Wrought iron railings no doubt bring to mind the images of cathedrals and other fancy buildings and structures, but today you’ll find that this old-fashioned style of railing has been very much modernized, and has many different uses.
Generally railings are put into place for safety: the railings add stability and strength to the structure it’s supporting (such as a deck, patio, or balcony railing that is positioned horizontally), and they also prevent falls from the structure the railings are installed on. But since many people desire both function and form, wrought iron railings such as the ones found at Indital.com may also be ornately designed.
Wood railings are chosen most of the time because of their lower price and ease of installation, but iron railings, which are actually made out of steel that has been specifically molded and processed to look like iron, are chosen based on their incredible strength as well as beauty. You’ll even find wrought iron railings used for safety purposes, such as in high-crime areas where there are special railing enclosures installed over doors and windows.
Iron-based railings are incredibly long-lasting, and prone to rust, warping, or weakening from being exposed to the elements, so it’s easy to see why wrought iron railings are chosen so often.