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Art Metal Workshop, Inc. is an award-winning company that caters to your fences, gates, and railing requirements. We only use high-quality materials for our products; thus, you can expect only the finest craftsmanship delivered to your doorstep. We offer different designs and patterns suited to your liking. Plus, we can also do customized orders, so we can help your dream design come into life!
At Art Metal, we provide beautiful and affordable wrought iron fences in Toronto, GTA, and nearby areas. Aside from wrought iron, we also have fences made of steel, metal, and aluminum with various looks to choose from!
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Wrought iron fences are popular among homeowners. With its classic and elegant appearance, it can suit any types of homes. It also comes in a variety of designs that –can add appeal to a plain-looking driveway, garden, lawn, and many more.
Aside from providing aesthetical value to a property, it can also ensure security to the property owners. Wrought iron fences are among the sturdiest types of fences in terms of wear-and-tear resistance.
Are you trying to choose the perfect fence for your home? A wrought iron fence would definitely be an amazing choice as it’s not only beautiful but also extremely durable and cost-efficient. You won’t regret installing this particular type of fencing as even your grandchildren will be able to marvel at its beauty.
Wrought iron fences have existed for thousands of years. It’s a proven fact that people have used this variety of iron in particular as far back as 2000 BC. The Victorian era was one of the periods when these constructions were incredibly popular, which we can still see as the majority of Victorian houses have wrought iron fences, gates, and railings. Today, Art Metal Workshop can help you install an elegant wrought iron fence just like this on your Toronto property.
This durability and ability to remain beautiful for decades is the most important benefit of wrought iron fences. The main reason to install one of those on your property is that it’s a one-time investment that will keep your home secure and enhance its curb appeal for many, many years to come.
Think of the added benefits that come with enhancing your property with such valuable items. They will include the increased selling price if you decide to sell, and the overall reduced property maintenance cost. The latter happens because even the most beautiful and elaborate wrought iron fence requires very little maintenance.
People often confuse wrought and cast iron fences, which can cause some issues when shopping for the best fencing. The difference between these material varieties lies in the way they are forms. Wrought iron is made by heating up an iron rod and working it with different tools. This increases the strength of the material greatly.
Cast iron is made when the iron is melted and poured into a mold. It’s more brittle but highly malleable and cheaper than wrought iron.
One of the best things about wrought iron fencing is that it can be a true work of art. Its traditional color is black, but the construction can be painted anyway you like. Wrought iron fence ornaments can be extremely elaborate, which allows creating truly beautiful pieces that fit gothic and other artistic styles. Our wrought iron specialists have many years of experience in creating magnificent wrought iron constructions, which allows Art Metal Workshop to provide our clients with the most amazing fencing and gates that enhance the look and value of their properties.
Aluminum as a material has replaced wrought iron fence because it’s lighter, more malleable, and almost maintenance-free. In terms of cost, wrought iron is also more expensive compared to aluminum, although in some areas, it’s more costly to ship aluminum than steel. Nevertheless, wrought iron is a tested commodity and, if property cared for, it will last you more than a lifetime.
On average, a wrought iron fence will last about 50-60 years so when you consider the initial cost of having it fabricated, you would have gotten the returns of your investment many times over during that span. So to say that the wrought iron fence is expensive is relative. It’s a good investment, and so is aluminum, but it depends on the contractor you work with.
In the hands of the expert fabricator, you will have a wrought iron fence that is not only elegant-looking, polished, and be the envy of neighbors. Not only that, the material will be properly treated to delay the onset of rust and corrosion, which will further extend the lifespan of your fence.
Wrought iron and cast iron are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are quite different in composition. Cast iron has carbon composition of between 2.1% and 4% compared to wrought iron which contains 0.08% of carbon.
The invention of cast iron has been traced to China during the 5th Century BC. China has been a trailblazer in using it in warfare. But that doesn’t discount the fact that it could have been used much earlier except there’s no archeological proof to support that thesis. By the 15th Century, it’s been widely used in England and France in producing weapons during the Reformation period.
Wrought iron came much, much earlier. In fact, documentation and evidence found some fragments of wrought iron in 202 BC, also in China.
Compared to wrought iron, cast iron is a very stiff material. It can’t be bent or curved so the design choices are limited. It’s also quite brittle because for all intents and purposes—and despite its name—cast iron is actually classified as an alloy.
In contrast, wrought iron is a popular material for fencing because it’s quite malleable and very durable.
Puddled Iron – This is manufactured from cast iron, heated by a coal-fired furnace, and is a very popular method during the contemporary industrial era.
Charcoal Iron – This used to be the method employed by blacksmiths starting in the Iron Age until the 18th Century.
When you say cast iron, alloy liquid is poured into a mold to assume its final shape. Wrought iron, meanwhile, entails the stretching and the shaping of the metal into its final form. During the process, heat and force are applied onto the material, which makes it very tough indeed.
Just like any steel or iron, the material is also prone to rusting. But proper maintenance is the key to maximizing your investment in a wrought iron fence. It’s not at all time-consuming to maintain your fence. If you live in a high-moisture or a very humid environment, then you should probably check the fence for any signs of rust twice a year.
While wrought iron is a very resilient material, kids do possess the talent of destroying indestructible objects. Ontario has a requirement for the amount of pressure that the wrought iron fence is supposed to take. Ultimately, however, it’s design to keep intruders out as well as keep small kids and pets in.
The requirements only allow for the minimum amount of weight it can withstand. The wrought iron fence is not fabricated as a load-bearing structure so keep that in mind. Make sure that kids are not climbing and sitting on the fence for long periods of time. Adults are also warned against doing this if you don’t want the whole structure to collapse. It’s not the fence, though, because it’s highly unlikely that you will split the railings into two. But rather the ground may give out due to the heavy load.
For proper maintenance, you can ask any of our technical experts to extend the lifespan of your wrought iron fence. This is part of Art Metal’s customer care support.
It’s wrong to say that you should sacrifice the design when choosing a wrought iron fence. Here at Art Metal, we have a bevy of choices for you–from simple designs to elaborate pieces of arts. We can also customize a design based on your order and your budget.
Art Metal has consistently topped the Best Of Homestars Award for eight consecutive years so you know that you are in good hands when you work with our team. We don’t subcontract any of the wrought iron fences because we have our very own fabricating shop. This is to ensure quality control of any product that rolls out of our factory. Hundreds of customers have already found the value of working with us. Contact us today!