2019 Iron Gate & Fence Design Trends

2019 Iron Gate & Fence Design Trends

As we are about 3 months into 2019, we wanted to put together a quick guide to some of the design trends that are becoming more relevant for iron gates and fences as this year has gone on. Many of these trends aren’t necessarily new, but they are definitely gaining prevalence as we are gaining more and more requests for these kinds of styles from our customers, so we thought it would be a great idea to share with you to use an inspiration for your iron gate or fence.

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5 Things to Ask Before Hiring and Ornamental Iron Contractor

5 Things to Ask Before Hiring and Ornamental Iron Contractor

Before working with any ornamental Iron Company for your next iron fence, gate or railing you need to make sure that you are making the right decision on whether or not this company is a good fit for you, as well as if they are company that anyone should be working with at all. As you may know, in the home improvement industry there are often issues with quality, timelines and even licensing/insurance, so to be sure that you get a company that can do everything you need, we have put together a list of questions that you should be sure to get answered before making the final decision on a fencing contractor.

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What Damages Does Your Insurance Cover?

What Damages Does Your Insurance Cover?

We know that an ornamental iron fence or gate is an investment in the value/security of your home and as a result, a question that comes up often is whether or not damages to it would be covered by your insurance company. Because this is a value of your home and you can’t   control what happens, it’s important to know if and when your insurance would cover repairs. As a result, we wanted to give you a quick outline of the things that can happen that are covered so that you can be better equipped to know whether or not you can file a claim in the instance of damage.

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Swinging Vs.Sliding Gates

Swinging Vs.Sliding Gates

So you want a gate? But do you know what type of gate will realistically fit your home? There are many variables that go into what would be the best gate for your home such as what best suits both the look as well as the proximity of your home to the things around it. As a result of all these variables, we decided to write about our two most popular automatic gate types and how to know which style would be best for you.

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5 Things to Know Before Buying a Gate

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Gate

Have you been wanting to get a new gate for your driveway, backyard, pool, garden or other areas of your home that you wish to protect but aren't sure where to start? Well, this post is for you. Below is a list of the 5 things you need to know to get the perfect new gate for your home and avoid many of the potential pitfalls along the way.

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A Custom Gate Takes Time, But How Much?

A Custom Gate Takes Time, But How Much?

One of the most common questions that we get from customers as we are getting started on their project or when they are deciding in if they want a wrought iron gate is “How long will this take.” And, although we always do our best to quote the best timeline possible for these kinds of projects, there are a lot of variables that go into dictating how long it will take to complete.

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How to Make Your Iron Gate Last Twice as Long

How to Make Your Iron Gate Last Twice as Long

So, You’ve invested in a beautiful new Wrought Iron Gate for your home or office, had the team come out and install it, and it looks gorgeous. Well, we’re glad you’re happy with it! Now its time to protect the investment that you made into this gate. The benefit of a wrought iron gate is that it is one of the most durable and long lasting materials that you could have chosen. However, these gates are still subject to scratches, wear and tear and ultimately rust.

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Our Top 5 Favorite Railings

Our Top 5 Favorite Railings

Over the years of designing custom made iron fences, gates, spiral staircases and railings, we have made a large variety of different designs for our customers. We have had simple, complex, tall, short and everything in between because each house and each project is different. However, we have had a number of our iron railings that have stuck out to us as projects that we believe embody the plethora of different railing option there are and we have put them together in this blog post to help you think outside the box and see the range of possibilities that are available for your next railing.

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Our Top 3 Favorite Iron Fences!

Our Top 3 Favorite Iron Fences!

Over the last 10 years that we have been in business we have worked on dozens of projects for our customers all over the Sacramento region, and during this time we have hand made a number if really cool iron fences. These fences have ranged from simple and elegant to creative and eye catching, but all have made a beautiful addition to our customers homes.

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Vinyl Fences Vs. Wood Fences Vs. Iron Fences

Vinyl Fences Vs. Wood Fences Vs. Iron Fences

When you're looking for a new fence for your home, there are 3 main categories that you will have to choose from. You have either wood, vinyl or metal as the material that is used to create your new fence. Each one has its pros and cons, and depending on your needs, only one will really work for your home. But, how do you know what will work best for you if you don’t understand the differences between them?

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Iron Gates Vs. Wood Gates: The Pros and the Cons

Iron Gates Vs. Wood Gates: The Pros and the Cons

Deciding between Iron Gates and Wood Gates is big an area of indecision for most people looking to get a new gate for their home. When people call to ask us about the work that we do, we often hear the question "Whats the difference between your iron gates and a wood gate?" Now, this is a very complicated question because there are many pros and cons to each. After thinking about it over the years though, we wanted to finally create an article that will hopefully answer some of your questions and help you to make a decision on what type of gate would be best for your home. 

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The 5 Best Iron Gate Companies In Sacramento

The 5 Best Iron Gate Companies In Sacramento

What are the best Iron Gate Companies in Sacramento? It's a good question and a very important one to answer because you need a company that you can trust to bring your vision to reality. So, after more than 20 years of working in the Sacramento area, we wanted to create a resource for those of you who are unsure of which companies to trust with building that beautiful new iron gate for your home.

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How Much Do Iron Gates Cost? - Iron Gate Cost

How Much Do Iron Gates Cost? - Iron Gate Cost

Our customers frequently as us: What is the price of an iron gate? Well, if we’re working on an Iron Gate, a number of different factors go into the overall cost of an iron gate. Below is a list of the factors that we consider when calculating the price of your iron gate. Generally, the cost of an iron gate can be anywhere from $500 - $2000 depending on many factors.

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Basic Design Elements of Iron Gates, Fences and Railings

Basic Design Elements of Iron Gates, Fences and Railings

A lot of times, when you first decide that you want a fence, gate, railing, etc...for your home the first thing you do is decide between wood, iron, steel, vinyl, for the material you prefer. Then, if you decide on iron, the next thing you most likely do is hop on Pinterest, type in something like "iron gates for my home" and start scrolling, create a board and save a couple things. Maybe you do a google search to find local companies (hopefully you find us) and maybe look through their gallery, then you call and tell the owner what you want, get a price and go from there. 


Well, we want to make your life easier so what we want to do is give you a beginners tutorial on some of the basic design elements of our iron gates, fences, railings and spiral staircases so that you know how to get the exact gate you want. 

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Why Iron Doors are Getting More Popular

Why Iron Doors are Getting More Popular

As we have been in the iron business for the last decade or two, there has been a trend that we have been noticing... The interest in iron security doors seems to be growing. More and more people are approaching us wanting to get iron security doors for the front of there house, and, after years of building them, I think we have finally come to the conclusion about why people are deciding to go with these iron doors over wood or glass. 

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Paint or Powder Coat: Which is Better?

Paint or Powder Coat: Which is Better?

When you are in the process of purchasing a new iron gate, fence, door or any other product, you are usually faced with two options for how it is finished. You have to decide between either paint or powder coat for the final color and texture of your product. In this blog, we're going to go into which is our favorite (Hint: its powder coating) and why it has more value to you as the customer. 

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The Top 5 Reasons Why We Use Iron

The Top 5 Reasons Why We Use Iron

When considering getting a metal gate, fence, railing, staircase or whatever else for your home or business, you tend to have three main options: Aluminum, Steel or Iron. In some cases, companies will use a mixture of 2 or more of them, but for the most part, those are the options you have to choose from. At Irish Iron, we have decided to move to almost exclusively using Iron for the jobs that we do for our clients and below are the top 5 reasons why we did this. We hope this will help you with your decision on what material to use to increase the beauty and security of your home.

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