Archive for May, 2014

Steel Railings for Every Application

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Steel railings are necessary in lots of applications, residential, commercial and industrial. Hercules Custom Iron can provide you with steel and aluminum railings, handrails, guardrails, safety rails, and rails for retaining walls that meet local all regulatory requirements as well as ADA codes. In addition, our steel and aluminum products are all manufactured in-house with our own powder coating process that produces a finish meant to last.

Steel and Aluminum Railing Applications

Stairways and Walkways. Steel and aluminum are the perfect material for walkways and stairways. In addition to their strength and the support they provide, steel and aluminum can be crafted into ornate, aesthetically appealing railings.

Retaining Walls. The strength of steel and aluminum is also extremely useful in retaining wall applications. Durability is a factor here too, as steel and aluminum can stand up to the elements for many years with minimal maintenance.

Balconies and Decks. Keep everyone safe with heavy duty steel railings that won’t give or sway.

Parking Garages. For openings in parking garage exteriors, steel or aluminum railings provide the ideal safety and security solution.

 steel aluminum railing

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 Powder Coating

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Powder Coating FinishWhen it comes to adding a finish to your fencing products, choose a powder coating. In the past, liquid finishing was often used on products, but over the years research has found that liquid finishing contains solvents. These solvents have pollutants called volatile organic compounds. VOC’s can cause damage to our atmosphere and increase our carbon footprint. When you use powder coating, you have the peace of mind knowing that solvents are not pound and therefore no damage is caused to the environment. Powder coating is also able to be recovered if excess is used to reduce waste. Any unused or retrieved product can be stored and reused in future projects. Powder coating is pollution free and friendly for the environment, so U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations are easy to uphold and meet.

Powder coating also lasts longer, making your fence look better for longer. It also cuts down on maintenance. At Hercules Fence Custom Iron, we offer an in house powder coating process that is state of the art, guaranteeing only the best results. We are able to use powder coating to finish projects like fences, gates, and railings, with the ability to produce enough powder to coat unusually shaped and sized projects. Material that is about to be coated with a powder coating is sand-blasted to leave a bare and smooth metal finish to allow the coating to adhere better. Our technicians will then use a sealer to prevent any rusting from occurring. A zinc rich primer is then applied to the material to ensure the best finish possible, with the polyester coating following.

If you have a question about our in house powder coating process, or wish to receive an estimate, give us a call at 1(800)-331-2590. You can also visit our website and fill out our contact form today. Follow Hercules Fence Custom Iron today on Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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http://www.powdercoating.org/12/Our-Industry/Benefits-of-Powder-Coating

Wire Mesh Paneling: An Alternative to Chain Link Fencing

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Chain link fencing is everywhere. From residential to commercial and industrial use, you’d be hard pressed to find an application where chain link fencing isn’t present. And it’s not for nothing that chain link fencing is so ubiquitous. Chain link fences are strong, affordable, and practical solutions for many uses.

Although chain link fencing is very popular, there are alternatives out there for those who are looking to get away from chain link. Wire mesh paneling is one such option. Wire mesh paneling is made of welded panels with a strong mesh panel that fills out the frame. Because the unit is welded together, it offers much more resistance than chain link fencing. Wire mesh panels can be used for a variety of applications. From staircases to parking lots to playground fences, wire mesh panels provide excellent structural integrity and access control. They are also highly resistant to corrosion and oxidation, making them a durable fencing solution. For an alternative to chain link fencing, consider wire mesh paneling.

 

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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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Iron and Aluminum Park Fences and Adornments

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Park fences are as much a part of a park as the grass and trees themselves. A park fence can be used in many distinct ways in the context of a park. From perimeter marking to decorative design and adornment, iron and aluminum make for beautiful park fences.

 

Perimeter Fencing

Iron and aluminum fences can be used to run the perimeter of a park, making its boundaries clearly known and visible. Perimeter fencing is also good for families with young children and pets who may run around, as it keeps them within a certain area, making it easy for parents to keep an eye on them.

Environmental Concerns

Fencing can also be used as a way to protect old trees or other natural features of the park. By constructing a fence around the feature, patrons can admire without doing any damage.

Design and Adornment

Our iron fences can be customized to serve as adornment for a beautiful park aesthetic. From short sidewalk baseline runners to large stately gates, iron and aluminum fencing make for an elegant park aesthetic. Their ability to withstand the elements makes them great for outdoor use, and their low maintenance requirements ensure they’ll be standing for many years to come.

park 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!

Industrial Strength Fencing Applications

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

For industrial applications, you need heavy-duty fencing. Industrial fencing needs to be able to stand up to the elements, as well as the abuse that can come along with industrial activity. For these purposes, iron and aluminum fencing work best. Iron and aluminum are both prized for their durability, longevity, and strength, making them ideal for industrial use. As a custom manufacturer, our metals are held to the highest standards of quality. We manufacture everything in-house to ensure it meets these standards. Here are some examples of potential industrial applications for our metal fencing.

Highways and Roadways

Whether you’re building a new on-ramp or a pedestrian bridge over a busy highway, metal is the ideal material for roadway fencing. Steel fencing is durable enough to withstand the elements, and strong enough to keep both pedestrians and motorists safe.

Industrial Enclosures

Outdoor enclosures are often necessary for things such as large HVAC components. This prevents them from being vandalized and ensures only qualified personnel can access HVAC units. Whether it’s louvered screening or aluminum, metal keeps enclosures strong and impermeable.

Gates and Perimeter Fencing

Large industrial complexes need to be fenced off to protect against vandalism and theft, and to protect anyone who may have otherwise wandered onto the property. Steel fencing provides a strong and long-lasting barrier that protects against intrusion.

 

industrial fencing applications

 

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!