Wrought iron gates have long been associated with wealthy people. However, it is far from the truth that only rich people can afford them. These days, with prices falling into a wide range of budgets, wrought iron gates are now within many people’s affordability. This means that most homeowners can increase the kerb appeal of their homes.
There have been many other misconceptions when it comes to wrought iron gates. Of course, these are only misconceptions with no truth behind them.
Let’s explore four of these misconceptions so you can make the best decision for your property.
Misconception No. 1: Iron Gates Are More Expensive
Many people see these gates on the homes of millionaires and assume they are costly. That is not the case. Iron gates are often less expensive than wooden gates.
As an example, one of our simply styled wrought iron garden gates will cost you around £143 including hinges and fixing brackets etc. On the other hand, a solid oak garden gate will cost you £290 or more excluding brackets, hinges, etc.
From this information, you can decipher yourself which gate is cheaper.
Misconception No. 2: Iron Gates Offer Less Security
People have this notion that iron gates are less secure. However, they are perhaps the most secure gates as you can customise them in a number of different ways. You can add spears or spikes to the top to deter would be intruders from climbing over them. You can also add secure locking mechanisms such as five lever locks, keypad entry systems etc. There are many other design features that add aesthetic appeal as well as the security and safety you need.
Research has shown that such gates ward off any suspicious visitors and reduce chances of attempted theft.
Misconception No. 3: Iron Gates Rust Easily
Our wrought iron gates will last you for many years to come. We always advise customers to have them hot dip galvanized which provides protection against rust and corrosion for over 70 years. Our powder coating is thicker than the industry standard and provides a beautiful black satin finish over the top of the galvanizing. Or if you prefer something different we can powder coat in a bespoke colour for a surcharge. You only need to use soap and water from time to time to clean them up. That is how low maintenance they are!
Misconception No. 4: Iron Gates Don’t Come In Lasting Styles
People sometimes associate wrought iron gates with old fashioned or outdated features. Yes, these gates have been in existence since the Industrial Revolution but they have dramatically increased in popularity as homeowners improve and renovate their properties. With a much more diverse range of styles on the market, including contemporary and modern designs, there should be something available to suit all tastes and budgets.
Don’t fall for these misconceptions. Instead, get in touch with us to find out everything you need to know about wrought iron gates. We are one of the leading manufacturers of wrought iron products and have a trading history dating back to 1946.
So, if you want to find out how to get the best wrought iron gates for your property feel free to contact us now.