ORNATE WROUGHT IRON DRIVEWAY GATES
There are three main benefits for installing a Driveway gate: Security, curb appeal & added value to your property.
Work with our team at Naddour’s Custom Metalworks to design the right driveway gate for your property, from style, design, dimensions, and material…we are here to help.
Check below our gallery of Ornamental Wrought Iron Driveway Gates that we’ve designed and installed over the years.
What Are Wrought Iron Gates?
Wrought iron is a gorgeous, traditional material used for gates. But what makes it unique compared to other forms of iron?
Wrought iron is made of iron with 1 to 2% of other minerals added. What sets it apart from other metal types is how it is created. To create this form of iron, workers remove it from the heat and hammer it into shape while the metal is still hot. During the process, it will typically be heated, worked on, and reheated several times.
The heating and reheating process creates wrought iron, and it actually strengthens the metal. It is known for its durability, and it’s used for purposes ranging from construction beams to driveway gates. When it’s maintained, it lasts for decades.
Wrought iron is also known for its classic look and versatile design options. When you picture a castle or mansion, chances are you also picture an intricate wrought iron fence in front.
There’s plenty of beauty in an old-fashioned gate. However, that’s not your only option. Modern ironworkers can create any design you want, including more abstract, contemporary styles.
Benefits of Wrought Iron Gates
Wrought iron gates have plenty of special qualities that make them an excellent choice for improving your home.
There’s nothing like the security of an iron gate. Wrought iron is one of the most durable materials possible for driveway gates, and it’s often used as building materials. Gates are always imposing, and it helps to have one made from such a strong metal, too.
A wrought iron driveway fence looks great from the curb, and it immediately gives your home a sense of style. You can even enhance your home’s decor with a fence that matches the rest of the architecture.
Another popular reason to choose a wrought iron driveway gate is to add value to your property. This durable metal lasts for years when properly cared for, and maintenance is minimal.
Wrought Iron Gate Design Ideas
Wrought iron driveway gates are the perfect way to make a statement and display your unique style. You can take inspiration from existing fences to create something completely original.
If you’re looking for gate design ideas, here are a few possibilities to consider.
Vertical Wrought Iron Gate
The vertical driveway gate is a classic, and there are plenty of ways to add one to your home. This kind of gate puts an emphasis on the picket shape, so there are several possibilities with this type.
If you’re looking for a modern gate style, try boxy pickets, or something more abstract. You can also try a more old-fashioned gate, with pointed pickets and scrollwork incorporated.
Wrought Iron Mesh
This option provides plenty of security, but doesn’t hide your home away entirely. The mesh effect doesn’t block light or visibility, so this is a great option if you want to feel safe without closing your home off from the rest of the street.
Contemporary Wrought Iron
When most people think of wrought iron, they imagine intricate curls of metal and lace-like designs. That look works for some homes, but others could benefit from a more contemporary take on ironwork.
Consider an iron driveway gate that covers the same amount of your home, but has a more straightforward, blocky shape. Some contemporary designs include sharp angles and geometric cutouts, too. There are plenty of possibilities that stray from the classic gate look.
Wrought Iron Sliding Door
This kind of driveway gate provides plenty of security while still being easy to navigate.
Gates with dense ironwork can completely block the view of your home for privacy, and the sliding feature is very convenient for going in and out of your driveway.
Our team at Naddour’s Custom Metalworks is made up of professionals with years of expertise in the metalworking industry. Contact us today for more information on custom designs. We can answer all your questions on wrought iron driveway gates, fences, and more.