safety while keeping the view intact. They also have no open spaces, which provides better protection for small pets and children, and prevents a leg or arm from getting caught.

 

balcony rail

 

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!

How Fences Protect Your Business

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

All businesses are vulnerable to theft and inventory loss. It’s very important for free-standing small businesses to invest in security fences and security fence technology in order to protect not only against inventory loss and theft, but also to ensure the safety of the employees at the facility, and to prevent vandalism

Security Fences

Fences themselves can be designed to deter theft and intrusion. Anti-climb fencing keeps your perimeter secure from would-be intruders, as does electrified fencing. Barbed wire serves as an added deterrent on straight vertical fences. Chain link fence is especially practical for use as security fencing. Not only can it cover larger perimeters, chain link fence is also low maintenance durable and can be built very tall. Iron gates with crash rated bollards, such as in the photo below, prevent would be gate-crashers from forcing entry into your business’ facility. For protecting business, security fences should serve as your first line of defense.

 

 

security 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!