Caring for Your Wrought Iron Gates and Fences

Wrought iron fences and gates provide creative and attractive alternatives to traditional cement or wooden barriers for homes. It is more durable and will bring an aesthetically pleasing quality to your home. However, there is a trade off that comes with these desirable qualities! Wrought iron fences and gates require more attention and care from the owner than some of the other fencing materials. It is important to know how to keep your fences and gates looking beautiful and working well. With winter approaching, it is important to learn how to care for and maintain your new wrought iron boundaries if you want them to last.

In Arizona, the winter months can be cool and sometimes wet. Most wrought iron fences are now made out of steel rather than iron, making them more affordable and durable. Steel is still susceptible to rust though, and it requires some care. One way to prevent weather from damaging your beautiful fencing is to apply a protective product, such as car wax, can help prevent corrosion and rust from damaging the metal. Also, something as simple as covering your gate or fence with a tarp during one of the few winter rain storms Arizona gets will save you time and money in repairs.

The mostly dry and warm climate of Arizona is perfect for having a wrought iron fence or gate around your home. The bountiful amounts of sunshine make cleaning the gates easy in comparison to the more humid climates across the rest of the country. To clean the metal work, use a mixture of warm water and dish soap. You only need to wipe the metal clean of dirt and other things that could cause corrosion. The plentiful warmth from the sun will dry the metal work without any help from you, making your job much easier.

Wrought iron work can add a beauty and value to your property that few other things will. Finding the right fence and the right contractor to install it can be one of the most rewarding home improvement choices a home owner can make. DCS Industries has been installing and manufacturing high quality wrought iron fences and gates in Arizona for the last ten years. A quality product begins with a quality contractor. To learn more about DCS Industries, LLC and their quality products, be sure to visit