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Why Join An Art of Metal Fabrication Tribe?

I’ve been amazed at the number of friends, family and clients that have mentioned wanting Jeffery to teach them to weld.  Let me clarify, I’m not saying I doubt his ability to teach!  I just don’t share the desire to learn to weld.  When you are married to...

TEXSTAR Ford Security Gates – Client Profile

In 1998, Texstar Ford put down roots in Stephenville, Texas (also known as the  “Cowboy Capital of the World”).  They haven’t looked back.   I’ve not met someone from Stephenville, that doesn’t know where Texstar Ford is located. They support their community, and...

How to Avoid A Wimpy Looking Gate

A crooked, sagging or dragging gate doesn’t convey strength and security.  They are wimpy-looking and ugly. This is especially sad when you took care and pride in designing your dream gate entrance to welcome guests and add value to your property. What causes a...

Jeff and Pam Toney – CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

Jeff Toney sent us the following testimonial about his experience with Aberdeen Custom Gate & Iron. “We like working with people who are experts in their craft and combine that with excellent customer service. After reviewing some of Jeffery’s work and...

Tips to Avoid Wind and Rain Gate Hassles

  Spring ushers in March winds, April rains and thunderstorms – none of which are friendly to gates. Try these tips to keep your gate working and repair costs low. We discussed some low-cost surge protection in our blog about gates and lightning. A plan for surge...

Color Psychology and Your Gate

According to the psychology of color, your gate entrance could either say “NO TRESSPASSING” or “WELCOME”. Do you know what statement your gate color is making? Or, what color you should paint your gate to make it communicate what you want? I thought selecting a gate...

Custom Courtyard Gates (or Doors) – Chamberlin CLIENT PROFILE

Sherry Chamberlin has lived in New York, Washington state and California. But, her love for breeding cutting horses brought her to Fort Worth in 2003.  Texas has been her home ever since.   We met her this year when she asked us to build some custom metal courtyard...

Powder Coating vs Painting and Avoiding RUST

After we have poured our hearts into a new gate design and fabrication, the finish can be the icing on the cake that makes everyone “OOH” and “AHH”.  Or, it can be completely distracting in all the wrong ways … like orange hair on an otherwise beautiful brunette....

Custom Ranch Gate – Burton’s CLIENT PROFILE

As one of the very few registered British White cattle breeders in the United States, Pam and Jimmy Burton love to promote and talk about the breed that is unfamiliar to most of us. Of course, I think I can identify most any breed because I grew up on a cattle ranch,...

The Old Liberty Schoolhouse – CLIENT PROFILE

One of my all-time favorite gates that Jeffery designed and built is Zan Talburt’s driveway gate in Azle, Texas.  I am a super-fan the “braided” look he gave the metal.   I’ve been told for a long time that Zan and I would hit it off, so I finally took the time...

How to Protect Gate Operators from Lightning

(as much as God allows) Calling to tell you that the expensive gate operator we installed or repaired was smoked by lightning and isn’t covered by any warranty, is a painful conversation that we would like to avoid. Our phone rings after every storm.  This year feels...

How to Decide – Single vs Double Swing Gates or Slide Gates

The ideal gate configuration for your situation depends on many factors including physical restrictions, aesthetics and budget. As you are considering the designs for your driveway, keep the following in mind: Single Swing Gate: • You only need one automatic opener,...

How to Fix a Broken Driveway Gate

First, let’s rule out any non-electrical issues.  Shut the power off, disconnect the gate arm (if it’s a swing gate), or disconnect the chain (if it’s a slide gate).  Try to move the gate open by hand. If the gate opens easily, then the gate itself is not the...

Protecting Your Custom Iron Gate

Custom iron gates are truly a work of art in their own right!  Whether a gate is adorned with majestic angels, an image of a beloved pet or an idyllic mountain retreat, the beauty of the artistry associated with these lovely creations cannot be debated; and many of...

