Archive for July, 2014

Pool Fencing: Glass Rails, for Style and Safety

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Pool fencing is an essential part of any pool setup. Pool fencing keeps pools safe for children and pets, and is required by law for most in-ground pools deeper than 2 feet.

Any number of fences will work well for pool applications, but only one fence holds the distinction of protecting your pool while keeping the view clear and unobstructed. Glass rail fencing is fencing made of clear glass panels which meet regulations for pool fencing while maintaining the view around the pool. This is ideal for homeowners and commercial pool operators who don’t want to spoil the view of their natural surroundings.

Glass rail fencing also has a number of other applications. Glass does not corrode, which makes it great for applications both indoors and outdoors. Glass rails work well for balcony and staircase railings, especially because there are no open spaces where a foot or leg could get trapped. Don’t be fooled by its appearance, glass has the strength to provide ample protection, whether its used on a staircase, on a balcony, or by the pool. For pool fencing that doesn’t spoil the view, consider glass rail fence.

glass rail pool 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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Iron Fencing in Maryland: Looks that Last

Friday, July 25th, 2014

If there’s one kind of fence that has something no other fence has, it’s iron fencing. The picket fence may be classic, but the iron fence was classic before the picket fence even existed. Iron fences have been around for centuries, forged in wrought iron smelters of yore and still around today. The durability of iron is unmatched, and so is it’s beauty, which is why you should make your next fence an iron fence.

Iron Fencing in Maryland

Durability

Iron is among the most durable materials available for fencing. Our custom, in-house manufacturing process guarantees that your fence is made from the highest quality iron, built to last a lifetime and more. With proper care, an iron fence will stand for generations.

Aesthetic Appeal

The aesthetic appeal of an iron fence is undeniable. Stately, handsome, elegant…the list goes on. Iron fences add a big dash of curb appeal to your residential or commercial property, and show that you’re willing to invest in quality, attractive fencing.

Flexible

Iron fencing can be used for many applications both around the home and in commercial settings. For a residential property, iron fence obviously makes a solid perimeter fence. However it also works well for walkway and stairway railings and ornate gate designs. On commercial properties, a gated iron entrance suggests a good first impression for any business. Ornate iron designs on top of stone or brick walls are also a nice additional touch that show you’re just as committed to what’s on the outside of your business as what’s on the inside.

iron 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!

Light Interior and Exterior Structural Work for Commercial Projects

Friday, July 18th, 2014

In addition to quality iron fence manufacturing and installation, Hercules Custom Iron also does light interior and exterior structural work for commercial projects. From interior staircase installation to custom landscape walls and more, we can assist in the construction of your commercial facility and provide custom designs that are tailored to your project.

Interior and Exterior Stairs

Interior and exterior staircases require finesse and careful planning in design and installation. Our construction professionals have the experience necessary to execute your interior stair project with heavy duty iron stairs and railings. This finished product below features a steel staircase with stainless mesh on the risers so there’s no danger or a foot or leg getting trapped in between steps.

staircase

Interior Steel Structural Support

For building facades with glass faces, steel structural support is necessary to give integrity to the facade. Below, Hercules Custom Iron provided support for this commercial structure to create a solid entrance that allows plenty of natural light into the interior.

steel structural support

Light Structural Work

Custom iron for your light structural work is our specialty. From customized arches and entranceways to ladders, railings, and more, our customized products can be designed for any project.

iron arch

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 to Clean a Metal Fence

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Cleaning your fence is one of the essentials of fence maintenance. Aside from keeping your metal fence looking good, cleaning it also will prolong its lifespan. Fortunately, cleaning a metal fence is very easy and can be done without any special tools or cleaners. Follow these tips for cleaning your fence for a beautiful and long-lasting fence.

How to Clean a Metal Fence

To clean your fence, you’ll need a bucket, cloth, warm water, dish detergent, and toothbrush. Mix the water and detergent in a bucket. Using the cloth, rub the solution along the fence and remove dirt and rust spots. If there are any serious areas of rust, read our blog on removing rust from metal fences and painting metal fences. Once you’re finished rinse the fence with a hose and let it dry.

Cleaning your metal fence is as simple as that! Remember that regular maintenance in addition to cleaning is important for the longevity of your fence. Read our blog on basic metal fence maintenance to keep your fence in the best possible shape, and inspect it regularly for signs of damage or rust.

paint metal 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!

Small Scale Iron Fencing

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Iron fencing works great on many scales. We’ve written before about using iron fencing to set up a perimeter around your home, but you don’t have to use it exclusively on the large scale. In fact, iron fencing works great for small scale applications that don’t encompass your entire yard. Read about them in this week’s blog!

Small Scale Iron Fencing

Garden Fence

Garden fences serve the dual purpose of protecting the garden from hungry animals and adding aesthetic appeal. Iron is an ideal fence for gardens, adding a handsome aesthetic while serving as a durable method of protection for your plants and vegetables. Iron fence also makes it easy to frame your garden in the context of your yard, making it its own separate entity.

Walkway Railing

Railings that run parallel to the walkway up to the front door are another dual purpose application of iron fencing. Iron railings create a beautiful line in conjunction with the walkway that draws the eye to the entrance of your home. They also serve as a balance aid for homeowners of a more advanced age that adds safety to your outdoor walkway. Use railings on the stairway up to the front steps as well to continue the line and add extra safety.

Deck Fencing

Deck fencing provides safety, but it also presents the opportunity to add a beautiful, ornate design to your deck. Use iron fencing and railings to dress up your deck and protect it with the durability and stability of iron.

Gates

For narrow passageways, iron gates make a great decorative addition, and provide additional security for your home as well.

gate

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!