Archive for April, 2015

4 Benefits of Aluminum Fence

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Pound for pound, aluminum is simply one of the best fencing materials out there. This is especially true considering its light weight, yet incredibly strong construction. Add in the fact that it’s highly durable, resistant to rust, and can adopt just about any look you’re going for, and it’s not hard to see why aluminum is one of the most popular fencing materials on the market today. Learn more about the benefits of aluminum fence in our blog.



Spring Fence Maintenance for Iron and Aluminum Fences

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Spring is upon us, and it’s time to perform annual maintenance on your iron or aluminum fence! So while you’re out and about in your yard doing other annual spring maintenance, it’s a good idea to to take a look at your fence and do a little inspection. In this week’s blog we’ll talk about some of the things you can do for your iron or aluminum fence this spring.

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Aluminum Finishes: Why is Powder Coating Better than Baked Enamel?

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

In most residential and commercial metal fencing, you’ll find the metal is finished with either a powder coating or a baked enamel coating. Hercules Custom Iron finishes all of our aluminum in-house, and we choose to use a powder coating to do so. Why? Simply put, powder coating has several advantages over baked enamel, including longevity, strength, and overall aesthetic appeal. Learn about why we powder coat all of our aluminum fencing in this week’s blog.

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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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