If this massive gate was made of wrought iron/hollow steel, there is nothing anyone can do to prevent it from eventually rusting from the inside out. If it was solid steel, as it is solid aluminum, it would weigh ten – twenty times as much and likely cause hinge fatigue and eventual failure. At Wilson Bothers we believe in Ultra Aluminum's concept for architecturally appealing fence that will withstand the tortures of weather, pollution, chemicals, and savage environments with the desire to replicate the intricate details of historic ornamental iron fences, only using materials that would end up being stronger, and stand up to the torturous variations of the environment with long lasting durability. We build things to last decades not just a few years like wrought iron!