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Design Ideas for Metal Doors

on November 11, 2015
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Metal doors can add a delicate sophistication and charm to your home, while being secure, resilient, and low on maintenance. These are usually used to secure entrances to the garden, add entrances to the fence, on walkways and driveways, etc. Some people also use metal doors for their main entrance to their home.

Metal doors are strong and add another layer of security to your home. However, choosing the right design is vital otherwise your metal door would look out of place and downright ugly. Here are some metal door design ideas for your home.

How to Paint and Refurbish Your Fire Escape

on November 10, 2015
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If you have a fire escape in your building, you’re probably aware that it needs to be well maintained. While many suspect that fire escapes in Massachusetts aren’t really an efficient mode of egress, they still need to be maintained well. You need to conduct regular inspections, check to see if all the blots and fastenings are in place, and make sure that the metal is properly coated and is rust proof.

Different Types of Driveway Gates Available in the Market Today

on November 09, 2015
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There are several advantages of installing driveway gates in Boston. Not only are they very elegant additions to your property, they increase the security of your home. They’ll also increase the value of your property and enhance your curb appeal. However, choosing the right one can be a difficult. There are several different types of gates available in the market today and trying to understand which would suit your purpose isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Get Enhanced Security with Window Grills

on November 06, 2015
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Security of your home and family is very important and not something you can afford to be complacent about. Most people install high-end security systems in their home to make sure that their loved ones are safe. But sometimes, these security systems can fail. In such cases, it pays to have added protection that would be difficult to surmount. Window grills in Boston are just that. At Boston Ironworks, we believe that by simply adding grills to your windows, you can enhance the security of your home.

Why Should you Install Driveway Gates?

on October 13, 2015
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Most people leave their driveways bare, ignoring a glaring hole in the security of their home. This is because driveway gates in Boston used to be expensive. Only the higher income groups used to install these structures on their property. Today, driveways gates are more affordable and still many people hesitate to install them.

At Boston Ironworks, we encourage of clients to consider this installation seriously. There are several advantages of installing driveway gates in Boston. Consider the following points.

Why you Should Install Wrought Iron Gates in Your Home

on October 13, 2015
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Wrought iron gates in Boston are a classic and elegant addition to your home. They enhance the curb appeal of your property, and can increase the value of your home as well. This material has been used for installations in residential and commercial properties for several centuries, and can give your home a regal appeal that no other gate would be able to accomplish.

At Boston Ironworks, we’re always willing to expound on the merits of these beautiful structures. Here are some very valid reasons why you should install wrought iron gates in Boston.

Deck Safety Inspection Checklist

on October 13, 2015
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Metal decks in Boston are an excellent addition to your home and can increase its value.  A deck is a great place to entertain people or spend time outdoors without letting go of your privacy. However, they can also be risky if they’re not well installed or if they’re neglected. It’s very important to conduct regular inspection of your deck to make sure that it’s secure and is able to bear loads.

At Boston Ironworks, we’ve put together a brief deck safety inspection checklist. If you carefully consider these points, you can be sure that your deck is safe to use.

Railing Inspection Checklist

on October 13, 2015
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Railings are some of the most important safety features on your stairs. Many people don’t realize that the railings prevent several accidents, which can otherwise be fatal. They’re an essential safety precaution that all contractors need to install. However, not all railings are safe. To be considered safe, they need to follow certain guidelines for metal railings in Boston.

The Checks

At Boston Ironworks, we’ve put together a checklist of the essential aspects that your railings need, to pass staircase inspections.

Preparing your Fire Escapes for the Winter

on October 13, 2015
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Most people have external fire escapes in their buildings or homes but rarely consider the value of it until an actual emergency situation happens and they need to use the fire escape for egress. It’s especially important to protect your fire escapes from the harsh winter weather. Metal escapes are very susceptible to cold and moist climates.

At Boston Ironworks, we encourage our clients to carry out thorough fire escape inspections in Boston before the winter sets in. Here’s what you need to do.

Carry Out a Visual Inspection

It’s always recommended that you get a thorough inspection done but if that’s not possible, you need to carry out a visual inspection at the very least. According to the MA Fire Escape Law, all fire escapes older than 5 years need to be inspected and maintained every 5 years.

Railing Specifications - Difference between Handrails and Guardrails

on August 11, 2015
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Most people don’t pay much attention to the handrails or guardrails that line the stairs. When people build stairs, they forget the importance of these elements or consider it safe to forgo them. However, inspectors will tell you that ignoring railings is never a good idea.  At Boston Ironworks, we always encourage our clients to invest in railings, whether they feel like they need it or not. Let’s see the key difference between different types of railings.