Archive for October, 2014

Why Should You Choose an Iron Fence?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

If you’re considering getting a new fence for your residential or commercial property, you’ve got plenty of options. So why should you choose an iron fence out of all the fences out there? There are lots of great reasons. Read on to learn why your next fence should be an iron fence.

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Why Should You Choose an Iron Fence?

Curb Appeal

Iron fences are excellent at adding curb appeal to your property. The classy look of an iron fence exudes curb appeal and is definitely a head-turner. For a great first impression, an iron fence can’t be beat.

Durability

Iron fencing is built to last. Iron fences that were installed generations ago are still in use. With a little regular maintenance, iron will outlast many other fences on the market. If you want a fence that you’ll never have to replace, iron is your safest bet.

Customization

Have you ever marveled at the intricate design of an iron fence or gate? Iron can be customized during production to create amazingly intricate and beautiful designs that you won’t find on other kinds of fencing. If you’re looking for something that really stands out and draws the eye in, a custom iron fence design is hard to beat.

In-House Iron

Hercules Custom Iron makes all of our iron fencing in-house, adhering to strict quality standards and using our our own powder coating finish technique to make iron fencing stronger and more durable. Hercules Custom Iron has more than 70 years of experience crafting ornamental iron and quality aluminum in its in-house manufacturing facility.  Contact Us today to learn more about how we can help you with your next custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project! Also, be sure to follow Hercules Custom Iron on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

How Iron Fencing Boosts the Value of Your Commercial Property

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Looking to boost the value of your commercial property? Installing iron fencing is a great way to do so! The handsome looks of iron fencing combined with its durability and ease of maintenance are a great way to add value to your commercial property. Let’s talk about what iron fencing can do for your commercial property.

Adding Value to Commercial Property with Iron Fencing

Boosting curb appeal

There’s a reason so much importance is placed on first impressions. First impressions can make or break a client’s experience at your office or retail space, which is why its important to make sure that the exterior of your building is as appealing as the interior. Boosting your curb appeal is the most effective way to do so.

Adding an iron fence to your property is a surefire way to boost curb appeal. It’s hard to match the stateliness and handsomeness that an iron fence exudes. Boost your curb appeal and make a great first impression with an iron fence.

Durability

Another way iron fencing adds value to your commercial property is with its durability. Because iron fencing will last for many years, it adds value and prestige to your property. A wood fence may rot or need replacing after many years of exposure to the elements, but with proper care, an iron fence will last for generations.

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Hercules Custom Iron has more than 70 years of experience crafting ornamental iron and quality aluminum in its in-house manufacturing facility. Professional in-house installers take care to provide the highest quality service for every job they complete.  Contact Us today to learn more about how we can help you with your next custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project! Also, be sure to follow Hercules Custom Iron on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

Benefits of a Custom Glass Railing for Your Deck

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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Many homeowners have decks constructed for the fabulous view they can provide. Unfortunately, up until relatively recently, many homeowners have been forced to accept a partially obstructed view of their yards or the surrounding area, thanks to the visual hindrance of wooden railings. However, there is a solution that can not only provide safety and a clear view off your deck, but also enhance your deck’s appeal and value, putting you on the cutting edge of deck style.

Custom Glass Railing Systems

While relatively new to outdoor building, custom glass railing systems are becoming an increasingly popular solution to providing outdoor safety and visibility. Not only are glass railings popular, they’re affordable and relatively easy to manufacture. Glass railing systems afford curious children the ability to look out as far as the eye can see, while keeping them safe and secure on your deck. The lack of space between glass panels will also prevent young ones from jamming their heads, hands, or toys between the panels.

Glass panels also make excellent windbreakers, making your porch a more hospitable place in windy or colder weather than traditional wooden posts.

Keep in Mind

There are a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing to build a custom glass railing, to ensure that your installation will meet your needs. The first, and perhaps most obvious thing, to be aware of is that glass will inevitably require more cleaning than wood, particularly if you have pets or children that may press themselves against the glass.

Many homeowners steer away from installing glass railing systems for fear of breakage. Fortunately, most glass railing systems use tempered glass which is stronger than regular household glass. It is not indestructible, but it is more than strong enough to withstand most accidents.

If you’re looking to have a stylish, convenient, and view providing glass railing system for your deck, consider consulting the professionals at Hercules Custom Iron.

Hercules Custom Iron

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 glass railing, custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project! 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.

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

Source: http://www.deckdesign.learnabout.info/articles/196-glass-deck-rail.htm

 

 

5 Tips for Iron Fence Care and Maintenance

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The beauty of an iron fence may be hard to match, but it’s not too difficult to maintain. With proper iron fence care and maintenance, your iron fence will last for many years to come. This week, we’ll talk about some tips for keeping your iron fence in the best possible shape. What should you do about rust? Should you wash your iron fence? What’s the best way to paint an iron fence? The answers are below!

5 Tips for Iron Fence Care and Maintenance

Watch out for vegetation.

Ivy or other plant life on an iron fence may look nice, but over time this weakens the fence and could damage it. Cut back vegetation from the fence to prevent this from happening. Also, don’t use sprinklers near the fence, to prevent water from remaining on the fence for long periods of time, which could lead to rust.

Inspect your fence.

Look for missing caps on posts that need to be replaced, or rust spots or flaking paint that needs to be touched up. The sooner you find these things, the more easily they can be fixed.

Should I Wash My Iron Fence?

You might think that a little rain is enough to keep your iron fence clean, but really there’s no substitute for a good washing. Pour a small amount of dish detergent in a gallon of warm water and use a clean rag or sponge to wash the fence. You can also use a spray bottle to get this mixture into crevices you can’t reach with a rag. Once you’ve finished the wash, dry the fence with a towel, and apply wax. This helps repel water and protects the paint. When drying the fence, take extra care to dry off places like latches, where water can get trapped and accelerate the oxidation process.

What to do about paint problems.

If the paint on your iron fence is flaking or bubbling in an area, use a wire brush to clean it off. Sand down to the metal, fill in holes with a metal filler, and give the area a good cleaning. Now apply a rust-resistant primer, and repaint with several coats of rust-resistant paint, using a small brush or spray. Check out our blog on painting an iron fence for more information.

How to fix rust spots.

Rust spots are something no homeowner wants to see on their iron fence. Read our blog on removing rust from iron fencing and railings to take care of rust spots. And for more information on iron fence maintenance and care, contact Hercules Custom Iron!

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Hercules Custom Iron has more than 70 years of experience crafting ornamental iron and quality aluminum in its in-house manufacturing facility. Professional in-house installers take care to provide the highest quality service for every job they complete.  Contact Us today to learn more about how we can help you with your next custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project! Also, be sure to follow Hercules Custom Iron on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

Source

http://www.ehow.com/info_8035191_care-maintenance-wrought-iron-fence.html