ornamental iron fencing

Standard Terms Associated with Ornamental Iron Fencing

Ornamental iron fencing is ideal for a wide variety of applications. Among some of its best features are beauty, durability, and security. It is typically constructed of either raw or galvanized hollow tube steel. There are specific terms associated with all fencing types, and ornamental iron fencing is no exception. Here are a few you may hear when designing this type of fence.  

Custom Ornamental Iron Fencing

Ornamental iron can be custom shaped and sized to meet the needs of various properties throughout the valley. It can also be custom designed with an intricate panel, with your company’s logo or educational facility’s crest, or in your paint color choice. If you can dream it, a fence contractor can create it, then install it on your property.

Hollow Tube Steel

According to the Steel Tube Institute, hollow tube steel refers to high-strength steel tubing used as structural elements in buildings and other structures and various manufactured products, like ornamental iron fencing. It is available in round, square, and rectangular shapes.

Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steel is corrosion-resistant steel that is used to fabricate iron fences. You may see the term ‘hot-dipped’ associated with this material type. That is because the steel is coated, often by dipping it, with a layer of protective zinc to prevent rusting. This application helps promote durability and will require little-to-no maintenance.

Decorative Finials

Ornamental finials can be installed on top of each fence post for a decorative aesthetic. They are available in many different sizes and designs and may be custom fabricated, depending on your specific project requirements. Finials are ideal for ornamental iron fencing but may be suitable for other materials as well.

Fence Posts

Regardless of the materials used to construct it, the durability of any fence ultimately relies on the posts. These are cemented into the ground every few inches, depending on the project’s length, to add protection. They help to ensure the fence withstands pressure and that it is wind resistant.

Leading Fence Contractor for Over 35 Years

Biddle and Brown Fence Company is a leading fence contractor offering ornamental iron, chain-link, gate automation, and custom fencing.

Our company offers fencing solutions for businesses, municipalities, educational facilities, and sports venues throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

Biddle and Brown Fence Company uses only commercial-grade materials to protect your assets from vandalism, theft, and the elements.

To discuss your fence installation requirements and receive a complimentary quote, contact us today at (602) 456-8999.

“Hollow Structural Sections.” The Steel Tube Institute.
“Stainless vs. Galvanized Steel.” Bob Vila.

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