Upgrading to iron with regards to your doors and gates may seem like an odd thing to say. This is because iron is not typically looked upon as something that you would add to your home in order to make it more appealing. People have thoughts of the bars on the windows that you will see in high crime areas when they think of adding security aspects to their home. While these types of designs are certainly an option if you want them, then inclusion of iron doors and gates does not have to look like a prison. One of the best aspects about iron is that it is just as strong if it is presented in a more artistic layout as it is if it is presented in the typical "bars on your windows" fashion. This means that if the doors are designed in a way that also adds more flowing scrollwork or knuckles as ornamentation, the strength aspects are not compromised.
When you are designing a custom iron door, you can leave it plain or you can add to it in order to make it flow with the design of the house. When that door is then installed within the presentation, and it is the first thing that someone sees when they look at the front of the house, then the embellishments can make it or break it. If it is left plain then it will look far more like a security door than if it has some additions that are designed specifically for beauty. These beatifications are quite fashionable right now, and are generally used more extensively on higher end homes. This translates to improving the value of your existing home no matter what level it is, because the elements are associated with the higher end. It is literally "looking like rich people" because more wealthy people typically use these types of higher end doors. The beauty of iron as a security measure is that it is not exclusively used on lower end homes or in high crime areas. If it was, then the association would be more negative. Since it is commonly used on these higher end homes, it is considered an upgrade to almost any hours.
This gives you the ability to upgrade your home it it's appearance and it's value by adding iron security doors to the mix, as long as they are done correctly. If the company who manufactures your doors and gates has the ability to make them custom instead of them looking like they were purchased off the rack as part of your home security, then they can add both beauty and also prevent break ins as well. It would take a would-be thief hours to saw through iron, as opposed to simply kicking down your existing door or breaking the glass of your windows. This gives you an elegance that higher end homes specialize in, while also giving you the same levels of security that keeps those higher end homes intact. When you are ready to upgrade your home in a way that will add value, call us.
The world of security has generally existed outside of the world of artistic creation. Usually, when it comes to home security you are making compromises with regards to the way you would like things to look in order to create a situation where you are also safe. You put together a beautiful looking front yard, spending large amounts of money on landscaping and painting in order to make the home look appealing and welcoming, only to ruin the look by installing cameras or fences around it all. Generally, this is the compromise that needs to be made if you are to feel protected and safe within the beautiful home environment you have striven for. This is unfortunate, as the ideal situation would be the integration of security devices and aspects that are equally beautiful as the things you have done for aesthetic purposes alone.
Styles change over time, and it is a good thing that one of the more recent style developments has been the use of more classic types of architecture. With the advent of Tuscan style homes in particular, the integration of wrought iron as decoration has taken hold among higher end clients, and this style is also being embraced by lower level homes as much as can be within the pricing scope that is offered. Generally, these types of iron embellishments are integrated for pure beauty purposes, and without a large amount of functionality in today's world. An example might be the inclusion of iron widow boxes which were designed for European people to put flowers on the side of apartment buildings in order to brighten their personal spaces. The style of the window boxes being included in today's homes in places like Las Vegas brings iron into the discussion as an ornamental aspect, but an additional functionality can also be explored. Through the use of ornamental aspects within the design of security doors and fences as well as gates, an aspect of beauty can be added to your home while also improving the security features you enjoy. This gives you the ability to add something to your home that actually improves it's appearance while also increasing the secure nature of the home itself. It is a win for both beauty and functionality, and it will increase the curb appeal of your home while also making it far less likely to be broken into.
The way it works is surprisingly simple. Iron security doors and gates were used over the centuries because of their ability to withstand far more than wood or glass. They make it far more difficult for someone to enter your space if they are in place. Traditionally, when including an aspect that adds beauty, the security aspects were diminished. Adding glass in order to "open the area up" makes it far easier to break through. Making something look more delicate also makes it easier to breach, but this is not the case with iron. A scroll or basket can be added to any bar without weakening it, as can almost any shape that can be dreamed up. This gives artists the ability to create security doors that are also artistic and beautiful, and which will add to your home instead of taking away from it.
