Why Wrought Iron Gates Are A Good Investment

The gates of your home are generally the first thing your visitors see, so make that first impression count!

This is why your gates should add beauty to your home as well as enhanced security and practicality. For this reason, wrought iron gates are the perfect investment for your home.

Here are the many reasons why.

#1. Boosts The Kerb Appeal

We regularly hear estate agents talk about kerb appeal.  This refers to how attractive your property looks to passers-by. The better your kerb appeal is, the more interested potential buyers will be in your house if you want to sell it.

Wrought iron gates are perfect for boosting the kerb appeal of your property. It shows that you have invested in your home and made it look beautiful.

Our custom-made gates can add value to your property and will make it stand out from the rest. We can help you to choose a style that is sympathetic to the age and period of your house.  Alternatively, we can copy most designs. This is particularly useful if you have existing ironworks that you need to match or have seen a design elsewhere that takes your fancy. 

#2. Increase In Property Value

If you are looking to sell your house in the future then wrought iron gates will give you a return. This is because they can increase your property value by a significant amount.

For example, we recently made bespoke gates and railings for a client. However, he had to move away and the gates could not be installed elsewhere due to their size and configuration. He asked his estate agent to update their valuation taking into account the new gates and railings.

Increased the value of the property by £15,000. This was also achieved at the final sale price of the house, returning a profit of £9,000 on the price paid for the ironworks. That is the power of wrought iron gates and railings. They can significantly increase the value of your property.

#3. Safety And Security

We all want to feel safe in our homes. If you have strong gates with proper locking mechanisms then you will feel safe and sound inside your home.

Wrought iron gates can be made with locking mechanisms such as a five lever lock which is the ideal choice for enhancing the security of your property as they deter intruders.

Even potential buyers will be attracted towards this feature as security is a concern to everyone. The heightened level of security will again increase your kerb appeal.

#4. Durability

Many people believe that because these gates are made of iron, they will quickly rust due to exposure to changing weather conditions. We always advise our customers to have their wrought iron gates hot dip galvanized to prevent rusting. This provides protection against corrosion for 70 years.  When dressed with our high quality powder coating over the top you will have a beautiful product that will stand the test of time.

Our galvanizing complies with BS EN ISO 1461 and our powder coating complies with BS EN ISO 13438.

This is why they will last longer than any other type of wooden fence or gate.

Final Words

A home or property is an investment. The aim is to protect it and get a high return in the future. This is why wrought iron gates are a perfect choice as they will make your property look beautiful and increase its value.

For more information on our bespoke wrought iron gates and railings, feel free to get in touch with us.

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