Maintain Residential Gates for Long-Lasting Looks and Benefits | Leesburg, VA

May 7, 2015 | Fence Gates

While an iron driveway gate can look incredible and provide a lot of security for your home, you will need to keep it maintained to keep it looking good and functioning correctly.

Fortunately, this is actually pretty simple as the maintenance is not that challenging, it just requires you to follow the right steps and be persistent with your efforts.

Rust Prevention

Preventing rust in the first place is better than removing it after it has become a problem. To do this, you will have two main options, one which involves using a rust-proof finish, and the other requires that you use a primer that naturally resists rust on your residential fence gates.

Although these methods will provide a great deal of rust resistance, there is a still a chance for it to form, which is where rust removal and routine cleaning come into the picture.

Rust Removal

Removing rust is more about time consumption and inconvenience than it is in difficulty. All you really need is sand paper to sand off the rust from your gate. However, after getting rid of the rust entirely, you should follow the rust prevention methods to prevent it from coming back.

Routine Cleaning

Since gates are sensitive to scratches and other imperfections, you do not want to use an abrasive brush when doing your routine cleaning. Also, since iron gates are quite sensitive when it comes to cleaning, it is ideal to use a mild soap to prevent harsh chemicals from causing damage to the iron.

Drying by Hand

The best method of drying is to do it by hand, mainly because it prevents moisture from settling. When moisture is allowed to sit on your iron driveway gate, there is a chance it can lead to rusting.

Keeping your iron gate functioning and looking good is simple once you know what to do.

Contact us if you have any questions about maintenance, repairs, gates, or fencing.

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