The Benefits of a Wrought Iron Entryway

wrought iron entryways are a symbol of elegance, status and old world craftsmanship. They adorn mansions, cathedrals, museums and prestigious buildings everywhere. But they are also a highly practical choice that gives your home the greatest security and requires the least maintenance over a lifetime. A wrought iron entranceway is a timeless statement of value - recognized the world over.

The Distinctive & Unique Style of Wrought Ironwork

More than any other part of a home, your entryway sets the tone and standard for everything that follows. It is like your smile, that conveys the uniqueness of who you are at a glance. A wrought iron entryway always conveys secure, solid quality and can express your distinctive style like no other. With Donatello craftsmanship and artistry, your entry door can be an original, a one of a kind treasure that will give pleasure to you and your family for a lifetime.

Best Security

Security is a top reason for choosing a wrought iron entryway, which can turn your home into a veritable fortress, while still looking elegant. The 109 Mil steel we use is the strongest in the industry and is virtually impenetrable. Every component of your door, including; steel, hinges, locks, latches, seals and glass are designed with security in mind. We can also build your door with conduits for security alarms, cameras or high tech electronic locks. Another security feature is the ability to open the integral window to interact with someone before unlocking your door. Donatello wrought iron entryways are also certified to withstand hurricane force winds and flying debris. Prestigious jewelry stores choose Donatello Doors to guard their valuables and we build every door so it will provide the best security for you and your family.

Increased Home Value

Studies from ‘Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report’ reveal that a wrought iron entry door will give you the biggest return on your investment - more than any other investment in your home!
But value is not just dollars. Value also includes functionality, ease of use, durability, the amount of maintenance required, and even the amount of pleasure the object gives to us! Our customers universally agree that buying their Donatello door was the best decision they made in their new, or newly remodeled home. It is a statement of elegance and wealth, yet it’s actual cost can be competitive with a premium wooden door - and is always less than our competitors. Later, should you decide to put your home on the market, you’ll be very glad you invested in something that creates such dramatic curb appeal.

wrought iron entryways Provide Strength & Durability

Every Donatello door is made from 109 Mil steel - the strongest available, with solid wrought ironwork. Forged with precision and care by experienced artisans to the most exacting standards, it is treated with a rust and weather resistant finish to protect it from anything that mother nature can dish out. No other kind of door can withstand the bumps and bruises of life like an iron door. In a suburban neighborhood, when firemen were beating down doors during an evacuation, a Donatello door was the only door they were unable to get through - even with their fire axes and battering rams! Every part of your door is manufactured with durability in mind: from the welded hinges to the the dual pane, safety glass and integral drop seals – Donatello doors are built to last.

Ease of Maintenance

Unlike wood doors, that can rot and splinter and require regular painting, and unlike fiberglass that can delaminate and split; wrought iron entryways require no regular maintenance to preserve their beauty and functionality. The only thing you will need to do is wash them with non abrasive soap. BTW, since the glass windows open inward, they are easily cleaned from inside your home. Iron only improves with age and once you have your door installed, you should never have any maintenance issues - only compliments.

Easiest Doors to Install

Donatello wrought iron entryways are easy and simple to install. Just bolt the doorjamb into the house framing, lift the doors onto the precision hinges and the job is done. Everything has been made to your exact specifications so, whether your door is for a new building or a remodel, it will fit exactly into the space allotted for it. Despite the weight of our doors, a contractor or homebuilder will be able to install them in a few hours. Once your door is properly set, it will swing perfectly and open and close effortlessly.