Archive for November, 2014

How Can an Iron Fence Boost Your Curb Appeal?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

If you’re a business owner, you know that curb appeal matters. You want to make the best possible first impression to your customers, and first impressions start before they even walk in the door. The face you present to the world informs every customer’s opinion of your business. So how can a fence give you a new face and boost your curb appeal? Learn more in this week’s blog!

Boosting Your Curb Appeal with an Iron Fence

Curb Appeal

What’s the closest thing to the curb? Your fence! Curb appeal starts where the curb ends, and your fence is right there. Or is it?

Creating a Space

If you don’t have a fence, the transition between the street/sidewalk and your property isn’t as clearly defined. With a fence, you create a clearly defined space. Anyone who enters your property will pick up on this, even if they do so unconsciously.

Making an Impression

A more clearly defined space allows the mind to create a better impression, it gives it something solid to latch onto. Now that this space has been defined as your belonging to your business, it’s time to make an excellent first impression with a custom iron fence.

Custom Iron Fencing

Iron fencing is very popular for its ability to be customized into intricate and ornate designs. With custom iron, your fence is more than just a fence, it’s a work of art. It becomes an immediate attention grabber, which is ideal for a business trying to make a great first impression. A custom iron fence shows that you care about every aspect of your property, right up to the curb. Customers will recognize that the attention to detail you present on the outside is reflected in the way you conduct your business on the inside. This is the power of first impressions, and this is why a custom iron fence is a great choice for your business.

custom iron fencing

When only the best quality custom iron will do, you want to go with a fencing company that specializes in that area. 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!

The Benefits of Custom Iron Fencing in Maryland

Friday, November 21st, 2014

If you’re looking to install a new fence in Maryland, you may be interested to learn that there are a number of advantages that come with choosing custom iron fencing. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, custom iron fencing can fit the fencing solution you need. Learn more about the many benefits of custom iron fencing in Maryland in this week’s blog. You might just decide that you’ve found you next fence.

The Benefits of Custom Iron Fencing in Maryland

Curb Appeal

When it comes to curb appeal, custom iron fencing is right up there at the top. There’s nothing quite like the visual appeal of a custom iron fence. Whether you’re going for a handsome, understated look, or a custom ornate design, iron fencing can do it all. For many, iron fencing conjures up an image of a stately fence lining the sidewalk, with an ornate gate at the entry to the property. If you’re looking to add curb appeal, custom iron fencing in Maryland is one of the best ways to do so.

Durability

Iron fences last a very long time. How many iron fences have you seen surrounding old houses that look like they’ve been there as long as the house itself? Iron is built to last, and custom iron from Hercules receives our special in-house touch with powder coating and other strengthening techniques to ensure that it will stand up to the elements and the years.

Custom Designs

Because we manufacture our iron fencing in-house, you can create custom and ornate iron designs to truly make this fence your own. Iron working can create countless beautiful designs for ornate fences and gates. For custom iron fencing in Maryland that is one-of-a-kind, you can trust Hercules Custom Iron.

custom iron fencing Maryland

When only the best quality custom iron will do, you want to go with a fencing company that specializes in that area. 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!

The Benefits of Aluminum Fencing for Your Maryland Business

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Are you a business owner in Maryland looking to install a new fence on your commercial property? Any smart business owner knows that the best investment is the one with the best return. With aluminum fencing, you’ll get a great return on your investment and then some. Let’s talk about the many benefits of aluminum fencing for your Maryland business.

The Benefits of Aluminum Fencing for Your Maryland Business

Long-Lasting

Aluminum is one of the strongest and most long-lasting fencing materials on the market. Plus, with our in-house aluminum manufacturing, you get an aluminum fence that has been fabricated to the high standards we set for our fencing. Our custom powder coating process provides extra strength to our aluminum, and gives it a color that is highly resistant to fading. If you want a fence that you won’t have to replace for a long time, aluminum fencing in Maryland is a great choice.

Easy to Maintain

Aluminum fencing is also very easy to maintain. Our aluminum is highly resistant to rust and fading due to the extra protection afforded to them by powder coating. An occasional wash will be all you’ll need to keep your aluminum fence looking great.

Highly Customizable

If you thought you were only limited to a few choices for aluminum fence design, think again. With Hercules Custom Iron, you get custom aluminum fence design, styles, and colors, so you can create the perfect fencing complement to your business. Boost your curb appeal with custom aluminum fencing and increase your foot traffic!

Easy to Install

Installation of an aluminum fence is fast and easy, making it more affordable for you.

aluminum fence

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!

Iron Fence Care Tips to Keep Your Fence Looking New

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

There’s nothing quite like the look of an iron fence. To keep your iron fence looking just as good as the day it was installed, follow these tips below!

Iron Fence Care Tips

Clean the Fence

You might not think you need to clean a fence, but it will make a difference in how your fence looks. All you need is a bucket of warm water, a little dish detergent, and a rag or towel. Rinse on a regular basis for best results!

Inspect the Fence

Checking your iron fence for rust, cracks, loose poles, or other problems is a great way to be proactive about fence maintenance. Instead of one day discovering that a large portion of your fence is rusted, you’ll catch and fix small rust spots early to keep your fence looking beautiful.

Removing Rust

Speaking of rust, it’s fairly easy to remove. You can use sandpaper or steel wool to remove it, and then apply a rust-proof primer followed by paint. Read our blog on how to remove rust from an iron fence for more information.

Fixing a Bent Fence

It’s not easy to bend iron, but things like fallen limbs can put a dent in the fence. It’s also, however, not easy to fix bent iron. It requires use of a blowtorch and hammering, which is best left to a professional fence company like Hercules Custom Iron!

Painting an Iron Fence

Is the paint on your iron fence chipping or bubbling? A little iron fence maintenance will take care of that. Read our blog on painting an iron fence for more information.

iron fence care

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!