One of our main goals at Monarch Custom Doors is to help clients better understand the craft and our commitment to ensuring the custom doors, windows, gates, garage doors, and railings we design and produce are of the highest quality. One of the ways we’ve decided to do this is to add a new feature to our blog: Your Questions Answered. Periodically, we’ll round up your questions about a particular product or material and give you insight and a behind-the-scenes look at them.
This week, we’re featuring the 12 gauge wrought iron we use in our handcrafted wrought iron doors. Attention to detail and a commitment to sourcing high-quality materials is the way we continue to provide our customers with the highest-quality and best-value wrought iron doors on the market. In creating beautiful wrought iron doors, Monarch Custom Doors sources 12 gauge wrought iron. Learn more about our preference for using 12 gauge wrought iron in our door designs as we answer your questions about 12-gauge wrought iron doors:
What does gauge mean? Monarch Custom Doors handcrafts our doors out of sheet metal. These big pieces of wrought iron metal are cut, molded, and melded into the custom wrought iron doors we’re known for. Sheet metal is measured in a gauge, or a unit of measurement detailing the thickness of the metal. Each gauge number, such as 12 gauge iron, relates to a specific thickness. The funny thing about this measurement system is, the smaller the gauge number is, the stronger the iron actually is. In this case, 12 gauge iron means the sheet metal used to create the door is .1046 inches thick and weighs 4.267 pounds per square foot – making our wrought iron doors dependable and durable.
Why does Monarch Custom Doors prefer 12 gauge wrought iron doors? Monarch Custom Doors specifically uses 12 gauge wrought iron because it’s the best combination of weight and strength to ensure the doors are strong without being too heavy. The benefit of 12 gauge wrought iron is our doors are more durable, and less susceptible to damage or the effects of weather than doors made with other materials or larger gauges. This helps us ensure we continue to create the best wrought iron doors on the market for you and your clients.
Are wrought iron doors heavy or hard to open? Even though we use the thickest gauge available for our wrought iron doors, our specially designed heavy-duty ball bearing, barrel hinges can each hold 1,000 pounds of weight to easily hold your door and giving you the ability to open your 12 gauge wrought iron door with ease. You don’t have to worry about your clients pulling or straining in order to open their wrought iron door. Your custom wrought iron door will function just the same as any other door, but better suited to fit your high-end home designs.
Can I customize my wrought iron door design? Absolutely! Monarch Custom Doors is here to make door dreams come true. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our wrought iron door gallery, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your custom door designs. We can recreate a picture of a door you’ve seenelsewhere or take your sketch and make it a reality. Contact us to learn more about designing your one-of-a-kind door.
What’s the benefit of 12-gauge wrought iron doors over wood doors? It can be hard to choose the best door material for your project because there are so many beautiful options. If you’re trying to decide between a 12 gauge wrought iron door and or a custom wood door, it might come down to a style preference, but keep in mind – 12 gauge doors are ultimately stronger and more durable. Wrought iron doors typically last longer and are better engineered to withstand the elements. They are also often more secure than traditional wood or fiberglass doors. Plus, with the elegance of wrought iron doors, you won’t have to compromise on style.
How long does it take to get a custom door made? As soon as we nail down your wrought iron door design and your order is placed, Monarch Custom Doors gets to work. Our artisans will execute all specs, details, and any special requests you may have and will create just what you’re hoping for. We ship Monarch Custom Doors products all around the world and you can expect your door in 10-12 weeks of ordering, depending on the final destination of the door and the complexity of the design.
If you haven’t already fallen in love with the look, durability, and security of a 12 gauge wrought iron door, we invite you to contact us to learn more about custom wrought iron doors. We’re here to answer any lingering questions you may have and to help you find the ultimate door for your next design. Contact us today to get a free quote for your dream door or to order a beautiful, handcrafted 12 gauge wrought iron door!