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Wrought Iron VS. Steel Gates – What’s the difference?

If you’re searching “Wrought Iron VS. Steel Gates” you’re likely trying to decide which metal is best for your new gates at your home or business.  Which is best for your property depends on your preferences, budget, and style of your property.  Artistic Alloys & Design will use whichever metal alloy you wish to fabricate metal gates for your driveway, home, courtyard, or business in the valley.  Read on to understand more about steel gates and wrought iron gates.

What’s The Difference Between Wrought Iron Gates & Steel Gates?

A lot of retail chains shy away from talking specifically about what the difference is between wrought iron gates and steel gates.  They want you to choose a style you like, pay for it, and have it installed.  We custom fabricate gates for Phoenix Valley homeowners and businesses and want our client’s to understand all of the pros and cons to each of the materials. While both iron and steel are elements on the periodic table, steel is made by combining iron with carbon. This means that when gates are made from iron it is made from something that looks naturally occurring.  Steel in contrast is an alloy which has a more modern appearance.

You’re likely still wondering which is a better material for your gates, so we have outlined the characteristics of each of the metals below.  Read through them and be better prepared when ordering your new wrought iron gates or steel gates.

Wrought Iron Gates

IRON GATES – Iron is a centuries old raw material which has been mined, refined, and wrought into gates, doors, and all sorts of useful items.  While it is no longer typically used for industrial purposes it is an incredibly popular material for ornamental metalwork.  This is true for both commercial and residential properties who want to add both functional wrought iron elements such as wrought iron entry doors.  While steel is stronger many property owners  want to add design elements which add character

Wrought iron has the edge when it comes to incredibly detailed and ornamental metal work.  It is easier to craft highly detailed and visually stunning metal objects with wrought iron.  So the fences, gates, stair railings, and pickets which have greater detail are crafted in wrought iron by skilled metalworkers.  This characteristic of iron makes continues to ensure that it is a popular and highly sought after material for the finest gates.

Steel Gates

STEEL GATES – Steel is also a popular metal to fabricate gates out of, especially when a modern look is desired.  For gates steel is also popular as it is stronger than wrought iron, is corrosion resistant, and is rust-proof. The quality of steel and the durability of welds varies by fabricator to fabricator.  This is why it is so important that you only choose the most skilled welders and metal fabricators to build steel gates for your property.  Some gate manufacturers fabricate gates out of stamped steel and use very inexpensive hardware and picket caps.  This is an inexpensive options, yet lacks the strength, durability, and stunning appearance of steel gates made by artisans.

For affluent property owners who wants to invest in their home or business location our custom steel gates will impress.  Fabricated from the finest raw materials and finished to your specifications an Artistic Alloy’s steel gate will increase the value, security, and appearance of any property.

Custom Metal Gate Fabrication

Artistic Alloy & Design offers Phoenix Valley home and business owners the highest quality and most unique gate fabrication anywhere.  You can choose your metal from wrought iron, steel, or variety of other fine metals and metal alloys.  When you want the best in style, security, and durability you can trust our team to deliver the best metal gates in Arizona. Give us a call today at (480) 941-2611 or view our wrought iron gate service page.

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Posted: November 13, 2017

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