This modern slide bolt is made from marine grade stainless steel – plus, it locks – all whilst looking stunning on this wood gate!
When you have a gate that is installed near the ocean, you need to pay attention to the materials that you use in your hardware. Stainless steel or bronze are two excellent choices for locations near the ocean. They help resist the destructive properties of salt. Since bronze doesn’t contain any elements that can rust, this hardware is good to go for the long term. Over time you can see a green patina (on the copper component), but you won’t see rust. Bronze has a living finish that is never pristine. It’s always reacting to its environment in beautiful and unique ways. That said, all outdoor hardware requires maintenance and even marine grade stainless steel should be wiped or washed down once a year to remove the surface deposits of salt.
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