Ornamental wrought iron doors are, overall, the strongest and longest lasting type of exterior residential door available. This does not mean they never need maintenance. Direct sun is particularly punishing to the finishes of these doors over the years. The good news is that the underlying steel itself is usually not damaged or worn at all, but the finish may need to be repaired or replaced every three to seven years depending on ambient conditions, on-going care and foot traffic.
As the oldest full-service wrought iron door company in the South, we have become well-versed in the repair, renovation and restoration of these doors, by all manufacturers.
Refinishing an Ornamental Wrought Iron Door
Direct sun can cause the finish of the exterior side of any wrought iron door to fade and peel over time. Suddenly, you notice your luxurious wrought iron door looks dull and bland.
Our wrought iron finishes have five layers, which include:
- Zinc coating (hot-applied)
- Black Enamel
- Faux Finish (when requested)
- Exterior anti-UV Clear Coat
These finish layers give an attractive appearance to the wrought iron. They also offer protection to the wrought iron.
When a wrought iron finish wears down, all layers may have to be restored, or perhaps only the surface coat needs work. The professional door team at Scardino Doors can give your ornamental wrought iron door a lustrous update by refinishing it, so it looks as new as the day it was installed.
Resurfacing an Ornamental Wrought Iron Door
When the finish of an ornamental wrought iron door wears away, the metal may be exposed to moisture. Moisture can cause erosion, which leads to chips.
Chips give an ornamental wrought iron door an uneven and unattractive appearance. In addition to changing the texture of the metal’s surface, the exposure to moisture can also weaken the wrought iron making your door less durable. When you notice that your ornamental wrought iron door has chips in the paint or finish, it’s time to take action to preserve, repair, and restore your door to prevent future damage.
The door experts at Scardino Doors can resurface your ornamental wrought iron door by using a bonding agent so it remains smooth, strong, and durable. Once the chips have been removed, the door will be refinished to protect the wrought iron and keep it beautiful for years to come.
Replacing Ornamental Door Hardware
In addition to the wrought iron itself, a door’s hardware will wear down over time. From handles and locks, to weatherstripping and knobs, Scardino Doors can replace all of your ornamental door hardware. We replace weather stripping, so nature and the weather stay outside of your house where they belong.
Contact Scardino Doors Today
At Scardino Doors, we are the South’s custom ornamental wrought iron door experts. If your ornamental door is in need of refinishing or repairs, contact Scardino Doors online for professional help today.