If you take home security seriously, it is easy to learn from hundreds of years of experience what works and what does not. Different materials have been tried in different combinations over the years, and the results are generally mediocre next to the methods that have been proven to work throughout history. Even in the middle ages, when the security of an area became an issue that needed to be dealt with, iron was the material of choice to solve that problem. Iron as a material is nearly indestructible, and for iron to be cut or bent required far more effort than most people were willing to put in. As a result, iron fencing and gates that were constructed hundreds of years ago are still seen every day on churches and older buildings, as well as higher end Victorian homes. The choice to use iron for these purposes was obvious, because it could be shaped as necessary by a person who was trained in iron forming, and could then be joined together to form security for large areas of land. It could also be affixed to buildings at points of entry in order to allow light through, but still make entry by unwanted guests nearly impossible. Iron was popular because it made sense, and no other materials at the time were able to match it's strength and resilience.
More modern homes began to revisit iron as a security measure in the 1970s, when the protection of you home began to become more important. Crime was increasing, and ultimately the methods you used to protect your space would many times be the deciding factor between who got robbed and who did not. Iron security doors and window bars became popular simply as the functional aspects were needed, but those in the business of providing these products soon revisited the old ideas as well. When appropriately welded together, ornamental aspects of iron work are just as strong as solid bars, ultimately allowing iron workers to construct doors and gates that are not only strong but also beautiful. These were the ideas of the past, where churches and more elaborate buildings protected themselves from intruders using iron work that added to the aesthetic of the building itself. Beauty and strength was allowed to function together and compliment each other.
Today, people who are looking for ways to customize and beautify their homes while also adding security to the mix are experimenting with custom iron doors and gates. They are using ornamental embellishments to the iron structural frames to create beautiful doors that also make break ins nearly impossible. The new way of improving your home was once the stuff of wealthy people, but thanks to improvements to the process iron security doors that are also beautiful are available to everyone. Costs are usually associated with the amount of embellishments that are integrated into the project, but the doors can be fit to nearly any budget today. Contact us to explore your iron door options. If you can dream it up, we can make it.
If you are like many people in the Las Vegas valley, you have probably considered upgrades to your home that will not only improve the looks, but also add to the functionality of the home. Many younger people are making choices in homes that are not only designed to look good, but also to perform some type of function that will ultimately improve their lives. This is why current trends in home sales are favoring smaller homes that have more features and upgrades, as younger buyers prefer less wasted space and more expense on actual functions. You will commonly find that upgraded windows and doors, floors and security systems are preferred to larger rooms, and houses that feature these kinds of improvements are not only worth more, but also will sell faster. This is why so many people who own homes are now exploring the options that iron provides to them. Iron security doors will provide that extra bit of home security assurance that so many seek, while also adding to the aesthetics of the house.
Iron is traditionally the material used for security purposes, even from hundreds of years ago. Iron was used for fences and gates on churches and castles due to the fact that it was nearly indestructible and also could be shaped in order to create smooth curves and provide embellishment. When appropriately joined through a welding process, the embellishment pieces on iron fences and doors are as strong as the parts that have no embellishment, creating a unique situation that is typically the opposite. Generally, embellishment areas are weaker than security areas, and pose the threat of being an entry point to a home. Glass windows as an example will add light and beauty, but reduce the security of that point significantly. When iron is added to the area that poses a weakness, even when embellished it still maintains it's security features. This makes ornamental iron able to also be used as security devices.
This is the reason that many midsized homes in the Las Vegas valley are now featuring iron security doors in their entryways as well as side gates. The added security that is provided to these homes in addition to security systems make the home not only able to be protected in the form of alarms, but also preventing the break in all together. Iron security doors are nearly impossible to break through, which ultimately means that the bad people move to the next soft target nearly every time. When you are ready to upgrade your home in a way that not only provides function but also beauty, contact us for an absolutely free estimate. Your new iron security doors and gates will be hand made to your specifications, and will dramatically improve the look of your home as well.