3 Ways to Beautify Your Business Location

If you own a business with a physical address, you are well aware of the added expenses that go with owing real business property verses one that is on-line.  Lease expenses, utilities, insurance, additional team-members, maintenance costs, etc, take a financial...

3 Reasons to Install a Gate Operator

A gate operator is a mechanical device that automates the opening and closing of your gate. They could be electric, solar powered or hydraulics actuated. These are some popular reasons for installing an automatic gate operator.   Security. The primary reason given to...

Two Entrances that are Enhanced with a Custom Gate

Custom gates come in a vast array of styles, sizes, designs and prices, and run the gamut from being fabricated from wood, to iron, to aluminum to combinations of metals and wood. Any entrance are beautified when embellished with a custom gate.  Here are two gates...

Cold Weather Problems for Your Gate Operator and Their Solutions

Cold weather can cause some issues with your gate operators. These are some potential problems and solutions that might save you an invoice from your friendly gate repair man.  Problems: Slower to open Consistently only opens after multiple attempts Movement is choppy...

How to Extend the Life of Your Gate Operator

You take great pride in the gate you own. It’s a reflection of your home’s ambiance, your unique personality, your special interests or your business’ brand.  Not only should your cherished gate be well maintained, but your gate’s operator...

8 Brands of Gate Operators

If you have decided to install an automatic swing-open or slide-open gate for your home or business, then you have been faced with the challenge of deciding which brand. You’ll need to analyze what you need and the requirements for your project. While there are many...

3 Tools That Will Help You Maintain Your Iron Gate

Iron gates are timeless; and their history dates back thousands of years.  They offer classic sophistication, unrivaled durability and enhanced security.  Maintaining these beauties – whether wrought iron or cast iron — is not difficult as long as a little...

Five Creative Ways to Hide Unsightly Objects on Your Property

Keeping your property looking its best is important to you; and it doesn’t require the cost of a professional landscaper to ensure your home’s first impression remains top-notch.  A manicured lawn, for example, can be a beautiful thing to behold; but what...

3 Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

Privacy is a coveted thing, especially when you are in the comfort of your own home. Glaring headlights, pedestrian traffic, road noise, and even wind can hinder the level of enjoyment and privacy in a yard. When choosing how to make your own yard more private, there...

3 Types of Durable Gates

Adding a gate to your property is a wonderful way to add value, give curb appeal, or aid in the security of your home. There are a number of things to consider when looking for a material for your gate design. Cost, maintenance, and durability are important factors,...

3 Reasons To Invest in Custom Iron Gates

We at Aberdeen Custom Gate and Iron have provided quality ironwork for over twenty years. Custom constructions and daring designs are our passion and expertise. Our ironwork methods are customizable, which allows the needs of each and any customer impeccably met no...

Home Additions to Make Your Property Stand Out Among the Rest

All one has to do is pick up a home-improvement magazine to take in the myriad of ways you can add prestige and pinache to your property.  Thoughtfully-selected additions instantly increase your home’s market value, dramatically enhance your property’s...

3 Reasons Why People Love Gates

Utilizing gates for one’s property used to be reserved for the wealthy; and though some very exclusive gates can run into many thousands of dollars, gorgeous estate gates can be, surprisingly, affordable for most homeowners.   There are a number of reasons why...

History of Metal Fabrication

Metal fabrication refers to the processes of heating, pounding, compressing, cutting, bending, twisting, welding, polishing, machining and assembling various metals – such as alloy steels and brass – as well as raw material forms – such as sheet and bar stock – into...

Five Amazing Uses of Iron

The term ‘iron’ can be a bit confusing; but in a nutshell, wrought iron is an iron alloy with a reduced carbon content of less than 0.08%.  Then, there is cast iron which has a carbon content ranging from 2.1% to 4%.  Interestingly, 90% of all metal that...

Security Fences – The Most Impenetrable Types in the World

If one were to guess where the most impenetrable fences in the world are, perhaps 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC would not be one of them with the history of White House breaches that have occurred in the past several years.  However, when highly-secure...

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