Posts Tagged ‘metal fence’

Fix It or Forget It: The Value of Repairing Your Metal Fence

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Fix It or Forget It: The Value of Repairing Your Metal Fence

Your metal fence can keep your home safe for many years. But there comes a time when it won’t be as reliable as it once was.

Your metal fence can keep your home safe for many years. But there comes a time when it won’t be as reliable as it once was. As valuable and long-lasting as wrought iron and aluminum fences are, they won’t last forever. Mother Nature and Father Time can wear down your fences, making them vulnerable. If your metal fence becomes vulnerable, it provides a golden opportunity for intruders to stroll onto your property. Likewise, your kids and your pets could wander off without you knowing about it. When you’re looking to fix up your metal fence, here’s what to keep in mind as you strive for your goal. (more…)

Is a Metal Fence the Right Fence for You?

Friday, August 7th, 2015
Custom Iron Fencing for your Home

Why should you choose a Hercules Custom Iron Fence for your home?

Your fence is the first thing people will see when they visit your home. Whether you want a fence for protection from people on the outside or want to keep your family inside, a fence is perfect for your home. But with so many different materials to choose from, why should you choose a metal fence for your property? (more…)

What Fence Should I Get? Metal Fence vs. Wood Fence

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Perhaps the most common decision homeowners have to make when it comes to fencing is whether they want a metal fence or a wood fence. These are arguably the two most commonly used materials for residential fencing. Of course, they both have their own unique attributes, as well as downsides, but here at Hercules Custom Iron we’re inclined to think that metal fencing is the best option of the two. Read on for a comparison of metal fences and wood fences that will help you make your decision!

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The Advantages of Powder Coating over Baked Enamel Finishes

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

For metal fencing, there are two commonly used techniques to apply coats of finish. These are powder coating and baked enamel. Hercules Custom Iron uses powder coating to finish all of our iron and aluminum products. We find that powder coated finishes have a number of advantages over baked enamel finishes. Learn more in our blog about how powder coating works, and why we use it for our products.

Powder Coated Finishes

Powder coating is not paint. The coating itself is a dry powder which is electrostatically charge. This charge attracts it to metal, which also eliminates the need for application of a primer. After the powder is apply, it’s heated in an oven, which creates a thermal bond that creates the finish you see on your fence.

The Process

First, the metal is sand-blasted to a smooth, bare finish, which creates the optimal surface for application of the powder coating.

Next, we apply an anti-rust inhibiting sealer to prevent flash rusting.

Next, we treat the metal with a zinc rich primer to ensure a high quality finish.

Finally, we apply the polyester finish coat, which provides 8-10 mils of protection.

The Advantages

There are a number of advantages of powder coating over baked enamel.

First, it provides a very even finish. You won’t see any runs with powder coating. Baked enamel finishes may show brush strokes or spray patterns.

The thermal and electrostatic bonds make for an extremely durable finish.

The coating can be thicker than a liquid coating.

Unlike baked enamel finishing, powder coating does not produce any harmful volatile organic compounds.

Excess powder can easily be recycled and used in future finishing.

 

We do all of our powder coating at our in-house state-of-the-art powder coating facility. With our multiple over system, we have the flexibility to powder coat oversize materials. You can learn more about powder coating here, where you’ll find a video on our facility as well as a downloadable powder coating color chart. When it comes to metal fence finishing, the choice is clear: powder coating is the way to go.

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For more information about aluminum and iron fences, contact  Hercules Custom IronWe have 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!

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