How to Purchase Wrought Iron Railings

By Katy Lindamood

Using wrought iron railings can add a stylish flair to any home. Finding and purchasing the right railing for your needs and budget can be difficult especially if this is your first time using wrought iron railing.

Take measurements of the area you will be surrounding with wrought iron railing. These measurements will ensure that you do not purchase too little of the railing. Doing so will require an additional trip to the hardware store.

Visit several local hardware stores where you will be able to determine the height and style of wrought iron railing you will want to purchase. Visiting several stores will allow you to compare pricing so that you get the best deal.

Inspect the product carefully for any imperfections. Scratches, dings, and faulty craftsmanship can not only make your finished product unsightly it can also make it unsafe.

Gather the items you will need to complete the project such as screws, nails, and brackets.

Arrange for delivery of your wrought iron railing. This is especially important if you are going to be completing a large project and won't be able to haul the wrought iron railing home in your vehicle.

Tip

If you are planning a large project you may want to consider having the store work up an estimate for you so that you can compare prices between stores. If you do not have a local hardware store you can visit one of the large home improvement retailers online and arrange to have the items shipped to your home.

Warning

Check sections of railing for rust. Wrought iron is known to rust.

About the Author

Based in Kentucky, Katy Lindamood is a full-time freelance writer. She has been writing for magazines and professional websites since 2006 and has a background in retail management and home improvement. Lindamood holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and human resources.