Iron doors have been becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners and homebuilders alike. However, when in the market for iron doors, information can vary from source to source. At Tuscan Iron Entries, a leading provider of ornamental iron doors, we want to set the record straight on some common misconceptions about iron doors. Here are 3 myths about iron doors, debunked.
Iron Doors are Overpriced
One of the most common things people say about iron doors is that they're expensive. And while it's true that iron doors are more expensive than wood doors, that doesn't mean they're overpriced. Value is a key component with iron doors. When investing in an iron door, homeowners are getting a significant increase in home security, curb appeal, and over all property value. The return on investment far outweighs that of a wood door, which is less secure and less appealing than high quality iron doors.
Iron Doors Rust Easily
Another common misconception about iron doors is that they rust easily. Historically, it's true that iron doors can rust over time. However, modern iron doors from Tuscan Iron Entries are made with corrosion-resistant steel. Additionally, each door is given a heavily baked-on powder coat finish, allowing greater protection from various outdoor elements for years to come. Iron doors have come a long way!
Iron Doors Require a Lot of Maintenance
Iron doors require less maintenance than most may realize. Maintenance on an iron door is contingent upon on how often the door is cleaned and inspected. When an iron door is regularly cleaned (we recommend mild dish soap and water with Tuscan doors), it won't be able to gather a strong buildup of dirt and grime. Additionally, quick periodic inspections of the doors' hinges and hardware are a good idea too. Doing these two things will increase an iron door's lifespan, continuing to save homeowners money long term.
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Tuscan Iron Entries has been a leading provider of wrought iron doors for over 25 years. Learn more about our doors here.