Iron Gates Maintenance Checklist

Apr 18, 2022 | Ironworks

There are many key benefits that come with installing wrought iron on your property, making it the ideal material for all types of gates. One of the best reasons to choose Orange County iron gates is the minimal upkeep that it requires. Despite their ornate appearance, wrought iron gates really only need very little maintenance.

Keep reading to learn more about what is involved in taking care of your custom wrought iron gates, as well as the other benefits of choosing iron and how it can enhance your property’s all-over look.

How to Maintain Your Iron Gates 

If you know how to take care of your custom iron gates, they can last for over a decade and look beautiful throughout the years. An iron gate may also be initially galvanized which will prolong its lifespan, preventing rust from forming.

Thankfully, the maintenance required is only minimal, but it is crucial in keeping it in pristine condition. Follow the steps below to ensure you can enjoy your beautiful wrought iron gates for years to come.

Clean Your Wrought Iron Driveway Gates

Depending on the length and type of design, cleaning doesn’t usually take very long, but it is key to ensuring that any build-up of dirt and debris is removed from the surface of the gate and fence.

Choose a soft cloth, like a microfibre, and with warm water and soap, begin to gently clean the gates and fencing. This may require a little elbow grease to remove any tricky spots where something may have become stuck to the ironwork.

If your gate is slightly older, it may have some small patches of rust. You can use a stiff, wire brush to remove the rust or paint that has begun to chip away. You may dry it with a soft towel or leave the gate for drying, which is easier in sunny Southern California.

If your gate or fence has been finished with glossy paint or primer, then you may want to apply a small amount of oil afterward. This will help maintain the gloss and shine. This is especially true for textured wrought iron.

Protect Your Wrought Iron Gates

If you intend to repaint your wrought iron, then there are a few additional steps to follow. Many people opt to paint their iron gates or fences because it adds an extra protective layer—this means that rust will not begin to form until much later.

Before you repaint the fence or gate, you should always apply a primer to the surface. There are specialty primers made for metals and iron, which should be applied if they are available to you. These are designed to prevent rusting and to ensure the paint lasts as long as possible.

When painting the fence, you should use a small paintbrush to ensure that all areas are evenly and carefully coated. Remember to allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the second layer of paint.

It may not be necessary to prime and paint your fence for a decade or even longer, but understanding these steps and processes will ensure that you are ready when the need does arise.

Choose High-Quality Iron Work

To minimize the amount of work and upkeep you have to put into maintaining your driveway gates, you should always choose a reputable wrought iron company and design team. This will ensure that not only premium quality iron is used, but that the craftsmen are also very experienced and have years of training.

It is worth noting that the best iron gates and fences are made by experts in the industry who use the best materials and specialized techniques and tools in order to produce amazing results.

Other Benefits to Choosing Wrought Iron

Alongside the minimal required upkeep, there are many other advantages of installing wrought iron gates. Below you will find three of the most important ways in which wrought iron can improve your home and even enhance your lifestyle. 

Versatile Designs

There are many different types of wrought iron gates available that can suit all architectural styles and aesthetics. You can work with our team of designers and wrought iron artisans to create custom-made gates for your property. This means that the style will suit you perfectly and will complement your home.

Curb Appeal

Another great advantage to wrought iron gates is that they are sure to enhance your home’s curb appeal and you may even find that your property’s value goes up. This is because wrought iron is almost universally recognized as beautiful, high quality, and durable.

Your gates will create a great first impression on potential buyers who will love to be greeted by beautiful wrought iron on their way to see your home.

Safety and Durability

Wrought iron is one of the strongest and most durable materials around. This means that it will withstand extreme weather and temperatures, and will also keep out any unwanted intruders or trespassers because they will not be able to breach the gate.

You will have better peace of mind regarding the safety of your family and also be confident in the fact that your gates will last for a decade or more.

Wrought Iron Gates in Orange County, CA

Naddour’s Custom Metalworks offers wrought iron gates in Orange County and surrounding regions with a dedication to customer experience and satisfaction. Our wrought ironwork is designed and crafted by experts in the industry.

We will work with you to design the gates you envision for your home and ensure that they are installed in a seamless and stress-free manner.

Wrought iron gates can last a lifetime when properly maintained. They are made from strong and durable material that also enhances the visuals and aesthetic of a home—creating an elegant and classy feel throughout the property.

By reaching out to our team, you can find out more about our wrought iron products and services, and how they can improve and enhance your home and lifestyle.

For premium-quality wrought iron gates in Orange County, you may contact us at 714-546-3003 at Naddour’s Custom Metalworks today!

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