Archive for August, 2014

Why Should You Choose an Aluminum Fence?

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Aluminum fencing is fast becoming one of the most popular fencing styles in the country. From residential homeowners to commercial offices to industrial parks, aluminum fence is an incredibly versatile fencing material that can be used in practically any application. Read on to learn why your next fence should be an aluminum one.

The Benefits of Aluminum Fencing

Low-Maintenance

Aluminum requires very little maintenance, making it great for fence owners who don’t have the time for fence upkeep. As a non-ferrous material, aluminum will never rust. Our aluminum fences are also powder coated for extra protection. Powder coating infuses the color into the metal so it will never fade, and also protects it against vandalism such as graffiti.

Durability

Aluminum is one of the most durable fencing materials available on the market. Don’t be fooled by its lightweight construction: aluminum can stand up to almost anything that comes its way. By installing an aluminum fence, you’re guaranteeing many years of security and protection for your property.

Lightweight

Aluminum is also very lightweight, which means it is easier to install, and also puts less stress on any joints in the fence.

Customization

With our powder coating process and customized fence options, your aluminum fence can have practically any look you desire. For more information about aluminum fence installation, contact Hercules Custom Iron today.

aluminum 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!

Source

http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Maintenance-Free-Aluminum-Fencing.13959.html

Protecting Commercial HVAC with Aluminum Fencing

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

If you don’t have rooftop units for your facility, it’s likely that some of your HVAC components are located as a stand alone complex on the ground level adjacent to your building. As such, they need to be fenced in. This is both for the safety of the units and safety of people who use the facility including employees, guests, customers, or residents. So how can aluminum fence help protect your commercial HVAC?

Vandalism

Vandalism is a concern for many facilities, and vandalism of HVAC is no exception. Whether it’s cosmetic vandalism, or of a more serious nature and damaging to the unit, vandalism is something that as a facility manager you want to avoid. Protect your HVAC with aluminum fencing to prevent vandalism.

Safety

Large HVAC units can present a safety hazard, which is why it’s important to separate them from public space with an enclosure.

Noise Reduction

Commercial HVAC units can be loud and noisy. With a completely enclosed unit, you can help abet noise and keep building residents and occupants from the effects of noise.

What’s the best method of enclosure?

Louvered screening is the ideal method of enclosure for commercial HVAC units. Louvered screening offers the ability to completely enclose the unit while allowing for adequate air flow and easy access for maintenance and service.

HVAC enclosure

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 Boost Your Curb Appeal With Iron Fencing

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Iron fencing is a popular choice for homeowners looking to boost their curb appeal. The classy look of iron is a great way to draw the eye in and to your home. Here’s how to boost your curb appeal with a new iron fence!

Boosting Curb Appeal with Iron Fencing

Get Close to the Edge

The closer the fence is to the curb, the bigger its influence in the passerby’s field of view. Install your fence along the edge of your property and close to the curb to let its presence be known.

Add Ornate Touches

There’s plenty to be said for a humble iron fence, and if understated is the look you’re going for then you might not need anything too over the top. However, ornate touches to your fence are a great way to distinguish it from other fences. These can be subtle, from pointed posts, to full-on custom ornate designs that encompass the entire fence. The choice is yours.

Practice Proper Fence Maintenance

Maintaining an iron fence isn’t difficult, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Read our blogs on cleaning and painting and iron fence and removing rust to keep your fence looking beautiful and maintain your curb appeal.

iron fence curb appeal

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!

Ornamental Custom Iron Fencing for Residential and Commercial Use

Friday, August 8th, 2014

If you need a fence that has superior aesthetic appeal and eye-catching potential, you can’t just settle for any ordinary fence. Ornamental custom iron fencing is the ideal fence for residential and commercial applications aiming to add an extra touch of visual appeal to outdoor fencing. The great thing about ornamental custom iron fence is that it can be as overt or as subtle as you want. Whether its custom tips on an understated iron fence or an ornate iron gate complete with customized designs, ornamental iron fences are customizable to whatever degree you’re looking for.

To get an idea of some of our iron fence designs, navigate over to our ornamental page, where you can view projects we’ve worked on throughout the region. We specialize in ornamental fence projects large and small. From large perimeter fences that enclose an entire property to small decorative additions that on walls, gates, and more, there’s no project too small or too large. From residential railings to custom commercial courtyards, ornamental iron fencing can add that extra detail that’s sure to be notice. Contact Hercules Custom Iron today for more details on our custom iron fencing.

ornate iron 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!

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