Wrought iron has many advantages, below you will read some of them.
What is wrought iron?
Wrought iron is a highly pure form of iron that has been hammered until most of the carbon impurities are removed. “Wrought” simply means “worked,” so the name describes the process. Cast iron is heated and then poured into a mold.
Wrought iron is a highly pure form of iron that has been hammered, or “wrought,” until most of the carbon impurities are removed. “Wrought” simply means “worked,” so the name describes the process. Cast iron is heated and then poured into a mold.
When the iron has lost its carbon and become more malleable, it can be shaped into intricate designs. The more it is worked on, the stronger it becomes, and wrought iron resists fatigue because of its malleability.
Iron has been traditionally used for fences, gates and railings for the past 300 years, there are various iron structures like balconies, fences and gates in the US and Europe that have lasted for centuries and still retain their function and their beauty. The properties of iron are perfectly suited to be used as these types of structures. It is an extremely strong metal that is very malleable, this means it can easily be shaped. Iron Is one of the more expensive materials for fences or gates, but it is worth the cost. It lasts hundreds of years and maintains its design and it will never need replacing.
Wrought iron can be molded into any shape and design, so you have a large possibility of designs to choose from. In addition you can add your own personal, unique designs to the products. Ironwork is an artform, classic and elegant; it has been used for decorative purposes, as well as functional structures for centuries.
Unlike wooden fences, iron does not need any maintenance, it doesn’t need to be painted or stained. It has a powder coat initially when it is produced, to protect it from the elements, which rarely chips. This lack of maintenance saves money and helps to balance the cost of the fence.
Most fences, because they are outside and exposed to the elements, need repairing or replacing over time. Wrought iron is one of the most durable metals and with its strength it’s very rare for it to be damaged, it can withstand most types of damage and weather, once you put up an iron fence it’s there to stay. It is often said, you get what you pay for, in this case this is definitely true!