Here’s a breakdown of the solid bronze gate hardware from Coastal Bronze used on this particular outdoor inswing latticed gate project. Featuring old world designed hardware as manufactured by Coastal Bronze, this installation inludes a combination of 4×4 Cast Bronze Butt Hinges and a Double Thumb Latch Set configured for a 3″ – 3 1/2″ thick gate due to the thicker stile of the gate. With a focus on gate hardware, Coastal Bronze fills a gap in the hardware industry for a product that will never rust in extreme outdoor conditions. As the bronze hardware ages, the product will form a greenish patina.
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What is bronze?
Bronze is an alloy that contains mostly copper, tin and some lead. It’s introduction over 5,000 years ago revolutionized metal work and launched the Bronze Age. By adding tin to copper, workers created a metal that was stronger and impervious to corrosion. Bronze artifacts have been found dating from as early as 3,500 BC.
Coastal Bronze Hardware is pure bronze; 90% Copper and 10% Tin.
Is bronze hardware more beautiful?
Moving from the scientific to the aesthetic, we can assess the superiority of bronze as a feature in the landscape. Bronze has a long history of use as the preferred material for outdoor hardware, partly because of its durability but mainly because it weathers so beautifully.
Once installed outdoors, the metallic bronze hardware darkens to an old-penny brown then eventually to a greenish/blue patina. These colors compliment the browns and greens in nature and do not distract from the natural beauty of the landscape.
About Coastal Bronze
Traditional Bronze Hardware for Gates, Doors, Shutter, Barns, Window, and Carriage Doors.
Coastal Bronze specializes in gate hardware for wood or metal gates, door hardware along with barn hardware and a complete line of strap hinges that will accent any gate or door. You will find a complete line of window and shutter hardware.
With a focus on gate hardware, Coastal Bronze fills a gap in the hardware industry for a product that will never rust in extreme outdoor conditions. As the bronze hardware ages, the product will form a greenish patina.
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