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What are some different types of residential iron gates?

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Types of residential iron gates include decorative, practical, ornamental and security iron. Materials from which iron gates are manufactured include wrought iron and cast iron.

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Homeowners and landscapers typically use decorative gates as features on the property, and not necessarily as an actual gate. Although manufacturers use regular-quality materials in the production of decorative gates, they make them for show. Practical iron gates have a more simplistic design.

Cast iron gates come from molds filled with molten iron. The process does not create the highest-quality iron, but it does allow manufacturers to mass produce cast iron products. Manufacturers create wrought iron gates by hand working the iron.

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