Picture a heritage estate, a grand old country home with cultivated landscaping and a private gardener to keep the hedges neat. Pan out to the extended driveway that leads to the main road. Surrounding the perimeter of the property, what kind of fencing and gate do you see? Perhaps a brick wall, but definitely an ornamental iron gate, of course. Wood or chain link simply does not convey the classic elegance of iron.
Why has iron been the standard for securing valuable properties from trespassers for so long? Simple: strength and durability. Iron gates keep out humans, deer, dogs, or any other creatures that may try to pass. You’d need a blowtorch to cut through iron. Have you ever tried to scale an iron gate? The vertical bars give no footing, so all but the deftest of parkour enthusiasts will fail. Whether it’s door-knocking solicitors, thieves, or a pack of hungry zombies—iron gates keep unwanted visitors from bothering your home. They are also the most durable fence and gate material, and, when well cared for, can last for decades.
You Design the Details
One of the greatest things about ornamental iron gates is how they can be customized to your aesthetic tastes. Pointed finials, square bars, a decorative crest, or a name plate—all these details can be part of the gate you choose for your property. Iron fences are usually horizontally level, but a swinging driveway gate can add an elegant sloping curve to the appearance of your gate.
If the gate is for a business, we can suggest features that complement the building, grounds, and neighborhood. For ideas, have a look at our ornamental iron gallery to see examples of the gates we have installed for our customers in the past.
Easy, Secure Gates
With a high quality powder coating and proper care and maintenance, your iron gate can last for many years. When we install the gate, we make sure you get a powder coating that is appropriate for the North Texas climate, which will resist the elements and rusting. Nevertheless, there are some steps you can take to ensure your gate stays functioning well and looking great:
- Clean the gate with water and a mild detergent every six months to maintain the paint job.
- Grease the hinges every year or when you hear them starting to squeak.
- Check the gate for rust twice a year.
- Remove any small patches rust with a fine wire brush, wash with mild detergent and allow to dry before applying a rust converter.
View our web pages to learn more about ornamental iron fences and gates or call our office to speak with a member of the Titan Fence team from our Frisco fence company. If you are interested in installing an iron gate for your home or business, our representatives will come to you for a consultation and free price quote, which will be good for 30 days. Call us at 940-365-9999 or request a quote online.
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