If you are like most people, you have probably considered installing security measures into your home. Most cities and suburbs have issues with crime, and even places that are considered very safe tend to have issues from time to time. Sometimes these are isolated events where multiple crimes are committed by a single person or single group of bad people, and they continue until the perpetrators are caught. Other times it is simply a softness in the targets of an area that brings the crime to it. What is most interesting is that the areas with the least amount of crime will tend to have the most as far as security measures. This might be because the people who live there simply can afford it, but there also could be a reliance upon yourself to protect your home in less wealthy areas, as opposed to relying upon devices.
Common devices that are security based are alarm systems and cameras, both of which do little to actually prevent the crime. Generally, they work by means of a threat that there is a device on premises that makes it more likely that you will be caught because someone is alerted that you have entered the home. This does not actually stop them from entering, just means that they will need to hurry more, or potentially move to the next target that does not have these measures in place. Another common practice is to install a protective film on the windows that are near entry doors, because glass is easy to break. The installation of a security window film makes the glass far more difficult to break, which would slow down entry into the home. These films will tend to obscure the view, as they are almost never clear.
Probably the best way to actually prevent entry into your home is iron security doors and gates, which literally put iron bars up in front of areas that pose a weakness. Since a window can be easily broken, iron security bars will make it so that a person still cannot enter. Since a door can be kicked in, iron gates in front of it make t so that the person cannot get near the door. The best part about iron is that it is not only strong but can also be beautiful. This is why you see this so much in more expensive homes, because iron has the ability to provide elegance and at the same time present a barrier that you would need a blowtorch to get through. Those who can afford more can add to these security gates and barriers through ornamentation, which actually does not weaken the structure. These combined create a space that portrays calss and elegance, and also says to those who would like to harm you that you take security seriously.
There are different reasons to consider the inclusion of iron at different points within your home. You will notice the use of iron throughout homes that are considered "higher end" as well as those that are not owned by wealthy people. This is due to the versatility of iron as a medium, and the expense only being seen as ornamentation is added. You can literally get iron security bars added to doors and windows of your home for a very reasonable and low price, which will also add to the security of your home. The cost of these additions will be offset by the savings that you see over time by preventing breakins. While they may not be as beautiful as a wide open window, they can be designed to not look too imposing.
Higher end homes will also employ the same mentality of security and personal protection, while also adding to the ornamentation of these elements in order to keep them beautiful. Yes these types of additions are going to add to the cost, but the beauty of the entire thing is that they do not detract from the strength and security that is added. The elegance of ornamental pieces that are added do not reduce the strength of the entire piece, ultimately giving you the ability to budget the same security aspect to fit the amount that you would like to spend. The more you are willing to spend on a gate or door, the more ornamentation can be added to it. That same piece can also add many custom aspects that are not seen in any other homes in your area, due to the fact that each piece is hand crafted to the specifications you set. When it comes to security iron and ornamental iron, the two styles and functions can intersect without an issue.
Style and functionality are able to mix quite well with ornamental iron in a way that few other security aspects can. Generally, it is nearly impossible to improve an alarm or camera system to make it elegant. It is seen as a function first addition, and while it might detract from the aesthetic beauty of the place it is seen as a necessary evil. Ornamental iron on the other hand has the ability to put beauty first and still be a fully functioning security aspect. Almost any other type of beautification attempt is going to weaken the security aspects, like the addition of glass where there was once wood or metal in a door. Yes, it will open it up and make it look nice but it will also make it far easier for a thief to enter the house. Iron security doors will allow for the addition of artistic elements that are also beautiful, solving an issue with being safe at the expense of feeling like you are in jail yourself. Contact us today to find out more about the elements that you can add to your home while also adding the security you have been looking for.
