At Pinky’s Iron Doors, we’ve fused together quality and convenience by providing home and business owners across the nation with a seamless, trustworthy, and convenient way to order high-quality luxury wrought iron doors, steel windows and doors.
We provide only the top NFRC rated steel and wrought iron accessories that fit within your budget and pride ourselves in superior quality iron doors. These doors have been previously handcrafted and custom made by master artisans for immediate purchase and fast delivery.
Wrought iron has been used for centuries, and wrought iron doors have been popular for a countless number of years for its aesthetic and functional properties. Here at Pinky’s Iron Doors, we’ve simply perfected wrought iron modern usage and design, using old styles and modern metalworking techniques to create our industry-leading luxury wrought iron doors.
What Is Wrought Iron?
Simply put. Wrought iron is iron that has been heated and then worked with tools. In fact, the term “wrought” derived from the past participle of the word “worked.”
Wrought iron is a fibrous, hand-refined material that has served many time periods as the preferred form of iron. To characterize wrought iron we must define what “slag” is in metal. Wrought iron is best described as a two-component metal consisting of iron and a glass-like slag. This “slag” in essence is an impurity, slag is the waste left over when pure iron is extracted from its ore. It is a mixture of silicon, sulfur and metal oxides that gives wrought iron some unique properties. We’ll talk about those later.
The difference between iron and steel is based on the amount of carbon contained in the metal. If less than 0.1% carbon is present in the metal, it is termed wrought iron, and it remains a ductile metal that can be heated and welded, but not hardened.
Wrought iron started to replace bronze in the 2nd millennium BC around Asia. By 3rd century BC, its use for tools and weapons was established in China, India, and the Mediterranean. There was a far greater availability in nature than that of copper and tin and it’s superior strength took prevalence over many other metals.
Why use wrought iron, what are its properties?
Wrought Iron is distinguished by it’s working properties and its resistance to corrosion. Because wrought iron is softer to forge, it’s workable at a higher and more “malleable” under the hammer.
This is why the use of wrought iron has been primarily decorative in the 20th century for crafts such as wrought iron doors, fences, windows, and much more. The strength, durability, weathering properties, and capacity to mold this wrought iron is the reason our master artisans at Pinky’s Iron Door’s use it for many of our custom, elegant and ornamental wrought iron doors.
Wrought iron is not only malleable, but it’s also more corrosion resistant than modern steel. Adding a wrought iron door to your home will not only raise the value of a home but remain intact over the life of a home. As a testament to its endurance, there are still working wrought iron tugs in the States, centuries old and floating on.
At Pinky’s Iron Doors, we use only the top NFRC rated steel and wrought iron materials to create superior quality wrought iron doors.
Investing in an elegant wrought iron door is great way to completely change the look of your home or business. Whether you need a set of exterior french iron doors for your patio, an elegant wrought iron front entry door to add some curb appeal, or even a set of modern iron doors to help make your commercial property pop by allowing more light into space, Pinky’s Iron Doors has you covered.
Feel free to view our different style options by reading, 10 TYPES OF CUSTOM IRON DOORS THAT WILL SKYROCKET YOUR HOMES VALUE IN 2019 and check out LIVE IN THE COLD? THE SCIENCE BEHIND PINKY’S THERMALLY BROKEN IRON DOORS to learn about our patent-pending technology for thermally broken wrought iron doors.