Is Galvanized Steel Really Better than Painted Wrought Iron? | Hardy Fence
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Wrought Iron vs. Galvanized steel Fencing
dipping wrought Iron does in fact add superior
Bonding - A unique metallurgical bond
is created between the zinc and the base steel in the
galvanizing process which allows minimal under-film
Strength - The ductile outer zinc layer
provides good impact resistance to the coating. The Zeta
and the Delta layers are actually harder than the base
steel providing exceptional damage resistance.
Protection - Zinc coatings tent to be at least
as thick if not thicker on the edges where painted
products tend to break down first.
Thoroughness - Because the Zinc coating process
is done with total submersion the Zinc tends to form a
protective barrier on both the inside and outside of the
fence or gate section.
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Rust proof? Galvanizing any iron/steel
product will not keep rust from deteriorating the piece
over time. This is why Stainless Steel bolts and screws
cost (5x) what zinc coated products cost.
Galvanized product is better than painted
wrought iron? Not necessarily. Many "large"
production based fence companies would like you to
believe this misconception. But, let us share a very
important idea. If we painted a tank and galvanized a
cheap import car which would you expect to stand the
test of time? I'd put my money on the tank.
While researching many large fence competitors we've
learned a few things. First it's usually about the
bottom line. Second it's usually about marketing a
product. These are sad facts. But, they are reality.
When doing your research, ask what gauge pickets are
being used. The lower the gauge number the stronger the
steel and the stronger the steel the better the weld. It
is the areas around parameter of a weld that fail over
the long haul. If these areas are thin to begin with as
in mass produced welded fences - it is of no surprise
that these areas fail over time.
Hardy Fence on Galvanizing - Not
necessary on our wrought iron fences but if you insist
and are willing to cover the cost. We'd love to
galvanize your fence for you.
Hardy Fence on Powder Coating - Powder
coating is beyond a doubt superior to paint. Powder
coating provides a strong protective surface which
inhibits surface scratches and surface rust. But, let me
tell you I've never seen a powder coated fence that
didn't fade over time. Once faded it's difficult to
scuff for repaint; making it very difficult for paint to
stick to. Hardy Fences advice is to have us paint the
fence every 3-5 years.
Paint your Fence it's your Best Bet -
Let us paint your fence at the shop. After "several"
years if you have a few surface rust spots or it's
fading a bit. It's probably time to touch up the stain
on your wooden fence as well. Give us a call - we can
help you stain, paint and freshen it all up again.
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