To make your life easier, we have put together some basic "Magic Tips" coming straight from Devon. We know that you don't know what you don't know. For that reason, enjoy these words of wisdom we have gathered from our experience.
WROUGHT IRON VS. STEEL
The difference between square tubing and wrought Iron. The majority of all fabrication is done with steel that is square tubing (hollow through the center but square) Wrought Iron Steel is square but solid all the way through. Mostly used for security purposes like bars for windows in storefronts. Square tubing steel will last a lifetime. Wrought Iron will last generations.
PREPARE BEFORE WE ARRIVE
Make sure all electric lines have been marked by the city or certified electrician. Have all pet invisible fence lines marked. Usually the company that installed it will do it free of charge. Additionally, the CIty will send someone to mark gas lines at no cost. Finally, if you have irrigation system mark it. Usually the landscaping company won’t mind lending a hand. This makes the installation process a breeze.
I SEE RUST - WHEN DO I FIX IT?
Most metal is heavy. Do not wait until the last minute if you see rust starting to form. Give us a call immediately! Rust is extremely toxic and if it enters the bloodstream can be a deadly hazard for you kiddos and pups. Additionally, rusty play areas, railings, gates, and fences have little to no sustainable integrity and WILL give eventually, creating more hazardous zones in your home or workplace.
FOR ALL YOU DIY'ERS
Most people don't know career welders sport full on respirators under their welding hoods. All (flux) the smoke molten metal gives off is toxic to your health. Especially the affordable welders that use a process called flux core where no welding gas is used. YouTubers wouldn't know what their breathing is even toxic. When you inhale the smoke created from metal work, it is likely that you will get metal poisoning which causes flu like symptoms.