FAQ

What is the difference between Powder Coating and Painting?

Powder Coating uses a fine ground polyester powder applied to galvanized metal, utilizing sophisticated electronic equipment and heated to a high temperature (400 degrees +) allowing the polyester to melt and form a continuous coat on the metal. This coat forms a seal around the metal that does not allow for corrosive materials to reach the metal and is much stronger than paint. Paint will eventually fade and chip allowing the metal to be exposed to the elements.

What are your products made of?

Our products are produced from domestic galvanized steel.

Why would I want galvanized metal vs. non-galvanized metal?

Galvanized metal provides a product that is covered in layers of zinc to prevent rust from attacking the metal. For quality long lasting fencing, galvanized steel is an essential fabrication component. Without galvanization, the metal will rust quickly and not provide a long lasting durable finish.

Why would I want Aluminum vs. Steel?

Our iron products are ideal for security and containment settings in a wide variety of terrain applications. This product is highly customizable to fit your needs.

Our aluminum products are perfect for swimming pool applications or areas where corrosive chemicals or high mineral content water, such as salt water, come into contact with the fence on a regular basis.

Are your materials American made?

Here at Northwest Fence and Iron we pride ourselves by providing American made products for our customers. We use all domestic steel and produce the finished product at our facility in Austin, TX.

What is the advantage to using in-house crews instead of subcontractors?

Our in-house crews give us the ability to teach and train our employees the specific way we want our product installed. Using our own crews allows us to maintain a high level of installation quality and service.

Do you have D.I.Y. products available?

Yes, we have a wide variety of fencing materials available for D.I.Y installation. Visit our showroom today!

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