While “wrought iron” may be in our name, at Atrium Wrought Iron, we also specialize in stainless steel and aluminum materials to provide options.
Both materials can be used to make wonderful entry doors, gates, fences, and other interior or exterior designs. Our workmanship is high quality and all of our finished products are durable and stylish. With Atrium Wrought Iron, we can guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the final product.
The Pros and Cons of Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is great because it’s extra durable and can survive in environments with harsh water. For example, if you live in the Midland-Odessa area, you’re probably aware that your water is what we call “hard water,” meaning it’s full of minerals that can cause it to break down certain materials, such as wrought iron. For that reason, we recommend stainless steel to accommodate this issue and to ensure the final product lasts.
While stainless steel is a good material to use, it can get expensive. So if you plan to add designs to your home, it’s important to plan ahead financially. At Atrium Wrought Iron, we accept check, cash, and credit cards to accommodate your needs.
Aluminum: Advantages and Disadvantages
Another material we use is aluminum. Aluminum can be used to make splendid designs and comes in different colors and shapes. It is also easy to maintain since if one part of it is damaged, you can repair it without having to replace the entire product. Aluminum is also a good material to use if you live in an area with “hard water” or in a sunny place since it doesn’t retain heat for as long as other materials. Also, since it’s so light, it’s easy to install, meaning when we go out to your property to install it, we won’t need to be there all day.
Similarly to stainless steel, aluminum is rather expensive, though not as much so. However, when planned for properly, you’ll soon see that this investment can make for a long-lasting product, especially noting the benefits listed above. Another disadvantage is that while durable, aluminum doesn’t always hold up as well as wrought iron and stainless steel when put up in high volume areas where it may be hit or banged against.