When Shopping for a Wrought Iron Door,
Look at These 4 Things to Determine the Quality
If you are considering buying a wrought iron door, you may be overwhelmed by all the available options. Just like wooden doors, there are countless types of wrought iron doors for sale, with varying levels of quality between each one. Some are great quality and offer amazing value for the money while others are overpriced and nowhere near the quality of other wrought iron doors.
This makes finding the best quality wrought iron door quite challenging! Knowing what to look for makes this process much easier, so if you’re shopping for a wrought iron door, look at these 4 things to determine the quality:
Pricing can be misleading for a wrought iron door. While many are higher priced than other types of doors, it’s no guarantee of quality, so don’t make the mistake of assuming high-priced products are going to be the best quality.
However, you should be mindful when a wrought iron door’s price is too good to be true. Many cheaper doors use low-quality metals and metalworking techniques, meaning the door isn’t offering the value you might expect. The average cost of a wrought iron door starts at around $800-$1,000 and can reach several thousand dollars depending on the size, weight, and design.
The best wrought iron doors will have some sort of coating to ensure durability, namely preventing rusting. For instance, powder coated iron doors are popular, with a special coating applied to the metal and then being charged by an electrical current to fuse to the door. The coating protects the door from chips, cracks, and scratches for many years.
Galvanizing is another form of coating that is also a sign of good quality in a wrought iron door. This process involves coating the iron with a zinc finish for added durability, making the door highly resistant to rusting. It also helps maintain a natural appearance, which may desire from their metal door.
3. Insulation Rating
Wrought iron doors are much better insulators than wooden doors, so be sure to check the insulation rating to determine their overall quality. The higher the insulation rating the less heat that will escape from the door, so don’t overlook this rating when shopping for a wrought iron door.
Most manufacturers should provide you with an insulation rating – if they can’t, be sure to avoid buying the door as there will be better options available! Also, a pane of glass in the door may add to the energy rating, so be sure to check this too.
Is the wrought iron door made using certified products? Are they certified to follow your state’s safety laws regarding building codes? There are various types of certification you should look for in your wrought iron door, so make sure to inquire about what type of certification the doors have from the seller.
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