Residential or Commercial
Not all ornamental fences are created equal. Appearances can be deceiving so it is important to know the following:
If it is steel, is it galvanized? If it is galvanized, what is the weight of the zinc coating? If they can’t tell you the weight of coating you should beware. What is the tensile of the steel? Is it high grade or low grade; there is a difference. If it is not galvanized, steer clear!
Some ornamental fence products are painted, some are dipped in black primer, some are powder coated and some have multi-layer protective coatings. Know what level of protection is being provided. Read the warranty and understand if the warranty is for complete replacement or pro-rated according to product life. Understand exclusions, don’t fall victim to a loosely worded warranty. I have seen fencing and railing on new homes that has rusted before the owner takes possession. Do you want to admire your fence or spend time painting it each spring? Coating and undercoating make the difference.
If it is traditional welded ornamental fence steel that you’re looking for ask about the treatment of the welded areas after the welding. Are the welds cleaned afterwards, are the treated with a rust inhibitor or primer? Dirty welds mean poor coating adhesion and rust within the first year of ownership. While some maintenance is to be expected on a welded product a poorly treated and cleaned product can develop rust holes within a year.
Properly designed and coated galvanized steel fencing is impossible to beat in terms of strength and durability. We start with high grade, G-60 galvanized steel and depending on the product, We apply a variety of layered pre-treatments to the product and overlay those protective layers with high gloss, high quality DuPont exterior rated powder coating finish. The result is performance, beauty and a long lasting investment that can actually add to the equity of your property. Whether you’re talking durability or sheer beauty, there isn’t another product that out performs.