There are a lot of types of things you can do with iron that is not just security related. Too many people think only of the security bars that people get on their windows when the discussion of iron comes into play, but for many years iron has also been used to simply beautify existing structures. This style is European, where scrollwork made from iron began being welded to secure structural elements in more expensive homes and churches. This was started due to the fact that a material that is one of the strongest on earth could also be shaped in almost any way desired. When these curved and shaped pieces are joined together using a welding method, they are just as structurally sound as if they were wimple straight bars. This provides the ability to be both beautiful as well as secure.
Ornamental iron is decorative, and as such it has the ability to be used in many applications outside of just security doors and gates. For example, it is possible to place scrollwork of shaped iron under windows to create planter box holders like those seen in old European cities. These were popular because people wanted to be able to grow flowers and plants within their small apartments but could not provide adequate light sitting them inside on window sills. The answer was to affix planter boxes outside of the window within reach of a person inside, but these needed to be affixed so securely that they could not potentially fall to the street below even after a hard rain. The answer was ornamental iron that was shaped in a way that a box could be placed inside, this iron being connected to the building outside. This style became a popular way to add beautification to a home. This same style can be applied today in many other forms as well, potentially also being seen as railings and barriers that would prevent falling.
If you are interested in an ornamental addition to your home or business, you can contact us directly for a custom quote. There is literally nothing we cannot create out of iron, and it will have the ability to be as strong as it is beautiful. This will allow you to not only add to the value of your home simply for the purposes of having a more expensive house, but also adding to the functional value of your home as a secure space. You can reduce the potential for accidents or crime at the same time as adding an artistic flair to the space that is classy and timeless. Only iron can do this, and only iron is going to be the material that can last forever without breaking down or going out of style.
The reasons that someone might choose to affix an iron gate or door to their home can be widely varied. For most, when shopping for iron doors they are thinking of security aspects, and the fact that an iron door is nearly impossible to get through. One of the real drawbacks of entryway doors is that they will either need to be good looking or secure, because many of the aspects that would make a door beautiful also make it easy to penetrate. The more glass that you have integrated into your front door, the easier it is to actually break through. Many bad people will also use glass cutters to easily access the inside of your home without making any noise at all. Using a suction cup they have the ability to cut a circle and then remove the glass without making even the slightest sound, then they can reach in and unlock the door. If you do not have glass integrated into your front door it will be more secure, but will ultimately look less appealing. This is why many will begin to explore the options that iron entryway doors will offer, because they can be both beautiful as well as far more secure than any wood or glass door.
The solution to the search for both secure and beautiful doors comes in the form of ornamental iron. This look has become quite popular over the course of the past few years due to it being integrated into Tuscan style homes. This look celebrated the methods that were used in the past of creating a secure entryway that also would allow air to pass through. Ornamental iron is different than other types of security doors. In addition to the bars that are placed into the framing for security purposes, the use of knuckles and baskets, curved and shaped iron pieces and other forms of decoration are added. None of these pose the threat of being a weak point due to the fact that their construction material is actually iron. When they are welded into place within the framing they create a strength that is equal to even the simple designs. This form of iron work then allows not only a beautification of the home but also an added security aspect. This is quite popular as a feature in the resale market, where beautification that also adds function increases the prices that people are willing to pay for a home.
When you decide to affix ornamental iron to your home in the form of entryway doors or gates, your design choices are nearly endless. The iron can be shaped any way that you want, as well as having designs and even words cut out of solid pieces. This gives you an ability to customize your space to your own liking, which is refreshing in a time when mass production is the norm. Most homes today look pretty much the same in different areas, ultimately having a style that may be unique to a climate but not being very personalized. Uniqueness in a home isn't necessarily going to be the best idea if you are selling due to the fact that the individual aspects that appeal to you may not appeal to prospective buyers. Ornamental iron will almost never have this kind of effect on purchases, as the majority of ornamental iron doors and gates are designed as a compliment to the overall design.
In Las Vegas, you need to take your home security seriously. This town used to be small, and nearly everyone knew each other. If you saw something suspicious happening in a neighborhood, you would either get involved or call the cops, but as the valley grew we lost touch with our neighbors. Many of us don't even know our neighbor's names, let alone who is suspicious at the house or not. Today, we simply "mind our own business" and go about our daily lives ignoring things that may be happening at homes around us. This sense of community being lost is tragic, but there is not a lot you can do about it except to take extra measures to protect yourself since nobody else is looking out for you.
