Archive for July, 2015

Wrought Iron in History

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Custom Iron Pieces

Wrought iron has been used throughout history and even accents the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

Did you know that wrought iron has been used throughout history in a number of different industries? Let’s talk about the history! (more…)

Ornamental Fences are Not What They Seem

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Security with style

A custom iron fence is the perfect way to keep your family safe in style!

Contrary to their name, ornamental fences are not just for decoration. These deceiving fences are actually useful in several ways.  (more…)

Choosing a Custom Iron Fence

Monday, July 20th, 2015
Custom iron fence

Add just the right touch of iron to your home with a custom iron fence!

When you want to add another touch to your home, you can’t go wrong with a custom iron fence that adds just the right sense of elegance to the property. What are the other benefits of adding an iron fence to your property line? (more…)

Wrought Iron versus Steel Fencing

Friday, July 10th, 2015
rusty fence

Steel fencing is not as durable as iron fences and we’ll tell you why!

Iron is made when iron oxide is extracted from ores that occur in nature. The iron oxide is heated between 1,600 and 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit from a carbon source of either charcoal or coke, which is made from coal. The carbon bonds with the oxygen into a molten mix; this removes the oxygen leaving only the metallic elements. This is known as smelting. While both wrought iron and steel are made during this process, steel is not a pure at wrought iron. Before choosing a fencing material, it is important to know the differences between the two materials in order to make the best decision for your lifestyle. (more…)

How to Restore a Rusty Iron Fence

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
rust removal

Rust can be a real pain, but we know exactly what to do!

Just like anything else involving a home, iron fences are not something that can be bought and forgotten about. Over the months and years of owning a piece of custom iron work, it is important to give it the regular maintenance of cleaning and making sure no rust is growing on the metal. But life has a way of getting to us and making us forget small things like a fence you drive by every day or a railing your kids like to slide down. So now after years of forgetfulness, your once beautiful custom piece is now dull and rusted. Rust can severely damage your iron fence if left to its own devices. So let’s talk about restoring your piece. (more…)