Have you ever wondered what the difference between steel and wrought iron gate is? Well, aside from the obvious, they both have redeeming qualities that stand up to the desert heat. Things to consider like budget, look, and strength all vary, but at the end of the day there’s a reason why we see a lot of residential and commercial projects calling for steel. Below is a basic description and explanation of what each material actually is and how it is traditionally and currently used.
Iron is an old world element and material which is mined, refined, and wrought into many security and structural elements. Nowadays you se it as ornamental and accent work on high-end homes and businesses. It is easier to create highly detailed objects and elements with wrought iron. A lot of time you will see steel fences, railings, etc being accentuated with detailed ironwork
Steel is corrosion resistant, and rustproof. We powder-coat our steel in most applications and projects, as it’s far more durable than paint. Although we can and do paint time from time as projects can vary. The quality of steel and the durability varies and at the end of the day is as good as the fabricator’s weld. Steel is popular for metal gates, fences and railings, etc., especially for a contemporary or modern look. Some manufacturers and fabricators use stamped steel and use cheap hardware and caps. We believe in going the extra mile and doing a job that is archival and will last longer than others. “TQ” or top quality was a term used at service stations in the 40’s and we use the term around the shop today here at Legacy.
When it comes to your home as an investment, nothing says curb appeal like the fence at the curb. If you are looking for “top quality” to start at the curb to your investment, then we have, install and deliver what you’re looking for.
Call Legacy Ironworks today 480.450.9391