Forged fences are among the most reliable ways to protect garden sites, territories of enterprises and business facilities. They are distinguished by an attractive appearance and a very solid value. They make the zones of parks, squares, private households from unwanted penetration. These accessories serve as elements that conclude design of private possessions and other territories.
Multiplicity of manufacturing techniques, design options makes forged, as well as welded gorgeous and intricate structures by a universal means to enhance the territory of any site. Decoration of such structures are peaks.
What is it?
An ideal for beauty and decoration Forged fence, mounted on solid pillars, will remain unfinished if its surface will not be equipped with figure peaks. This framing has a story that has no one century, but today the demand for it remains quite high. Pick is Pointed metal screw, the main purpose of which has always been An obstacle to unwanted penetration on the fenced territory.
Our ancestors have equipped the surface of the gate and fences with the tips of copies and peak with the sole purpose: do not allow the enemy to move through the fence. If they did not care about the aesthetic purpose of the peak, in our time there are also aesthetic function for the upper intake or portal slice. In addition to functional purposes, aesthetic function.
The intake peak is a pointed tip made mainly of metal. A variety of such products can be called peaks from metal products manufactured by hand (when pointed tips are cut out of its sheet). These tips are installed on the top of the fence. Wooden peaks, dusted on woodworking machines and designed for wooden fences are also known.
Modern manufacturers offer the attention of the buyers of plastic screws for the fence that can be considered a universal type of intake accessories.
This material is devoted to forged and welded intake structures, so imparting for them should be considered in terms of application precisely for these types of fences. They use either forged or cast iron, as well as steel peaks.
Such products in most cases have a form of a few flattened metal petals, a cones of four- or trigger cross sections. There are also products approaching in shape to an equilibried triangle elongated form. Ends of intake peaks can resemble arrowheads and copies, and they can all be flat, surround figures. There are also exclusive species, made in the form of small statues.
Raw materials for the manufacture of cast and forged fence-gauge tips serves, as a rule, low carbon steel. Cast accessories can perform from cast iron. This black metal serves as an initial raw material for steel smelting and traditional material for casting decorations made of metal, centuries used for the manufacture of artistic fences with elegant pattern. It is badly welded with steel intricate elements.
This problem can be solved by landing cast-iron imparting on the thread. To do this, it makes the appropriate cavity, although it is often performed by casting by imagined with all the fence. The same applies to steel products, which, in addition to the threaded connection, are also welded to the steel fence.
If desire and appropriate technical skills, you can make fence tips in the form of peak with your own hands. It will be used not to cast or forging (it is practically impossible at home), and the welding and cutting of the metal. The material of the manufacture will serve a steel round or square rod, corner, hexagon, fittings and divers.
Such products not being quite aesthetic, quite sharp at the ends and perfectly copble with a protective function. In terms of strength, reliability and durability, they are not inferior to more elegant cast and forged analogues.
Criterias of choice
Initially, the historical function of pointed intakes was the protection of the territory from unwanted injuries of robbers. The perimeter of the hedge was always equipped with sharp elements for this purpose. Aesthetic attractiveness and artistic refinement of the fence went away to the background. Nowadays, the main importance remains for the decorative purpose of such tips. To combine these two functions, you can use the made of steel, made using artistic forging method.
In decorative purposes, it is better to use cast peaks that, unlike forged species, a more dull vertex.
There are combined types of fences that are combined through one pointed and decorative peaks. Another criterion for choosing intricate or gorgeous tips is The problem of the relevance of any kind of their variety in relation to the specific type of fence design. This applies to the use of cast peak on beautifully discharged fences, because for the patterned forged fence, such imperts may become “alien” elements.
It is important to observe the measure, trying to achieve the originality of the fence. Peaks should be combined with the existing fence.
Features of installation and care
When installing a peak on the upper cut of the fence, it is important to consider the nuance: they must reproduce the shape of the slice itself (for example, arched, wavy, flat or angular). In order to visually change the geometry of the fence pattern, they can be folded into the shapes, changing by heating and flexing the inclination of the ends of the rod, on which peak screws are attached.
In some cases, such elements are installed not only on the upper part of the fence, but also include them in the pattern in the middle part of it, or they equip the bottom cut of the fence. They must be installed vertically, even if they are arranged down. A permissible is the installation by imagined through one bar of the fence, as well as for each rod (subject to the retreat from the poles for some distance).
As for the technology of fastening steel, screwed to the fence, forged peaks are fixed to the electric welding fence. The only parameter that in this case should be taken into account is the cross section of such a screwdriver that can be either round or square. Therefore, it should be attached to the fence elements of the corresponding profile.
Alloy peaks differ from forged analogs by the presence of a cavity in the form of landing socket. When assembling this cavity is planted on top of a fence profile or rod. This requires compliance with the principle of fastening a round profile on a round rod, and a square – per square.
As for the care of forged or cast intricate peaks, it is enough to periodically paint these elements in order to protect them from corrosion (with the exception of cast iron products).This will refresh the design of the fence, giving it a fresh and beautiful appearance.
Staining can be carried out in a tone of the fence, or highlighting peaks with contrasting color.
How to make fence tips in the form of peak with your own hands, look in the following video.