Security measures for your home are about the best thing you can do to make sure it is not you being victimized. Installing cameras that will record the images of people breaking into your home, or alarm systems that will alert authorities if an intrusion happens is going to do a lot better than relying on neighbors to do something, but unfortunately these types of security measures only help once an intruder is inside the house. If you lived on enough land, perhaps you could get an alert in time if someone crosses onto your property, but most people in Las Vegas do not have the luxury of enough space that this would have an impact. Bad people are usually only a few steps from your front door when they are walking down the sidewalk or driving by in a car, so the amount of time it takes for them to get inside and steal from you is minimal, and the alerts will usually get the police out there too late.
What you need to do is prevent the criminals and bad people from getting into the house in the first place. The easiest way to prevent entry is to create a barrier that they cannot get through. While some people may think that a door or window is a deterrent, thieves realize that a standard door can be kicked off the hinges quite easily. They are made of cheap woods and pressboard, and even though the deadbolt is good quality the door will break around it if kicked hard enough. Glass windows provide almost no security at all except the sound they make when broken. This leaves you with iron security doors.
An iron security door is going to be constructed in different styles depending on your preferences and your desired level of security. They can be solid and look like a regular door, or they can be made of ornate scrollwork. When done correctly they are welded at all the joins and are created from iron thick enough to not be able to be easily bent or cut. A good iron security door is going to prevent unauthorized access to your home by simply making it too difficult for a thief to want to undertake it, generally resulting in them moving on to the next house. Las Vegas isn't the community it used to be, and unfortunately people do not look out for each other any more. That means that you are going to have to look out for yourself, and iron security doors, gates and fences are your best defense.
There is a reason why the more affluent the neighborhood, the more instances of iron fencing you will see. It is pretty simple, there is nothing more robust and also timeless than iron when it comes to fencing designed to do more than keep small animals from wandering into your yard. When you take security seriously, you step up to iron fencing. This is because the instances of crime are reduced the further that you can keep criminals away from the home itself. You may have taken the steps to put alarm systems, cameras and security doors into your home, but if the criminal is given the opportunity to approach the house and potentially work on disabling these systems without being noticed, then you are not fully protecting yourself. The idea is to put as much in between the bad people and you as possible, making it difficult every step of the way to get to your home and possibly inside. The perimeter of the property is the best place to begin this process, especially because it serves multiple purposes. It is going to keep people out that you do not want inside, and it is going to keep people and animals inside that you do not want to escape. Done correctly, it will also provide an elegant addition to your home that will add value and appeal.
Fencing generally serves the purpose of defining a barrier between your property and everyone around you. It also provides a small amount of protection for animals and small children to prevent them from escaping. Naturally, if someone really wants out they will simply jump the fence, but when you are thinking about fencing for security you can use iron to add a level that would not be seen in wood or other materials. The points that you can use in the design of iron fencing adds a difficulty to jumping the fence, essentially adding harm potentially to anyone who ties it. In many instances if you are trying to create a perimeter that is also adding to the security of the property, adding an element that is difficult to scale will encourage the criminals to move on to the next target. When this is combined with a locking iron gate or double gate, you can create a more secure property with multiple levels of difficulty for a person to get in if they have bad intentions.
Iron fencing is decorative and also robust. You will see iron fencing around ancient buildings from centuries ago, simply because the elements are no match for the iron materials. Wood and plastics will erode and degrade over time, needing replaced more often than most of us are willing to do. Iron fencing however, will generally last far more than a few lifetimes. Damage to iron fencing is generally as a result of vandalism or people attempting to cut it down or bend it. The elements will not be enough to destroy a fence made of iron, which is why you can trust your iron fence to provide elegance and security for as long as you live. If you take your privacy and security seriously, consider iron fencing in addition to the other security elements you already have installed.
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