Steel vs. Aluminum vs. Wood
In the past 7 years there has been a dramatic increase in popularity of Ironwork. Consequently there
have been an increase of wrought iron look -a- likes on the market such as Aluminum and Vinyl
maintenance free product. Say it isn't so Joe. Seriously tho, although Aluminum does not rust like
iron it does corrode in a process called oxidization. Oxidization is not as obvious as rust but it can be
just as damaging, traveling under a powder coat finish until a huge paint chip falls off.
Powder coat finish has it's downfalls too. Powder coating is a great product for many things welded
together on site. It would, will, and does look terrible when you try and fix a scratch or scuff mark.
Wood is cheaper than Ironwork for the first 2 years.......and not nearly as attractive.
APPALACHIAN IRONWORKS Salem, Virginia