My friend and I were at a showroom that specializes in the installation of wrought iron gates. She wanted to install a strong and durable main gate in her new home. Nowadays, you can find many companies selling wrought iron gates. How can we ensure that we are getting value for money? After all, a good wrought iron gate can cost from a couple of hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on size, quality and design. If you insist on made to order special design gate, it will definitely cost more. The key to buying a good gate, be it iron, aluminum or wood is to visit as many dealers as possible; and ask as many questions as you want.
Personally, a good wrought iron gate must be strong and easy to maintain. If I would to climb on top of any of the bars on the gate, it should be able to hold my weight or the weight of an average adult. The metal and joints should be rust proof and anti-corrosion as well. Metals will corrode when expose to moisture, salt, acids and oils. An anti-corrosion coating on the gate will help to prevent the occurrence of such corrosion. Certainly we do not want to see rust appearing on the gates of our homes after a few years. A good wrought iron gates must also have a good locking system. There are many companies that sells gates with a low quality locks. What is the point of installing a strong gate in our home when the lock of the gate can be picked easily be a thief. In order to cut cost, many dealers will install locking system made in China. Many of the China made and China brands of locks are inferior in quality. The lock will be worn out by a few years and you need to replace them as it becomes faulty. Most dealers are willing to install a good quality lock system made from Italy or United States if you are willing to pay more, because it will definitely cost more if the lock is a high grade type.
A good iron wrought gate will easily last more than 10 years. So it is important to pick a quality wrought iron gate with a top grade locking device for your home. Never compromise on safety and quality, even though it will be more expensive. Because with high safety and quality gate, you will enjoy a peace of mind in your home for many years to come.