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New Orleans Iron Railings - Add Style to Your Home

One of the distinctive features of New Orleans is our wrought-iron railings. From French Quarter balconies to historic stairways and beyond, these distinctive “iron lace” designs are a focal point of both old and new NOLA architecture.

With our iron railings, you can bring this Victorian style to your house – at an affordable price that won’t break the bank. We create all our custom wrought-iron products in-house or order directly from the factory, so you don’t have to worry about paying expensive markups on your new handrails.

And since wrought iron lasts for decades (and longer) with proper maintenance, you’ll enjoy your design upgrade for years to come.

If you’re considering adding traditional balcony railings or other residential rails to your New Orleans home, give us a call, or keep reading to learn more about how wrought-iron railings can add a new dimension to your interior and exterior design:

New Orleans Iron Railings Define our City

Railings New Orleans - Crescent Iron WorksWhen you install new Victorian railings, you join a rich tradition of New Orleans style.

Iron balconies became fashionable in Europe around the mid-1800s, with French and Spanish immigrants bringing their ornamental and decorative tastes to our city. Since we had a number of blacksmiths already – who could create the beautifully-crafted wrought iron balconies and railings on demand – we quickly became known as the “city of iron lace.”

Wrought iron can last hundreds of years with proper care; as a result, many of these original railings can be seen downtown today.

Ornamental railings: Modern style and function

Many homeowners choose to continue this local tradition in their homes today by installing a distinct style of wrought iron railings. However, tradition is not the only reason these railings are a NOLA favorite.

Wrought iron offers many benefits not found in other materials including:

  • Durability
  • Mold-ability and customization
  • Classical and elegant aesthetic
  • And more.

We’ve found our customers appreciate the ability to create handrails that reflect their personal style and last for decades, and that’s why we continue to offer ornamental iron railings to our clients.

The advantages of Our Iron Posts and Railings

Railings New Orleans - Crescent Iron WorksRailings from Crescent City Iron Works come with many benefits. In addition to stylistic features, wrought iron provides many durability and safety features for homeowners.

Here are a few reasons our clients love their wrought-iron commercial and residential rails:

  • Customization: Wrought iron, during the crafting process, can be easily shaped into our clients’ creative designs.
  • Strength: Once finished, wrought iron Victorian railings are stronger than cast iron railings.
  • Durability: Unlike wood railings, wrought iron will not chip away with hail (or teething animals or children). Additionally, as all the joints are welded, you won’t have to worry about loose nails.
  • Lifespan: Properly cared for, an iron handrail will last a lifetime. The same cannot be said for wood (which rots) or aluminum (which corrodes).

Working with us

30 Years - Crescent Iron WorksAt Crescent City Iron Works, we’re proud to have 30 years of experience providing wrought-iron ornamental railings, custom fences, and more to NOLA residents.

We believe customer satisfaction comes first: we work to create a finished product that makes you smile. Additionally, we know quality craftsmanship begins with quality materials. We don’t cut corners on your project (literally or figuratively).

Here are a few reasons our clients choose us:

  • Experience designing New Orleans railings: Our professionals don’t create generic, cookie-cutter wrought iron railings. As craftsmen, they create Victorian railings and other residential rails that reflect the unique character of our city.
  • Reliable reputation as a New Orleans contractor: Not all businesses can survive in the same city for three decades. We’ve stuck around because we provide accurate quotes, show up on time, clean up after ourselves, and install a beautiful product that matches your personal vision.
  • Affordable products: Because we create our railings in-house, we cut out “middleman” markups – so you can install quality residential or commercial rails at an affordable price.
  • Local service: We’ve focused our efforts on serving New Orleans locals. When you call us, you receive the personal attention you deserve.
  • Quality materials, carefully selected: Our craftsmen inspect their materials and only construct porch railings and other wrought-iron products from a high-quality source material.

Other Services

Once you’ve installed your custom wrought-iron handrails, you may decide you’d like to add other wrought-iron features to your home. Whether you’re interested in security-enhancing features (such as fences and gates) or leisure upgrades (such as an enclosed porch), we can help.

Here are a few of the services our railing customers sometimes pair with their new ornamental railings:

  • Wrought iron fences: Our custom wrought-iron fences can reflect historical styles (such as traditional fences or plantation fences), or create an entirely new design for a personal touch to your landscaping.
  • Iron railing gates: These gates can provide security for kids or grandkids (by keeping them from running into the street) and also deter trespassers.
  • Security doors: Mounted deeper than a traditional door and featuring shatterproof glass, these ornate entrances add flair while increasing your home security.
  • And more – give us a call to find out what we can do for you!

Driving Directions

Crescent City Iron Works is 14 minutes away from Craig Tracy Gallery and is 12 minutes away from Holocaust Memorial.

Directions from Craig Tracy Gallery—Head southwest on Royal St toward St Ann St and then turn left onto Toulouse St and turn right onto Decatur St and then continue onto Magazine St.

Directions from Holocaust Memorial— Head south toward Bienbille St and turn right onto Bienville St. Turn left onto N Peters St and continue onto Tchoupitoulas St and turn right onto Poydras St and turn left onto Magazine St. Make a slight right to stay on Magazine St.

About New Orleans

New Orleans is uniquely diverse, artistic, and full of life. We’ve built our business here because there’s no place on earth quite like NOLA in creativity or energy.

If you’re new to the NOLA metro area, welcome! Here are a few places we recommend you see:

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas: This outstanding aquarium focuses on the marine life of Louisiana, with over 500 species from the Mississippi River to the Gulf and many other regions. Featuring 10,000 animals, including sea turtles and exotic fish, it showcases the incredible wildlife that calls New Orleans “home.”
  • Laura Plantation: If you want to learn more about life in New Orleans 200 years ago, visit the Laura Plantation. This home-turned-museum offers guided tours of a restored plantation house and grounds. Since everything has been restored, and stories from the original residents are retold during the tour, you’ll leave with a new understanding of our rich history and culture.
  • The HI-Ho Lounge Comedy Hour: New Orleans is a hub for many types of entertainment, from live art demonstrations to stand-up comedy. If you want to relax after a long week, head to the Hi-Ho lounge every Sunday around 8 PM for a great meal and a laugh-filled comedy performance from local talents.

Resources

The Storytelling Ironwork of New Orleans (Atlas Obscura)
Get A Catchy Balcony Using These 60 Best Railings Designs (Pouted Magazine)
Wrought Iron Balcony Railing (Houzz)

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Crescent City Iron Works
3436 Magazine St., Suite #120-B
New Orleans, LA 70115

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