06/30/2016 - Coastal Bronze is excited to announce Hardware International, a line of Solid Bronze Cabinet Hardware. You can view the new Bronze Cabinet Hardware by clicking here:
2 Display Boards are available to view here:
07/30/2015 - Coastal Bronze is excited to announce that we are launching a new line of Solid Brass Shutter Hardware You can view the new Shutter Hardware by clicking here:
We will be sending out Catalogs and Brochures within the next few weeks. If you would like to carry this line or would like more information please call us at 1-877-227-6603.
10/06/2014 - Coastal Bronze is excited to announce that we are working with HRV Industries to distribute their new line of floor vents & registers. You can view the new vent products by clicking here: or by clicking the image below.
Coastal Bronze Hardware Updates
3/19/2014 - Coastal Bronze has been working hard to continue producing the quality bronze hardware that you come to know and love. On that note we are proud to offer and announce great new additions to our line of products. These new editions include brand new Front Door Hardware, Cabin Hooks, Case Latches, and many other hardware products that supplement our already compelling product portfolio.
Along with our new products we are also happy to announce that our updated pricing will take effect on April 1st, 2014. Make sure to check out our newsletter for special discounts and pricing. This new price list is included with every Coastal Bronze catalog and will help to keep you informed about current and future price changes and new product pricing.
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Bronze Hardware for Gates,
Doors, Shutter, Barns, Window, and Carriage Doors.
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. And just added to the collection you will find a complete line
of window and shutter hardware.
With a focus
on gate hardware, we fill a gap in the hardware industry for a
restoration product that is rust resistant in extreme outdoor
conditions. We offer a living finish that ages naturally and will
produce a greenish patina in extreme conditions.
Coastal Bronze is a Manufacturer of Quality Bronze Gate, Door, And Shutter Hardware.
Coastal Bronze was
created to provide a reliable and cost effective source for solid
bronze hardware for restorations in rustic old world designs for
coastal areas and rustic settings. Coastal Bronze products fill a gap
that has existed for years in restoration hardware lines for these
types of products.
As a Manufacturer of
bronze hardware we have chosen old traditional designs that have been
around for hundreds of years.
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.
How is Bronze
gate hardware different from Brass gate
Brass is also an alloy of copper, but differs from bronze in that its
primary additive is zinc instead of tin. Brass is similar to bronze in
hardness but suffers from the process of ‘dezincification’. This
process that begins upon exposure to heat and humidity is the leaching
of zinc from the metal. As the zinc migrates from the copper it leaves
a porous structure susceptible to cracking and corrosion. As a result,
brass hardware may eventually exhibit persistent red spots (zinc oxide)
and become more brittle and crack as they age.
Brass is commonly used for door hardware because
the melting temperature is lower than bronze making it easier to cast
in an automated production. The high melting point of bronze
necessitates casting in sand (a more difficult process) since the metal
molds used in brass production would melt. A new sand mold is created
for every individual casted part for Coastal Bronze.
Understanding Why Corrosion Happens
Corrosion of door hardware and gate
hardware occurs through several mechanisms that
are electrochemical in nature. In other words, chemicals react with the
metals to produce an electric current. This current changes the
structure and composition of the metal and results in pitting, flaking,
chipping and cracking.
The following chart illustrates how various metals found in door and
gate hardware compare in their resistance to corrosion:
Least Subject to Corrosion
Most Subject to Corrosion
It should also be noted that while stainless steel is more resistant to
corrosion than bronze, it may be more susceptible at its edges, creases
and at points where it contacts other metals.
In an attempt to prevent corrosion, manufacturers use various coatings
(e.g. powder-coat, paint and sealers) on the more susceptible metals.
These coatings invariably fail to prevent corrosion since even
microscopic gaps or inconsistencies in the coatings expose metal. This
provides points of corrosion that can rapidly grow. The result is that
the coatings are undermined, separating them from the surface leading
to cracking and chipping.
Is Bronze gate hardware
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 gate hardware,
partly because of its durability but mainly because it weathers so
Once installed outdoors, the metallic bronze
gate 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.