Everything you Need to Know About Wrought Iron Railings

Everything you Need to Know About Wrought Iron Railings

Railings are an essential safety feature that ensure you have support when you’re in elevated spots, and help prevent any dangerous accidents. Wrought iron railings are also very attractive and will add beauty and charm to your property. At Boston Ironworks, we’ve noticed that our clients have many questions about these railings and if they’re worth the investment. Here are some things you need to know about iron railings before you make your purchase decision.

Where You Can Place Wrought Iron Railings

Wrought iron railings are elegant and attractive enough to be placed everywhere, even if you don’t really need them. Railings can be used in different areas of your home, including:

  • On staircases to protect you from slipping, and to support you as you walk up and down them.
  • They’re placed on balconies and terraces to ensure there’s a barrier to prevent falls.
  • Wrought iron railings are also placed in gardens and backyards to create sections and segregate some areas of the property.
  • They can also be placed outside windows as faux balconies. This would add dimension and beauty to your exterior wall.
  • Dust and clean the railings regularly.
  • Look for scratches in the finish and signs of rust.
  • Refinish them at least once in two to three years to protect them from the elements.

Choosing the Right Railing

Traditional wrought iron railings are black and have a matte finish, which suits modern tastes and preferences perfectly. However, you can choose a glossy finish or different colors based on your existing décor and architecture as well. Most people prefer the matte black look and stick to traditional design.

You should also choose something of good quality. Poor quality wrought iron is weaker and will break under pressure. It’s also very susceptible to rust and damage due to wear and tear. Puddled wrought iron is the best option available in the market and will easily last for several years.

Maintenance

Wrought iron is very resilient and will last for decades, but only if you maintain it well. You won’t need to spend much time or money on maintenance and won’t have any problem keeping your railings in good shape. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Dust and clean the railings regularly.
  • Look for scratches in the finish and signs of rust.
  • Refinish them at least once in two to three years to protect them from the elements.

If you want to know about wrought iron railings, you can call Boston Ironworks at 617 657 3117. You can also fill in this contact us form. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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