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3 Reasons to beware of Iron Doors and Gates that come from China instead of the U.S.A.

Your Arizona home is a reflection of your own unique approach to your family’s lifestyle. A custom made iron door or gate for your property will add value and elegance to your home immediately.

But BEWARE: Choosing the right company to help you design and then build these items can be tricky, unless you know what to look for. With First Impression Ironworks, we’ll help avoid substandard quality materials and workmanship.

A lot of local companies that will sell you an iron door or gate will say they are “Locally Designed” or “Installed by Local Experts”. Here’s what they may not say: “100% American Made Steel”.  You should ask  “Where will my Door or Gate be made?” Also, ask specifically about the materials? For example, steel that is made right here in the USA is far superior to that made in China. Make sure you’re getting not only a ‘locally’ designed door or gate, but that it’s not being ordered from a factory in China.

Why is this important? A local company may pay far less to have their Doors and Gates made in China rather than in the U.S.A.  Do you really want the lowest bidding factory in China making a door or gate  for your Arizona home? The truth is, there are almost no safety or quality controls in Chinese factories. It’s very unlikely that any Door or Gate made in China will meet the health, safety and quality standards meant to protect you and your family.

Here’s something else to watch out for: Many Iron Door and Gate companies in Arizona do NOT have a lengthy track record. The reason? Production problems, delays in getting doors and gates delivered on time, and low product quality are typical for Iron Doors and Gates coming from China. What happens then is the predictable Social Media uproar and bad reviews for that local company. They then go out of business, look for another Chinese factory supplier, and start selling under another name right here in Arizona. Be very suspicious of any warranty from a company that makes their products in China. 

First Impression Ironworks is America’s #1 designer, manufacturer and installer of custom Iron Security Doors, Iron Entry Doors, and Iron & Wood Gates. We’ve been Arizona’s largest custom ironworks company for over 25 years. Our commitment to you is that we build and install only use only 100% American Made Steel Products. We are, in fact, the industry leading ornamental iron manufacturer and custom iron door manufacturer in the U.S. We’re headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona.