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Friday, December 6, 2013

Wrought Iron or Aluminum: Can You Tell the Difference?

Pop Quiz:  Is the railing below wrought iron, or aluminum railing?

If you guessed aluminum, you guessed right! 

As Sterling Dula, the railing manufacturer responsible for the railing in the photo above, we are so proud to have been a part of the recently completed Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia.   This new, luxury resort situated on 340 acres in the Washington, DC area has received accolades from several blogs, magazines and online publications such as Forbes, and the Washingtonian.

One common theme we've been noticing is that many of these publications have listed these balcony railings as "wrought iron" - and we can't say that we blame them! Although the railing was designed to look as such, upon closer inspection, a more trained eye will notice that it's actually aluminum picket rail, powder coated black to provide the appearance of an iron balcony railing.   The payoff?  A intricate design without any rust issues for the life of the railing.

Another thing to mention - the horse and rider accent on the panel itself was cut on our in-house waterjet machine.

If you're interested in seeing what else we can do with our waterjet, click on over to this article on our website, or learn more about the Salamander project here

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